Invest in new grinder

Royal Liverpool Golf Club say that grinding is an important aspect their maintenance and to take their in-house operation forward they have invested in a Foley Company 633 Accu-Pro from ProSport UK Ltd.

Course manager at Royal Liverpool GC (known as Hoylake), Craig Gilholm, has prepared the course for multiple high-profile events, and says that grinding during that time played a significant role in course preparation and its condition throughout competitions. Away from the course, Craig and his team have always tried to help local clubs with their grinding needs from other sports. 

“When Ian came and introduced us to the Foley, we were already familiar with other grinders.” Craig began. “So, discovering how great the Foley is, is a reflection on Ian. It was my confidence in him who I have known since 1998, my trust in his ability and the back-up service for the machines he sells, that really sold it to me. For us, our grinder is the most important tool in the shed and reliability is all. That is why, when we change our bottom blade grinder, we will again be looking to Foley.

“We started to do a lot of maintenance work for other clubs such as bowling and cricket and and it is important to us to deliver. In addition to our own 34 units, we are probably putting at least another 40-50 through the grinder from other sources and this is growing rapidly.

"One of the problems we have assisting smaller local clubs, is their equipment is old and not easily mounted in any grinder. Ian took this on-board and has developed an out of situ jig to accommodate a whole range of sizes, age and make of mower which can now be easily mounted in the Foley and the quality of the grind is always fantastic. Ian has shown an understanding of the issues we face which is brilliant, and his solution has proved invaluable and financially beneficial.”

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