John Deere has been appointed the official supplier of turf maintenance equipment for the 2001 Ryder Cup at The De Vere Belfry. The Match will be played on the Brabazon course 28th to 30th September.
The De Vere Belfry, home to the Professional Golfers’ Association since 1977, already uses a full range of John Deere machinery for course preparation and maintenance. A staff of 40 operates a fleet of more than 50 machines to maintain the three 18 golf courses.
“We are delighted to be associated with De Vere Hotels and with the Ryder Cup,” said Alec McKee, managing director of John Deere Limited. “This exciting partnership underlines the remarkable progress we have made as a business since entering the golf equipment market seriously in the mid 1990s.”
John Deere’s world wide commercial and consumer equipment division, located in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, manufactures and distributes a full line of golf and turf equipment from greens, tees and fairway mowers to aerators, compact tractors and ‘Gator’ utility vehicles.
John Deere will also be supplying equipment to The De Vere Belfry for the Benson & Hedges International Open in May 2001.
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