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GCMS Signs 14th Client

5.13pm 18th November 2014 - Corporate

GCMS LogoGolf Course Maintenance Services Ltd. (GCMS) has continued its strong growth and has added Cill Dara Golf Club to its portfolio of courses under management. This brings to 14 the number of courses that GCMS is working with around Ireland, including 5 of the Top 100 courses as ranked in Golf Digest Ireland’s 2014 rankings. GCMS assumed complete control of operations at Cill Dara Golf Club on November 3rd after a comprehensive consultation period with the Club, its Committee and staff.

Ed Pettit, Managing Director of GCMS commented “we are delighted to have been appointed to manage course maintenance operations at one of Ireland’s most traditional member’s Clubs. Its unique location in the Curragh and old warm charm is captivating and I know the team are excited about the prospect of working with the members and stakeholders of the Golf Club. Our intention is to have an immediate impact on the course, achieving significant improvements and enhancements in advance of the 2015 golfing season. I congratulate and thank the members, especially the Committee, for trusting GCMS to deliver improved standards and a more commercially viable operation.

GCMS is based at the K Club in Co. Kildare, Ireland and is Ireland’s largest outsourcing golf course maintenance Company. The company is continuing to expand with a further 4 golf courses expected to sign contracts with GCMS by the end of 2014. The Company’s unique approach and expert team allows it to achieve higher standards while maximising costs efficiencies through the centralisation of non-core functions. Opportunities in the UK, Portugal and Spain are being explored presently as the company looks to export its solutions based approach to course maintenance to other regions in Europe.

Cill Dara Golf Club, founded in 1920, uses the unique and natural terrain of the Curragh in Co. Kildare to provide a very enjoyable test of golf. Cill Dara is home to many of Irish horse racing’s top trainers, jockeys, owners and breeders. A members owned and run Club, members and visitors experience a very warm and relaxed atmosphere which is unique by today’s standards.

Clubs interested in improving maintenance and presentation standards while reducing associated costs should contact the company in complete confidence by emailing Managing Director Ed Pettit at

Golf Course Maintenance Services Ltd.

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