The rise of automation continues with the installation of the automated managed service solution at Grimsby Golf Centre.
Grimsby golf centre has recently undergone a complete refurbishment. Its driving range has had new netting, range balls, ball dispensers, golf mats and the robots installed. They have partnered with American Golf to boost its profile within the local golfing community.
The progressive thinking of the owner Colin Jenkins, meant the decision was taken from an early stage to install the automated system. In preparation for this the neglected overgrown nature of the golf range outfield, which stood at almost a metre high, required managing. Ground works had to be undertaken, before the robotic system could be intriduced. This was successfully completed thanks to a lot of hard work by local farmers, the Council, specialist grass cutters and the golf centre’s maintenance team.
The robots are designed to ease the chores of ball collection and outfield mowing, that are often seen as unpleasant and thankless tasks for golf operators and staff. Initially, many were quite sceptical as to how a robotic ball collection system would work in poor weather and ground conditions. Philip Sear managing director of Automated Managed Services explains:
We have spent years perfecting the collection and cutting by our robotic system. That said the automated system is not a silver bullet, poor weather conditions like heavy snow or torrential rain, will affect its ability to operate just like traditional equipment. Overall the basic principle of the robots is that it exerts far less ground pressure on the outfield than any other style of bulk ball collection or mowing. Requiring only minimal maintenance, the system is a reliable and dependable friend to the golf range operator. A great addition to any modern facility, the robots continue to change the future of outfield maintenance and the way golf ranges are operated for ever.
Grimsby golf centre is located at Littlecoates Road, Grimsby, DN34 4LU. Contact us for more info about the AMS Outfield Robots