Royal Jersey Golf Club signs exclusivity deal

By Alistair November 16, 2014 12:25 Updated

Royal Jersey Golf Club has become the latest course to sign an exclusive supply agreement with Sherriff Amenity. The three year agreement covers the exclusive provision of fertilisers and chemicals.

02-04 Royal Jersey Sign with Sherriff Amenity

With the links overlooked by Mont Orgueil castle and the French coast, Royal Jersey Golf Club has ‘postcard’ views from every angle. Having been part of the idyllic island for 136 years it is also immersed in rich history.

Ben Blampied-Smyth has the task of maintaining a fine reputation and first-rate course standards, but given the current challenging financial climate, maintaining a course to such high standards is not an easy feat. However, the exclusive agreement with Sherriff Amenity helps Ben receive quality products and vital technical assistance from a trusted supplier.

“We are delighted to have signed a three-year agreement with Sherriff Amenity. From now on all of our products will be purchased from them, which guarantees us fixed prices over a three year period – it’s great for our budgets,” said Ben.

Ben, who holds a degree in turf science and NVQ level 4 in golf course management, has struggled to find a compatible supplier during his three years as head greenkeeper at Royal Jersey, mainly due to the club’s location.

“The problem that we have on the island is that we are very limited to resources. A lot of the suppliers we previously used wanted me to pre-order our products and the delivery charges are quite high too. Sherriff Amenity has all the products I use and more. So instead of going to various suppliers on the Island and having to wait for various delivery times, Sherriff Amenity provides me with everything I need. Plus if I order over a certain amount they do the shipping for free which being on an island is a massive advantage.

“Sherriff Amenity provides a great service and products; if I’ve got a problem Rebecca will recommend two or three products and she will honestly tell me the advantages and disadvantages according to what I’m looking for. She will also give me feedback from other clubs that have used the products I’m interested in.”

Commenting on the agreement, Rebecca Turner, Sherriff Amenity’s account manager, said: “I’m always pleased to help and give Ben advice where I can. We have established a great working relationship and, as with all our customers, I look forward to continuing our relationship with Royal Jersey over the next few years.”


By Alistair November 16, 2014 12:25 Updated

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