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Turfgrass launches Virtual Turf Consultancy

11.10am 4th September 2020 - Innovation Centre

Irish-based agronomy experts Turfgrass has launched a new online consultancy which will provide golf courses access to proven solutions, best practices and expertise from its team of experts via virtual consultation.

Turfgrass have rolled out a new service called Turfgrass Virtual Turf Consultancy, which allows any golf course across the globe access to the company’s agronomic expertise. 

Turfgrass VTC enables golf courses to upload their golf course management data to avail of a virtual consultation from a trusted Turfgrass agronomist. Upon completion of a virtual consultation, the company will issue a best practice report to the client.

The entire process is very straightforward. Golf courses can easily upload imagery and data previously collected. This can then be securely transmitted to the Turfgrass team via their online encrypted SSL certified system. The team of experts will analyse all the evidence and present the client with a comprehensive virtual consultation followed by a tailormade agronomic report and appropriate programme for their golf course.

Not only does this service provide the golf course with a swift solution to their issue, it also allows the course to benefit from proven comprehensive solutions validated by years of experience from some of the best golf courses in the world.

Turfgrass have consulted on over 250 golf projects throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbean North and South America. With over 30 years of agronomic expertise they have extensive knowledge and experience with all types of conditions, grass types, climates and diseases. Turfgrass have been privileged to consult on a number of Championships across Europe; the ROLEX Trophy, the Evian Championship, Adare Manor site of the 2027 Ryder Cup and they have been appointed Official Supplier of Agronomy to the Solheim Cup four times in a row.

While the Covid19 pandemic may have accelerated the mainstream launch of this service, it is however not a new platform for Turfgrass. 

Turfgrass’s new online consultancy will enables clubs to upload course images and data for Turgrass’s experts to analyse

Julian Mooney, Director of Agronomy at Turfgrass, explained: “Whilst a virtual consultation can never replace an onsite visit, Turfgrass VTC is a valuable service which has been developed in recent years and has successfully assisted our clients worldwide. This has been a perfect platform from which to support our clients, giving us immediate access to their golf course issues and delivering quick responsive solutions for them”.  

Stephen Dundas, president of The San Roque Club, Spain, one of the many club’s to have benefited from the new online service, said: “Between their site visits, we have been using Turfgrass’s Virtual Turf Consultancy to great effect. It made a significant difference to our renovation project by having their guidance and expertise available at short notice, make improvements, and correct the issues when necessary, ultimately helping us save time and money.”

Anders Linnet, Head Greenkeeper at Kokkedal Golf Club, Denmark, is also delighted with the ability to connect with Turgrass’s experts remotely. He said: “The Turfgrass team have been a great support to our course with both their site visits and their online consultations. If we have an issue we send through pictures and videos and within 24 hours of me reaching out to them, we have a plan and a solution in place that can be immediately executed. These guys are the best at what they do and they have shown us how to work smarter and better with this efficient virtual service.” 

About Turfgrass®

Established in 1997, with their headquarters in Ireland, Turfgrass® is a world leading golf course development company specialising in building and maintaining the golf courses of tomorrow. They have extensive knowledge in Golf Course Management, Project Management of new golf courses, renovations and relocations, all underpinned by over 30 years of agronomic expertise.

They have consulted on over 250 golf projects throughout Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, North and South America. A summary of their client list includes Wentworth Club, Host of the BMW PGA Championship, Golf Club de Genève – Host of The ROLEX Trophy, Gleneagles – Host of The 2019 Solheim Cup, Vidauban Golf Club, Provence, France along with professional golfers Padraig Harrington and Rory McIlroy

For more information, please contact info@turfgrass.ie, visit www.turfgrass.ie

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