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Around Royal Lytham with John Deere

12.08am 19th July 2012 - Course Development - This story was updated on Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

A short (2.5 minute) video has just been posted on the John Deere website at, which provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the hard work of the Royal Lytham greenkeeping team, led by head greenkeeper Paul Smith, and the John Deere support staff as they prepare this challenging golf course for the start of the tournament and its global audience, and features the John Deere course maintenance fleet flat out from tees to greens on the famous links. readers can view this video at the following link:

For more information on the 2012 Championship, and an interview with Paul Smith on how his team has been battling the weather to get the course in the best possible condition, also visit

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