Ed Pettit, Managing Director of Carr Golf’s Course Maintenance Division takes a look at headwinds that lie ahead for golf clubs in 2023.
Carr Golf secures multi-year course maintenance contract at Stackstown Golf Club. Stackstown now joins 22 clubs across Carr Golf's portfolio.
10 January 2022: Carr Golf, Ireland's leading provider of golf club management and maintenance services, has signed a multi-year golf course maintenance contract with Rathsallagh Golf Club in Co. Wicklow. The deal comes on the back of commencing work at Edmondstown, Ardglass, Ballyclare and Lucan Golf Clubs in 2021.
As Clubs begin preparing for AGMs over the coming weeks, it is critical that Committee members and Club Managers understand some of the headwinds facing them, and in particular the cost implications around the maintenance of their golf courses.
After an extensive period of uncertainty for County Louth’s Seapoint Golf Links, a deal has been completed that sees Ireland’s leading golf services provider, Carr Golf head a group of investors, Genesis Links Holdings Ltd, in acquiring the properties and assets which make up Seapoint Golf Links.
2021 has been an unprecedented year for the main equipment companies servicing the golf course maintenance equipment market; Jacobsen, John Deere, and Toro. The post lockdown resurgence of golf across the globe in 2020 has seen demand soar to unprecedented levels for new golf course equipment with orders 30% ahead of what many of the manufactures forecasted.
Gary Duffy is acting Course Manager at Blainroe Golf Club since September 2020 and has worked within the Maintenance Division of Carr Golf as a Course Manager and Head Green Keeper since January 2018. On May 28th 2021, he documented a day in the life for us at Irish Golfer to give us an idea of the work that goes into the picturesque Co. Wicklow course.
Our Chief Financial Officer, Alex Saul spoke to the Irish Times about how clubs in Ireland can learn from and leverage golf’s participation boom over the past 12 months.
As Ireland excitedly prepares for golf’s re-opening on Monday 26th April, our chief revenue officer Alex Saul talks to the Irish Examiner about how clubs must be flexible and adapt to sustain the 2020 participation boom.