Golf News for Monday, February 10, 2014 | Sponsorship

Toro Company signs extension to sponsor GCSAA Golf Championships

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Toro Company and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) have announced a three-year extension of Toro's sponsorship of the GCSAA Golf Championships. The extension will carry the partnership, which celebrates its 20th consecutive year in 2014, through the 2017 event.

"The Toro Company has been a longtime partner of the GCSAA Golf Championships and has helped us transform this event from a member tournament to a premier, multi-event networking opportunity that is a huge part of our annual Golf Industry Show," said Rhett Evans, GCSAA CEO. "We could not be more excited to continue this mutually beneficial partnership."

Toro first began serving as the event's presenting partner in 1995. The GCSAA Golf Championships offer participants a wide variety of options over three days of competition, including the two-day GCSAA National Championship and flighted-play in the GCSAA Golf Classic, a one-day shamble tournament and the popular four-ball competition. This year, the event took place in Orlando at Disney's Magnolia, Palm and Lake Buena Vista golf courses, Marriott's Grande Pines Golf Club and Marriott's Hawk's Landing Golf Club.

"This has been a rewarding partnership for The Toro Co. and one that we are pleased to be continuing for another three years," said Darren Redetzke, vice president, commercial business for Toro. "It is a unique opportunity to bring together such an elite group of experts from one of our key audiences and facilitate their sharing of best practices through a fun and competitive environment."

The Toro Company, a GCSAA Platinum Partner, is a global leader in providing maintenance equipment and irrigation systems to golf courses. Visit for more information.

About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of more than $2 billion in fiscal 2013, Toro's global presence extends to more than 90 countries through strong relationships built on integrity and trust, constant innovation and a commitment to helping customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land. Since 1914, the company has built a tradition of excellence around a number of strong brands to help customers care for golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields. More information is available at

About GCSAA and the EIFG
GCSAA is a leading golf organization and has as its focus golf course management. Since 1926, GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the United States and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 72 countries. GCSAA's mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Find GCSAA on Facebook, follow GCSAA on Twitter, and visit GCSAA at The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA, and has as its mission to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game.