A new dedicated golf division at Fife-based Scottish Grass Machinery is supplying Textron’s new range of Jacobsen ground maintenance equipment to eleven clubs including The Roxburghe, Gullane, Baberton, Dalmeny, Tulliallan, Dunbar, Helensburgh, Carluke, Hilton Park, Lenzie and Alloa.
Baberton and Alloa Golf Clubs are each financing their £100,000 investment by spreading out the cost of the machinery in a pay as you go deal with SGM’s new finance company, SGM Finance. The other nine clubs have bought £450,000 worth of equipment outright.
Alan Gammie, greens convenor at Edinburgh’s Baberton Golf Club, said: “This is the first time that the club has entered into a leasing agreement. Technology is moving so quickly nowadays that it doesn’t make sense for us to buy the equipment outright anymore. The deal with SGM Finance means that in five years time we can upgrade our machinery at no extra cost. We have almost 1,000 members at Baberton Golf Club and we need the high level of after care service offered by SGM to guarantee us peace of mind that we will always have fully operational equipment.”
Scottish Grass Machinery is in the top three Textron dealers in Europe and accounts for 15% of all Textron sales in the UK, despite operating only in Scotland.
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