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The R&A Greenkeeping Machinery Programme

Publication explains opportunity for support to clubs with greenkeeping machinery.

31st October 2014
Optimising machinery

A new brochure has been produced by The R&A which describes the support it is giving to clubs around the world in most need.  The brochure can be downloaded here.

A lack of greenkeeping equipment can restrict courses from maintaining good playing surfaces.  In 2004, The R&A established a programme to provide machinery free of charge.

Pedestrian and gang mowers
Machinery donations include pedestrian and gang mowers

3 or 5-gang trailed fairway mowers (clubs are required to have their own compatible tractor, pedestrian greens mowers, pedestrian aeration and scarification equipment for selected sharing schemes, are available through the programme.

Made possible by the continuing success of The Open and The R&A’s reinvestment in the sport through its ‘Working for Golf’ programme, over 140 golf clubs from more than 40 different countries have been assisted to date, equating to an investment of over £1.6 million.

Applications are accepted from any facility and can be made online from here, but they must be supported by an R&A Affiliated organisation.  A rigorous assessment process ensures that only those truly in need receive support.

For more information on The R&A Greenkeeping Machinery Programme, contact us at gkmachinery@randa.org