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The Bunker Conqueror

8.30am 8th November 2011 - Course Development

The club’s new Toro Reelmaster 3100-D Sidewinder

When Chesterfield Golf Club undertook a three-year bunker renovation programme, they knew there was only one piece of kit to conquer the steep edges and sharp contours of their new hazards – a Toro Reelmaster 3100-D Sidewinder mower.

As part of a recently signed five-year deal with Toro distributor LelyUK, the Derbyshire club has invested in two 3100-Ds, famed for their ‘shifting’ cutting units and unbeatable manoeuvrability.

As course manager Mark Crossley explains: “We needed a machine that would get around those hard-to-reach areas, and it does just that and more. It’s superb! It’s extremely versatile, works on all areas of our 18-hole course and is great to ride. With all the investment in our bunkers, we needed a machine that would show them off and the Reelmaster does that – the quality and difference is remarkable.”

The club, which has been using Toro machines for seven years, has also added two Greenmaster 1000s, a Groundsmaster 3500-D Sidewinder and a Debris Blower 600 to its fleet. What’s more, Mark is looking forward to the delivery of a further five Toro machines in the near future.

Mark’s a big fan of Toro, crediting the machines for their reliability and productivity. “Adding more Toro to our fleet is one of the best decisions I’ve made as a course manager,” he concludes. “I won’t hear a bad word said against Toro as they really perform. We get a spot-on before and after service and are looking forward to getting even more Toro machines for the club in future.”

For more information on Toro machinery, call distributor Lely UK on 01480 226800, email  or visit


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