Ecosol can name 44% of the top golf courses in Europe among our clients!
We’ve been having fun analysing the recently published list of Top 100 great golf courses worldwide-and we’ve worked on almost 20% of them!
State-of-the-art aeration and drainage
Ecosolve Ltd, now trading as Ecosol Turfcare, was set up by the King family in 1999 when they introduced new and exciting machinery to the British sports turf industry. Managing director, Bretton King began our sales and contracting service with one Drill n Fill aerator, initially demonstrating and operating it himself all over the UK and in Ireland before very quickly finding the machine was required at in Sweden too. Our first customer was Shirehampton Golf Club, near Bristol, which had compaction and poor grass cover on two greens. This job was swiftly followed by Ipswich Town Football Club. Soon after, the Drill n Fill performed the first of our many European commissions for Kungsangen GC in Stockholm, Sweden, at the request of the European PGA..
The revolutionary machine continued to work wonders on golf greens and other fine turf blighted by drainage problems, compaction, thatch and poor grass growth. One year later, St Andrews Links Trust requested a drill that could penetrate compaction and crushed sea shells to a depth of 18 inches. Ecosolve Ltd. commissioned a special Deep Drill machine which goes to that depth but does not backfill. Further development with the ECB has seen the Deep Drill become an important tool in cricket, increasing root depth and mass, which dramatically improves surface characterisics such as bounce and carry. Our portfolio also expanded to take in bowls clubs, working for such nationally acclaimed clubs as Cheltenham who National level competitions. We are often recommended by agronomists both here and on the Continent and by the ECB, RFU, STRI, IOG and other industry-leading agronomic consultancies.
A comprehensive contracting service
In 2003 Ecosol Turfcare moved to a purpose-built base in Wiltshire from where we now run five Drill n Fill and two Deep Drill aerators with a team of operators in addition to the directors and office support staff. In 2004, we set up a sportsturf maintenance division which offers problem solving, in-season and end-of-season work to football and rugby clubs. Ecosol Turfcare now run a raft of machines, offering a multi-dimensional contracting service from complete pitch renovation, down to specific problem solving on all natural grass sports surfaces. In 2008 we established Bespoke Blending and Bagging, BBB, our own customised service for blends of dressings and soil amendments for use in Drill n Fill, GKB Sand Filler and Graden sand injection equipment, shipping customised blends to clients across the UK and as far as Germany and Spain too.
The recent years have seen Ecosol Turfcare at work, not just in the UK but in Switzerland, France, Holland, Germany, Scandinavia and Belgium, mostly on contract service, but also selling machines to larger customers abroad, including one to The Emirates Golf Club, Dubai in 2008. We are recognised as a leading authority in maintaining a consistently high standard of sports turf surface, providing site analysis, facility assessment, new construction, project management, drainage schemes and renovation.
A track record to trust
The technical and practical skills of our team ensure your work will be performed to the highest level. We can provide everything you need from seed to top dressings. Advice and on-site visits are always available; personal service and scrupulous attention to detail our speciality. Ecosolve Ltd. values repeat business and we have developed a track record to trust. We can always provide a reference.