Zimmers is happy to be back in Ohio after spending more than 18 years in western Pennsylvania at Oakmont Country Club. He gleaned plenty of experience with world-class events, including the 2010 U.S. Women’s Open and a pair of U.S. Opens, at Oakmont, but early in his career he helped build Sand Ridge Golf Club in Chardon (where he mentored Mark). Building on that experience and continuing the trend of outstanding golf in Ohio, in 2021, the Solheim Cup (yes, THE Solheim Cup!) will be at Inverness. The Solheim Cup will be contested 101 years after the 1920 U.S. Open, the first of six men’s majors held at Inverness. The club hosted its first of four U.S. Opens shortly after unveiling its Donald Ross-designed championship course.
Zimmers joined Inverness in 2017 and was part of the renovation led by architect Andrew Green, which was heavily inspired by that famous Ross creation. McDonald & Sons executed the work and the Drive On Championship will be the first LPGA event held at Inverness since the renovation. The Inverness Invitational Four-Ball was a LPGA event held in 1954, won by Betsy Rawls and Betty MacKinnon.
RYAN has released the new Jr. Sod Cutter-Hydro. The machine features a variable speed hydrostatic transmission with forward and reverse drive. The transmission also runs independent of the cutting blade, providing a consistent, quality cut regardless of the drive speed.
The new Jr. Sod Cutter - Hydro comes in 18-inch and 24-inch cutting widths, giving operators options for their turf renovation projects. The new models feature the signature RYAN cast-iron gear case that encloses oil lubricated final drives to both wheels and the cutting blade.
“We’re always looking for ways to enhance the performance of our legendary Jr. Sod Cutter line, and this all-new model definitely gives operators everything they need to power through the cut,” RYAN marketing manager Dan Riddle said. “It makes tough sod cutting jobs easy, and sets our customers up for success.”
The Jr. Sod Cutter-Hydro takes less of a toll on the operator by delivering Ultra-Low Vibration Technology, which reduces hand vibration by up to 75 percent. It also features Easy-Steer Technology, where the rear caster wheel can lock in place to hold straight lines or unlock for easier maneuvering.