Huw's Excellence Brings its Rewards
It's been an exciting year for Huw Morgan, holder of the prestigious Toro Excellence in Greekeeping Award. In February, the Course Manager of The Wildernesse Club, near Sevenoaks, Kent, took up the first part of his prize: a two - week trip to the US, courtesy of Toro.
Then recently Huw was presented with the second part of his prize, a brand new Toro Workman 2100 utility vehicle for his club.
"The new Workman is a great transport vehicle. We have a pretty big course, so it's a useful addition to our fleet."
Huw's visit to America kicked off with a week at the GCSAA Conference and Show, in Orlando.
Next on the agenda was a three-day visit to The Toro Company headquarters in Minneapolis, to observe the manufacturing operation, and two days in Riverside, California, home to Toro Irrigation.
"It was quite amazing to see the Toro operation first-hand. The quality of the manufacture and the pride they take in their work is quite inspiring. I also visited some beautiful golf courses in the desert between Los Angeles and San Diego and had some very interesting discussions with their greenkeepers," added Huw.
"The reaction of everyone at Wildernesse to the award has been amazing. They are very proud of the achievement and the effort put in by everyone in the greenkeeping team - because it's a team prize, not just mine."