“GripClad performs brilliantly in the hardest of frosts”

By Alistair May 5, 2022 08:55

“At Boston West Golf and Appletree Country Park we are proud to endorse GripClad. We are the first, in the Away Resorts group of 27 holiday parks, to own a golf course, with more to follow in the future, hopefully.

“Our head greenkeeper, Ian Robins, recommended we use GripClad. He said: “I have been greenkeeping for 30 years. I’ve found GripClad by far the best surface for steps and steep inclines on paths. Even during the hardest of frosts, GripClad has always outshone other materials that I have used. I cannot recommend it higher! Great product!”

“Additionally, Phil Chantry, assistant head greenkeeper, said: “GripClad performs brilliantly in the hardest of frosts and even in light snow it still provides a good level of grip.”

“Since taking over Boston West Golf Course in 2020, Away Resorts has invested heavily in the site. We can now boast a much improved nine-hole golf course; a 20-bay, floodlit driving range – 10 of which are TopTracer; two new restaurants and bars: The Tipsy Eagle and Six Minutes West;  new sports and leisure facilities including, bike hire, an adventure playground and a splash pad. Additionally, huge investment has been put into our golf course, including substantive health and safety updates. This is where GripClad comes in!

“The original steps, on many of our tees, were covered in artificial grass, which had deteriorated over the years, causing a potential risk of slip injuries, especially in the wet weather. This was identified as an area needing immediate attention. GripClad to the rescue!

“Ian recommended we remove the artificial grass, which was quite slippery, and replace it with GripClad. As you can see from the photograph(s), not only has this improved the safety of our course, but it has also really improved the aesthetics too. Gripclad looks stylish and is extremely safe.

“Our golf pro, Sophie Hunter, stated that there has been: “A massive financial investment into the course. Although health and safety are paramount, we have had to make affordable improvements where we can.” GripClad has proved to be a cost-effective solution to the problem of slippery, dangerous steps.

“The added benefits of GripClad are that it comes in ready-cut, metre-long strips – the perfect length for our steps, with all the needed screws and fittings included. The benefits of this are that it fits directly onto our existing surfaces, making life so much easier for our greenkeepers who have reported that it is extremely easy to use, simple to fix, and is very hard wearing.

“The heavy-duty nature of the product is essential as it will need to withstand excessive usage from golfers and holiday makers alike. We are confident that we have found the perfect anti-slip solution in GripClad. We will definitely be recommending it to our other parks, for use in a variety of locations.

“Barry Eagle at Gripclad has been truly amazing, his customer service cannot be faulted. He has described and explained the product to us in detail which has allowed us to select exactly what we need. Therefore, we have had absolutely zero wastage. Moreover, the speedy deliveries have enabled us to continue with our refurbishment of the site in a timely fashion.

“I cannot praise GripClad enough. We will continue to use this product, not only on our golf course, but also on caravan and lodge steps, decking and fire escape stairs. It is such a versatile material!”

By Alistair May 5, 2022 08:55

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