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Briggs & Stratton Commercial Series V-Twin Engines
Briggs & Stratton Commercial Power introduces an upgraded and expanded line of Commercial Series V-Twin engines backed by a global three-year commercial limited warranty**. The light-duty commercial line now includes nine models, ranging from 16 to 27 gross horsepower*. Briggs & Stratton’s Integrated Cyclonic System offers air handling to help the Commercial Series stand up to high-debris applications. A rotating debris-chopping screen cuts debris into smaller pieces while a fan forces the debris particles down and away from the engine. A series of baffles and an ejector chute prevent dirt and large debris from reaching the air cleaner housing, which ejects dust and fine debris through a duckbill-shaped valve. The engine’s cyclonic air cleaner filter lasts for 250 hours of operation and requires no tools to replace. An optional high-flow static cover improves airflow in high-debris applications.

Tagmarshal Pace-of-Play System to Enhance Player Experiences at Advance Golf-Managed Courses
Tagmarshal is operational at several properties managed by Advance Golf, including 7 Lakes Golf Club (Pinehurst, N.C.), Bear Creek Golf Course (Hilton Head, S.C.), Bridlewood Golf Club (Dallas, Texas) and Sky Creek Ranch Golf Club (Fort Worth, Texas). Courses planning to implement Tagmarshal technology include Back Creek Golf Club (Middletown, Del.), Legacy Golf Club (Bradenton, Fla.), Rolling Green Golf Club (Sarasota, Fla.) and Serenoa Golf Club (Sarasota, Fla.), among others. A recent USGA survey shows 74% of golfers believe pace of play is critical to the enjoyment of their rounds. This played into The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort (2021 PGA Championship), Whistling Straits (2020 Ryder Cup), Erin Hills (2017 U.S. Open), East Lake (Tour Championship), Carnoustie Golf Links (Open Championship), Ballybunion Golf Club (Irish Open) and many other premier golf destinations deploying Tagmarshal’s discreet data-transmitting tags affixed to golf carts and bags.

Wiedenmann North America Names Salesman And Dealers Of The Year
Wiedenmann North America, LLC held its Annual Sales Meeting in Savannah, Georgia on September 28. Distributors from North America attended this event. The following individuals and dealerships were recognized for their outstanding sales efforts in 2016:

  • 2016 Salesman of the Year: Frank McKee, Everglades Farm Equipment, Belle Glade FL
  • 2016 West Coast Dealer of the Year: Pacific Golf & Turf, Portland OR
  • 2016 East Coast Dealer of the Year: Greenville Turf & Tractor, Greenville SC
  • 2016 Central North America Dealer of the Year: Brookside Equipment Sales, Houston TX