Golf club praises purchase

The team at Stanedge Golf Club say they purchased an Infinicut FL22 to equip the Derbyshire venue with a mowing solution for periods of wet weather - and believe its delivery in the autumn of 2023 could not have been more timely.

The prolonged and persistent rainfall has seen head greenkeeper Lee Williams and his team turning to the unit to maintain HOC and presentation while the triple green mowers are resigned to sheltering in the shed.

Located in the Peak District, the moorland/parkland course has seen unprecedented rainfall levels over the last six months. “With no ability to control what mother nature throws at us, all we can do is equip ourselves with the tools and techniques to be able to deliver surfaces no matter the weather,” explained Lee, who took over as head greenkeeper two years ago. “We knew that we needed to look at hand mowers and spoke to our local dealer Balmers GM about the options available. We trialled the Infinicut and were sold straight away."

Lee continued, “On top of the quality of finish, the fact that the Infinicut is battery-powered has been another big plus-point for us. While it wasn’t a necessity initially, we have now all-but eliminated issues with noise and vibration levels, as well as saving ourselves money on fuel.

"John Hobbs at Balmers was excellent at getting us all set up, including showing us the many features of the INFINIApp which we’ve been enjoying using."

At the time of writing, Lee explained that softer ground conditions had seen the club unable to use the triple green mowers this year to date.“The fact we’ve been able to get out twice weekly and in any breaks between showers with the Infinicut has been critical. I’d love to be able to hand mow year -round but with such a small team we are limited by our resources, however, should we be able to go down that road it would be an Infinicut fleet without doubt!”

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