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State-of-the-art greens mower for Wick course


By Staff Reporter- NOSN


Wick Golf Club has taken delivery of a new state-of-the-art greens mower costing £36,000.

The Toro machine was supplied by Reesink Turfcare and delivered by it Forfar-based area sales manager Dave Raitt. Fundraising, including special competitions, a midsummer fun night and sponsored speed golf, took place over the past year and grants were received from SSE Beatrice offshore wind farm fund and the Caithness and North Sutherland Fund.

Club captain Cat McLeod thanked the members for their support during the fundraising period and the grant boards of the two funds.

Greenkeeper Dougie Thorburn in the driving seat while (from left) are David Shearer, fund co-ordinator of the Caithness and North Sutherland Fund, Dave Raitt, Reesink Turfcare, Beatrice fund representative Linda Bremner, final-year greenkeeping apprentice Owen Cormack, club vice-captain Aly Mackay and captain Cat Macleod. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios
Greenkeeper Dougie Thorburn in the driving seat while (from left) are David Shearer, fund co-ordinator of the Caithness and North Sutherland Fund, Dave Raitt, Reesink Turfcare, Beatrice fund representative Linda Bremner, final-year greenkeeping apprentice Owen Cormack, club vice-captain Aly Mackay and captain Cat Macleod. Picture: Robert MacDonald / Northern Studios

“The greens mower that our greenkeeper Dougie Thorburn and apprentice Owen Cormack had to work with was well past its prime and we were in need of a newer model," she said. "After getting positive responses to our approaches to the Beatrice wind farm and the Caithness and North Sutherland Fund we decided to go for a top-of-the-range, environmentally friendly model that would benefit the greens staff, members and visitors alike.

"We are concentrating our efforts on course condition and improvement so that all golfers will hopefully enjoy the experience of a natural links course in great condition.

"There's still work to be done but we are moving in the right direction. We have more machinery and equipment that we need to update, so fundraising will continue along with planning for our 150th anniversary in 2020.”



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