Ransomes Mk1 Auto Certes at Celtic Manor Resort, During Restoration

Golf Courses Director at Celtic Manor on the 2010 Ryder Cup Course Jim Used a mower like this when he was a trainee greenkeeper in the 1960s He has fond memories of using it.
Auto Certes Mk 1 on the Insitu-grinder

This Ransomes Auto Certes was used at a Bristol Golf Course until 1976 I rescued it before it went into the skip. I totally restored it & it eventually was used at Grinder seminars & trade shows. It is now part of my extensive collection of Golf Course Greens mowers. I have 4 of these now, including an electric "Bowlic" model. Another like this one was restored & now resides in a Dublin, Trade Dealer's showroom. I exchanged it for an early RansomesĀ Horse Drawn Gang Mower. The Gentleman using the mower in the second picture is Jim McKenzie MBE Golf Courses Director of Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Gwent. He used a similar machine as a trainee greenkeeper in the early 1960sĀ & he just had to be photographed with it that day. I was there Sharpening & setting up all the Toro mowers ready for The Wales Open Golf Championship the following week, Just part of what I do for money.


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Peter Hampton