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Jacobsen & T H White Support Trilby Tour


Jacobsen and T H White Support Trilby Tour at Gaudet Luce Golf Club

Jacobsen and local dealer T H White provided tournament support recently as the Trilby Tour, the only televised amateur golf tournament, came to Gaudet Luce Golf Club in Droitwich as part of a series of Regional Championships across the UK.

Jacobsen, together with T H White supplemented the clubs existing Jacobsen machinery for the duration of the tournament. Three Eclipse 322 greens mowers, one GP400 ride-on mower for tees and surrounds, two TR-3 triplex cylinder mowers, two LF570 fairway mowers, one HR600 wide-area rotary mower, two Smithco Tournament Ultra greens rollers, one Turfco Torrent blower, one Cushman Hauler Pro-X and twelve E-Z-Go RXV golf cars were used for maintaining the golf course's championship standard status. The club is part of a growing customer base taking advantage of the recently conceived Textron Golf concept of a "one-stop shop" for turf maintenance equipment across the Jacobsen, E-Z-Go and Cushman brands.

Andrew Laing, Course Manager expressed his appreciation for the support the club received in the lead up to the event.

"I spoke to Simon Bingham from T H White and Steve Alabaster from Jacobsen at BTME earlier in the year about tournament support for this event. They both unreservedly said that they would support us in every capacity and they haven't let us down. We have had a relationship with T H White for over 14 years now and since changing our equipment to Jacobsen back in 2008, we've never looked back. The machinery is reliable and the after-sales support is second to none. I would just like to show my appreciation to Steve, Simon and also Albie, the Debach driver who delivered the support equipment, without them our preparations would not have gone so smoothly, so I can't thank them enough. It's also important to thank all the volunteers from local clubs such as The Worcestershire and Droitwich golf clubs, who have supported us as well. It's times like this that you realise what a fantastic and friendly industry we work in."

Simon Bingham from T H White commented

"It has always been important to us to support our customers both when they ask for it and also when they don't. We pride ourselves on our customer service and Andrew is a brilliant example of the relationship thta we strive to achieve with everyone who walks through our door. The course looked fantastic as always and we look forward to assisting in the same way for future tournaments at the club."

The Trilby Tour is now in its 10th year and has been described as "the fiercest amateur golf tournament". Each regional championship is broadcast on Sky Sports as part of the Trilby Tour series. With annual viewing figues of more than 3.5 million in 2015, the Trilby Tour is officially the largest amateur golf television series in the UK and Europe. It is formed of 10 regional competitions running from the end of May with the final taking place in Hull on 31st August.

The appeal of the tournament lies in it's unusual competitive format, with the top four players of the day going into a 3-hole shootout to decide the champion. Golfers have hailed the Tribly Tour as the closest experience to a prefessional tournament, playing under the pressures of an international televised event.





Groundcare team wins national award from global manufacturer

On 11 October several members of the T H WHITE Groundcare team attended a UK Dealer Conference delivered by Textron Specialized Vehicles in Colchester.

Textron Specialized Vehicles (TSV) is a global manufacturer with subsidiary brands including Ransomes, Jacobsen, E-Z-GO, Cushman and more in the UK. During the conference, the team was given an update on future products and the opportunity to see the machinery up close, including the new MAR series of mowers, the HM600 and the ELiTE golf car range.

As part of the event, TSV conducted their annual awards ceremony, and the T H WHITE Groundcare team was delighted to be awarded with the 2017 UK and Ireland Premier Service Dealer of the Year award, as well as a Certificate of Commendation for the Proturf Dealer of the Year award category.