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Bernhard Grinders pivotal to Royal County Down’s Irish Open preparations

3.13pm 12th June 2015 - Course Development

Grinders at Royal County Down
Grinders at Royal County Down

Bernhard and Company – manufacturer of Bernhard Grinders, the world’s finest blade sharpening systems for turf mowing machines – was pleased to support Royal County Down G.C. at the recent Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, hosted by the Rory Foundation.

Royal County Down used Bernhard’s Express Dual 3000 and Anglemaster 3000 precision grinders to ensure greens remained in pristine condition throughout the tournament.

Ranked among the world’s top 10 golf courses by pundits across the globe, Royal County Down is located in the Murlough Nature Reserve along the shores of Dundrum Bay. The stunning canvas for links golf boasts the magnificent Mountains of Mourne as a backdrop, offering different vistas from nearly every hole.

“The Irish Open welcomed stars like Rickie Fowler, Ernie Els, Sergio Garcia, Martin Kaymer, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy,” says Steve Nixon, International Sales Manager for Bernhard. “We’re honored to have played a key role in ensuring turf conditions complemented the stellar course and strong field.”

“Bernhard Grinders have been a mainstay in our maintenance shed for years,” adds Eamonn Crawford, Links Manager, Royal County Down. “Our team depends on their unmatched precision, ease of use, reliability and other attributes to make our links shine not just for the world’s best professionals, but for play by members and guests on a daily basis.”

Royal County Down is one of many renowned venues trusting Bernhard with tournament preparations this spring and summer.

TPC Sawgrass (THE PLAYERS Championship; Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.), Wentworth Club (BMW PGA Championship; Surrey, England) and Le Golf National (Alstom Open de France; Paris) are some other facilities benefitting from Bernhard’s trademark Express Dual and Anglemaster machines.

The Express Dual reel grinder sharpens without requiring disassembly of the mower. Its membrane touch control panel, speed loading system and automatic traverse, guarantees rapid turnaround and improved work shop safety. The unique auto relief eliminates the need for lapping, producing a more accurate finish and reduced maintenance costs.

Bernhard and Company

Royal County Down

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