The month of April is synonymous in golf for the Masters, and each year Education City Golf Club runs its own version of the tournament over the 18-hole Championship course, which recently hosted the European Tour’s Commercial Bank Qatar Masters. The ECGC Masters is being held on 9th & 10th of April and this year John Deere will be supporting the club event, in conjunction with the effort that goes into setting the golf course up to present Augusta-like conditions.
The tournament ensures that all details are aligned to the Masters in terms of course conditions, fast greens and immaculate presentation, all handcrafted by John Deere equipment. The course will be prepared by the fleet of 93 John Deere machines including tractors, greens, fairway & rough mowers, giving members and guests an exceptional experience over the two-day event.
“The ECGC Masters is a signature event at Education City Golf Club. It is an opportunity to showcase the fantastic playing surfaces and course conditions during a two-day tournament. The team here enjoy making the small touches that brings the ECGC Masters to life for both our members and the guests that participate. John Deere is a terrific partner, as its precision equipment helps elevate the ECGC Masters to one of the most significant weekends in the golfing calendar,” stated Director of Golf at ECGC, Rhys Beecher.
In 2018, in line with the club’s sustainability vision, John Deere was selected as the perfect match to support the club’s vision in becoming a pioneer for sustainable practices and superior playing surfaces. Hybrid electric technology was chosen and is now used on over 90 per cent of the mowing fleet.
Education City Golf Club’s General Manager Michael Braidwood added: “Our core product is the golf course and therefore it must be presented in immaculate condition. We aim to highlight this annually at a number of key events and the ECGC Masters is one of those prestigious events.”
Players will compete in the gross division for the ECGC Masters green jacket, while other players can compete in the net division for great prizes. In 2020, the tournament winner was John Mills with great scoring in tough conditions over the two days.