Worcestershire GC Gets New Robot Greenkeeper

Worcestershire GC has added a new member to the greenskeeping team...

Robot Greenkeeper

Worcestershire GC have employed a new greenkeeper in the form of this Husqvarna robot lawnmower...

Worcestershire GC Gets New Robot Greenkeeper

Worcestershire GC have added a new member to the greenskeeping team, in the form of a Husqvarna Automower 450X.

The robot lawnmower is programmed to cut the grass in an approximate area of 4000 square metres, and even works through the night!

It also takes itself to the charging station when its power is low.

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The Husqvarna is going down well with visitors and the greenskeeping team as allows them to spend time on the more important and difficult jobs.

Course Manager, Steve Lloyd commented: “It’s great because it means we can keep a consistent cut throughout the week, it also saves time on a large patch of area where the rest of the team can focus on hard to reach areas and the trickier spots.

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"One of the best things about it is how it fertilises the grass and doesn’t leave behind any large bits of debris, like traditional mowers do – this has improved the quality of the grass massively, in just a short space of time.

Course managers

The robot lawnmower allows greenkeepers to spend their time on the trickier jobs

"I was sceptical at first that it could cope, but it has surpassed all expectations in its first few weeks. The area is looking fantastic, the grass density has improved and it’s keeping well on top of the job.”

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The Husqvarna is environmentally friendly, running on electricity with zero-emissions.

It comes with an app for which course manager Steve can check to track the robot's activity.

It also manages slopes and different terrains with ease, and navigates its way around divots and rough patches with ease.

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x