Greenkeeping teams from Clubhaus PLC, owners of 14 golf courses in the UK and 6 in Europe, have been visiting Textron International’s headquarters in Ipswich for extensive training in the operation of turf maintenance equipment.
The training is integral to the recent agreement between Clubhaus and Textron who have been appointed as exclusive supplier for turf maintenance equipment to the Clubhaus organisation.
“Following our agreement with Textron, “ said Guy Buckley, chief operating officer for Clubhaus, “we now have one of the most modern fleets of turf maintenance equipment and therefore we must ensure that our greenkeeping teams know how to use the equipment to maximum effect.
“A total of 80 members of our greenkeeping teams will take part in this training initiative where they will be instructed in all aspects of the equipment including general operation, safe use, routine maintenance and trouble shooting.
“Each training session will consist of between 12 and 14 staff in six batches, and at the end of each two day course they will take a written test with each successful candidate receiving a certificate confirming that the appropriate level of understanding has been achieved.
“At the completion of the training the two delegates who have attained the highest pass mark in the written test will win an expenses paid trip to the GCSAA conference next year.”