Aldwickbury sees member boom

Sean Dudley

Aldwickbury Park Golf Club, situated in Hertfordshire in the UK, has boosted its membership this year by 140 members. According to course manager Stuart Langhorn the condition of the course is one of the major factors for the surge in membership.

“We pride ourselves on being the most welcoming club in Harpenden with excellent facilities to accommodate players of all abilities,” said Langhorn. “We have the challenging 18 hole Park course, the delightful 9 hole Manor course and good practice facilities, but the overwhelming reason why we are seeing growth in membership is the investment by Burhill, which has resulted in the course condition improving year on year. Even in today’s harsh economic climate we are still attracting new members.”

During four years at the club Langhorn has worked closely with the Benington branch of Ernest Doe and Sons, who are main dealers for Ransomes Jacobsen, the Ipswich-based turf equipment manufacturer.

“I’ve been running a Jacobsen Tri-King tees mower, an AR250 rotary mower, a Cushman Turf-Truckster and a Turfco SP1530 top dresser for some time now, all purchased from Does,” Langhorn said. “We needed to upgrade our ageing tractor with something with the power and lift capacity to handle our Wiedenmann deep aerator, Lewis trencher and large Rotomech rotary mowing deck. Does demonstrated their Iseki TG5470 and it proved to be ideal for our requirements with plenty of power for all the attachments.”