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Ipswich Golf Club Signs New Deal With Ransomes Jacobsen

10.31pm 26th September 2018 - Course Development

Ipswich Golf Club has signed a fourth five-year exclusive supplier agreement with turf equipment manufacturer, Ransomes Jacobsen. Local dealer, Bartram Mowers, supply the machinery at Ipswich Golf Club.

from left: Rob Hayward, Export Sales Manager at Ransomes Jacobsen; Andre Andrade, International Sales Director at Ransomes Jacobsen;  Graham Brumpton, Course Manager at Ipswich Golf Club; Will Carr, Golf Sales Manager at Ransomes Jacobsen; Kevin Lovelock, Director of Golf at Ipswich Golf Club

Commenting at the official signing of the agreement, Ipswich Golf Club’s Course Manager Graham Brumpton said, “We have had a relationship with Ransomes Jacobsen and Bartrams for more than 20 years now. The Ransomes Jacobsen manufacturing facility and the Bartrams depot are just a mile from our course, so that is very convenient. Having said that, the service and the quality of machinery that we receive is truly second to none, which is why we continue to keep our longstanding partnership in place.”

Kevin Lovelock, Director of Golf at Ipswich Golf Club said, “I am delighted to continue the close relationship with Ransomes Jacobsen. As a club we are very fortunate to have one of the world’s leading golf course machinery brands in Ipswich and it makes perfect sense for the two of us to work together.”

Ipswich Golf Club have since made a few purchases under the agreement including a Jacobsen LF570 fairway mower, a Turfco WideSpin 1550 topdresser and a Turfco Torrent 2 blower.

“Before signing the agreement and making these purchases, we also looked at other brands and products,” Brumpton continued. “We had demonstrations of different fairway mowers, but the Jacobsen LF570 came out on top. It was a unanimous decision amongst all nine of my staff, that the Jacobsen mower had a far superior quality of cut, and they found the machine the easiest and most comfortable to operate.

“At Ipswich Golf Club we are part of the Natural England Higher Level Stewardship Scheme. The aim of this is to bring the course back to heathland vegetation, as there is a huge decline in heathland areas and golf courses in the U.K. We are now seven years into the scheme, and the results are superb. We work closely with STRI, and we are proud of our reputation for environmental sustainability.

“Our relationship with Ransomes Jacobsen is enhanced by our shared values of sustainability. This is shown in the company’s product offering with the Eclipse 322 hybrid mower, which we use on our greens; the machine eliminates things such as oil leaks and noise pollution.”

Ipswich Golf Club is one of Suffolk’s top courses and its 27-holes are beautifully presented over 8,500 yards of heathland with additional practice facilities. The Club will host the English Women’s Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship in August 2019.

Pictured top: Graham Brumpton, Ipswich Golf Club Course Manager (right) with Will Carr, Ransomes Jacobsen’s Golf Sales Manager, and The Ryder Cup trophy with the Jacobsen Eclipse 322

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