Carr Golf, specialists in golf course maintenance, is continuing its drive in the domestic golf market with the announcement of several long-term deals with leading golf courses across Ireland. Over the past six months, the industry leader has been enlisted by five clubs: Ardglass in Down, Blainroe in Wicklow, Edmondstown in Dublin, Ardee Golf Club and Seapoint Golf Links in Louth.
Despite the economic challenges Covid-19 has posed, golf has enjoyed a domestic boost in the periods the courses were open in 2020 and Carr Golf has continued its growth trend in this space, ensuring golf courses across the island are maintained to the highest possible standard. They now service 18 golf courses in Ireland with plans for continued growth.
Ed Pettit, Managing Director of Carr Golf Maintenance Division said: “We are delighted to be working with the teams across these five incredible courses. The new signings are extremely exciting for us as we continue to work with courses throughout the country to improve and streamline their course maintenance. While Covid has widely impacted the golf industry in the past year, we have seen an increase in appetite amongst the domestic market in Ireland.”
Pettit added: “We are working with the green keeping teams at the clubs to help them maximise their ability to present the golf course to the highest possible standard. Our goal is to create the best possible playing surfaces and provide members with an enjoyable and challenging experience year-round.
“Our aim is to work with each of these clubs to increase their national ranking, to strategically improve their course and equipment fleet and to work with them to help increase memberships year on year. Once the current lockdown restrictions lift, we cannot wait to see people back out enjoying the courses in Ardglass, Blainroe, Edmondstown and Ardee Golf Clubs and Seapoint Golf Links.”
Ardglass Golf Club in Down is the most recent club recruited, with the partnership commencing in January. Paul Vaughan, PGA Professional and Director of Golf at Ardglass Golf Club commented: “Carr Golf Maintenance has now been with us here at Ardglass since the start of the calendar year and they have already made a huge impact in such a short space of time. The team is working closely with our green-keeping staff to provide expertise and resources to help produce first class playing performance at this crucial time for our club.
“We believe that Carr Golf’s innovative techniques and technologies will enhance the golfing experience and provide the best possible surfaces all year round while developing the performance of our own team by creating a culture and broadening their skills through training and mentoring. We look forward to working with them over the next few years.”
Carr Golf has developed its technology and approach with over 30 years’ experience, allowing each club the opportunity to increase productivity and efficiency resulting in increased performance and improved standards across the board. In recent years, Carr Golf has seen a steady growth in the uptake of their maintenance service with on average of three to five club partnerships being signed each year.