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Toro the Natural Choice For National Golf Centre

7.55am 4th April 2012 - Courses

Director of golf operations Richard Latham, front left, signs Woodhall Spa’s renewed Toro deal, with Lely’s Jeff Anguige, front right. Back from left are courses manager Sam Rhodes, finance director Craig Wagstaff and Lely’s Nigel Lovatt.

It’s all smiles at The National Golf Centre at Woodhall Spa as the team renew their five-year exclusivity deal with Toro and its distributor Lely UK.

Having used Toro machinery since 1997, courses manager Sam Rhodes, director of golf operations Richard Latham and finance director Craig Wagstaff didn’t hesitate to sign on the dotted line for a further five years with the market-leading turf maintenance machinery manufacturer.

Commenting on the signing, Sam says: “We stick with Toro because we believe it’s the best make on the market. We have a nine-year rolling machinery replacement programme, and find the machines really hold their value and make us a bit of money back at the end of that period, which you don’t get with other makes. We also have a fantastic dealer in Chris Sellars Groundcare – I can’t speak of them highly enough.”

The latest machines to arrive at the ‘home of English golf’ in  Lincolnshire are two new Workman MDX-D mid-duty diesel utility vehicles, a Reelmaster 5410-D fairway mower and a Groundsmaster 4300-D rough mower. Sam is also looking forward to the installation of a brand new Toro irrigation system going ahead later this year.

“We really value getting the complete package from Toro as a Total Solutions machinery and irrigation customer. At 25 years old, our existing Toro irrigation system has reached the end of its useful life and so we’re looking forward to replacing it with a full GDC system with Lynx control system software.”

For more information on Toro turf machinery and irrigation systems, call Lely UK on 01480 226800, email  or visit


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