Stoke Park’s driving range, saw the recent installation of AMS Robotic’s automated outfield maintenance technology.
Stuart Collier the director of golf at Stoke Park had this to say about the process:
We are a Members club, we have a members practice facility with a golf academy. Our practice facility is laid out with 18 hitting areas at one end and another 10 at the other end, so we have 28 areas in total.
The actual process has been good, in regards to carrying out the works very effectively. Just with the implementation, there was a few teething problems with everyone getting to grips with how the new system works.
No the only change was the resurfacing of all our bunkers, to accommodate the robots but we have not needed to implement anything else.
Yes it has been very positive, I think people have enjoyed seeing them out there and obviously it’s good to have them at our disposable to work as long as it needs to do to keep the range clear night and day. so yeah overall it has been pretty positive.
I think the most biggest improvement has been the outfield itself with the BigMow robot, and the fact of without having the heavy machinery going over it on a daily basis the quality of the outfield has improved dramatically.
Yeah, the back up and support has been good and we are looking forward getting through the season with all the equipment in place and giving us a consistent level of service. Founded in 1908, Stoke Park is located 35 minutes from London and just 7 miles from London Heathrow and boasts 300 acre of private estate.