Saturday, March 30, 2013

Cheesebrough Burns

For the past 12 years the bunker rakes we have used came from a small company in Freeport, Michigan, Cheesebrough Manufacturing.  This past week the family run business burned to the ground. Cheesebrough provided a wonderful hand made product to the golf industry, that may never be replaced.  The future for Cheesebrough is uncertain.  Cheesebrough provided a niche product of wood bunker rakes, wooden flag sticks and would even hand craft tee markers for golf courses.  Their products provided a classic look and style to many classic golf courses who desired the older look and feel.

Cheesebrough could always be found at the Golf Industry Show, but you would have to search for them.  They had a very small booth with only a few products.  The owner was always a pleasure to speak with.  A simple company, a simple but high quality product, with quality service.  My hope is that they will rebuild but I'm sure they have a lot of decisions to consider at this time.  Thankfully no one was injured in the fire.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the owners and employees of Cheesebrough.

News footage of the fire. Cheesebrough fire

 Cheesebrough has been in business since 1872.  That's 141 years!

 We have over 300 rakes from Cheesebrough
Our staff places a lot of time and effort into maintaining the quality of our Cheesebrough rakes.

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