Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club, one of the top courses in the north east of England, has purchase five Jacobsen Eclipse 322 hybrid triplex mowers using Ransomes Jacobsen’s Certified Pre-Owned scheme.
Delivered early in the season by local dealer, Rickerby Ltd, the mowers are being used to maintain the tees and greens on the Prince Bishops course and the recently opened nine holes on the new Cathedral course.
Roger Shaw has been course manager at Ramside since it was built in 1993. Commenting on the new mowers he said,
“I’ve been using Jacobsen greens mowers for over 20 years; in fact we have a Greens King IV that is 20 years old and we are still using it! The quality of cut from the Jacobsen cutting units is second to none and we’ve now upgraded to the latest technology in a very cost-effective manner.
“Jacobsen’s CPO scheme is an excellent initiative and has certainly allowed us to take advantage of this latest hybrid technology at a cost that is very favourable for the club. The consistency of cut we are getting across our greens and tees is remarkable; we just dial in the frequency of cut and it’s locked in. No matter who is driving any of the mowers, they all cut exactly the same.”
Nick Scott is the club’s head mechanic and has earned a high reputation for the manner in which he maintains the mixed fleet at Ramside Hall.
“Working on these Eclipse mowers is really easy; the swing-out centre unit is an excellent feature and access to the engine and other major components is really good. All the systems on the Eclipse are electric, using a small diesel engine to run a generator. Because of this we are seeing significant fuel savings as a result.
Ramside Hall Hotel and Golf Club is owned by Ramside Estates Ltd, who have began an £18 million scheme to add 48 more bedrooms to the hotel in a new facility that also includes a spa, a 25-metre swimming pool and conference suite. The new Cathedral course also has planning permission for 21 executive homes, with phase one currently under construction. The final nine holes on the course are due to open in September.
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