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PGA Catalunya Resort and Ransomes Jacobsen sign preferred supplier agreement
April 23, 2012

Recently voted the No 1 golf course in Spain, PGA Catalunya Resort , situated in 300 hectares of outstanding countryside, just minutes from the centre of Girona in northern Spain, has signed a five-year preferred supplier agreement with Ransomes Jacobsen, turf maintenance equipment manufacturer and Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company.

Over the next five years, the entire fleet will become orange as the previous equipment is replaced with a range of modern turf maintenance products manufactured in Charlotte, North Carolina and at the company's European manufacturing base in Ipswich, UK.

PGA Catalunya Resort took delivery of its first item of Jacobsen equipment last year with the arrival of a Fairway 405, a seven gang ride-on fairway mower.

Commenting on the signing of the agreement, David Bataller, head greenkeeper responsible for the two 18-hole courses, the Stadium and the Tour said:  "Our current fleet is seven years old and as Spain's number one golf experience, course presentation is highly important to us. The quality of cut we get from the 405 played a significant role in determining our choice of equipment. We mow the fairways every day as you would expect from a club of our standing and the finish it's producing is superb.

"I've been impressed with the level of service we've received from Ransomes Jacobsen's Spanish distributor, Green Mowers of Burgos, following the purchase of the Fairway 405 and this was also a contributory factor in our decision to go with Ransomes Jacobsen."

Bataller has worked most of his life in the Catalan region, starting his career when employed during the construction of Golf Girona in 1991 and later being appointed course manager. He subsequently worked at Barcelona Golf Club and Club de Golf Peralada before taking up his position at PGA Golf Catalunya. 

Miguel Girbes, Golf Director at PGA Catalunya Resort added:  "We strive continually to enhance the golfing experience for both elite players and visitors on golfing breaks and have recently upgraded our practice facilities which will make a visit to PGA Catalunya Resort even more memorable. We particularly want PGA Catalunya Resort to become the preferred winter training camp for golf federations and clubs around Europe and the signing of this strategic partnership with Ransomes Jacobsen will be a contributory factor to help us achieve this goal."








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