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Emmett Curran breaks record at RJL Golf Course

12.13am 30th March 2009 - People

Emmett Curran, head greenkeeper at Downpatrick Golf Club in Northern Ireland, is the first person to break par at the RJL golf course at Ransomes Jacobsen’s head office in Ipswich; the first visitor to the factory to achieve this feat on the company’s recently opened three-hole course.

He was a member of a party of greenkeepers on a visit to the Ransomes Jacobsen European headquarters, hosted by the company’s dealer for Northern Ireland, Brodericks (NI) Ltd. Emmett, who was a five handicap player before giving up the game years ago due to arthritis, was amazed at his sub-par round.

“This is a great little course,” he said, “very tricky due to the pin placements and the final hole, which is almost an island, so I was delighted to get round in just eight shots. This course is a credit to Ransomes Jacobsen and is in excellent condition.

“We had a superb visit and I must admit that I didn’t realise the extent of the manufacturing capability at Ipswich. It was a great experience and the round of golf was the perfect end to a really enjoyable day.”

Ransomes Jacobsen


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