“Greenkeepers and groundsmen should not overlook the importance of regular grinding in helping to cut water usage on the golf course and sports pitch,” says Stephen Bernhard, managing director of grinding specialist Bernhard and Company. “Water is an increasingly precious commodity – and one with a high price tag for those on mains water – costing around £1/mÂ³ and set to rise.
“The onus is on all clubs, even those using boreholes, to demonstrate that they are using water efficiently as their water usage will be audited,” he says. “With our background and knowledge firmly rooted in horticulture what we are trying to achieve is healthier plants. Badly mown grass is soon open to disease and will wilt, increasing the need for water.
“Grinding pays because maintaining a healthy sward is vital,” says Stephen. “Extremely easy to operate, our grinders give golf clubs the leading edge.”
For cylinder mowers, precision grinders include the latest highly automated Express Dual 5000 and the dynamic duo Express Dual 3000 and Anglemaster 3000. For rough areas where rotary mowers are used, blades can be fine-finished using the dedicated sharpener Rotamaster.
A well-presented golf course covers a number of issues from good drainage through to healthy grass cover – capable of being managed without extensive irrigation. Grinding regularly is a solution for clubs wanting to create superior courses… and cut water costs.
Clubs can arrange for a free grinding demonstration or ask for further information by telephoning Kim on 01788 811600, visit the web – www.bernhard.co.uk or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org