John Deere is supplying maintenance equipment for Doha’s new Education City Golf Club, which is set to open in the next few weeks.
The new site includes three golf courses and practice facilities, designed by José María Olazábal, captain of Europe’s winning team at the 2012 Ryder Cup.
Gardens surrounding the clubhouse will also provide space for other lawn sports such as footgolf, frisbee golf and croquet.
John Deere produces agricultural and construction machinery across the world. 93 of its machines have been sent to Education City Golf Club by Qatar dealer Progressive.
Progressive’s managing director, Seif Al Ghaly, said: “Progressive Trading is proud and honoured to supply Education City Golf Club for the first time with our largest ever fleet of golf and utility equipment, to cater for the maintenance of this prestigious project.”
The tractors, mowers and utility vehicles will help to maintain Education City Golf Club’s 120 hectares of golf courses, covering 33 holes.
Darren Smith is the club’s Golf Course Superintendent and chose John Deere as the club’s supplier.
Education City Golf Club’s General Manager Michael Braidwood added: “Our core product is the golf course and therefore it must be presented in immaculate condition.
“The equipment has been carefully selected to ensure an excellent guest and member experience.”
More than 90 per cent of the mowing fleet will use hybrid electric technology. The electric cutting units are more energy efficient and quieter than traditional mowers.
Braidwood continued: “John Deere products are aligned to our vision in sustainability and to supporting our environmental initiatives in reducing fuel and waste.”
Education City Golf Club is due to open at the end of October.
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