LAWRENCE, Kansas (June 27, 2017) – The Toro Company has generously committed to a platinum level sponsorship of the Can Am Cup, the upcoming Canada versus United States golf competition between golf course superintendents.
The point-quota competition will be held Oct. 22-24, 2017 in New Jersey at two championship golf clubs: Baltusrol Golf Club in Springfield and Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit.
Toro’s sponsorship will include hosting an evening reception and dinner for participants at Baltrusol on Monday, Oct. 23. In addition, Toro’s sponsorship includes a hole-in-one contest where a lucky participant could win a Toro Workman® GTX utility vehicle.
“Toro has a long history of supporting GCSAA golf events and superintendent initiatives, and we are excited to expand our support to Canadian superintendents for this inaugural international competition,” said Brad Hamilton, vice president and general manager, commercial division, The Toro Company. “We are very proud to be a major sponsor at this historic event.”
Event registration for members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) and the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) opened on June 20 at www.thecanamcup.com. Space is limited and is capped at 240 players. The participants, who will be paired according to USGA or Golf Canada official handicaps, will enjoy two rounds of golf and have the opportunity to earn education points.
“The Can Am Cup will offer competitive golf, but it’s really about unity and camaraderie in the industry and that includes our industry partners,” said Rhett Evans, CEO of GCSAA. “We thank Toro for their continued support of superintendents on both sides of the border.”
“As excitement for the Can Am Cup builds, we are fortunate to have an industry friend like Toro join us,” said Jim Flett, CGSA president. “Their sponsorship will enhance the experience for all Can Am Cup participants.”
About GCSAA and the EIFG
The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA) is a leading golf organization in the United States. Its focus is on golf course management, and since 1926 GCSAA has been the top professional association for the men and women who manage golf courses in the U.S. and worldwide. From its headquarters in Lawrence, Kan., the association provides education, information and representation to nearly 18,000 members in more than 78 countries. The association’s mission is to serve its members, advance their profession and enhance the enjoyment, growth and vitality of the game of golf. Visit GCSAA at www.gcsaa.org or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
The Environmental Institute for Golf is the philanthropic organization of the GCSAA. Its mission is to foster sustainability through research, awareness, education, programs and scholarships for the benefit of golf course management professionals, golf facilities and the game. Visit EIFG at www.eifg.org. or find us on Facebook or Twitter.
In 1966, Canadian superintendents organized themselves to form the Canadian Golf
Superintendents Association. Now with more than 1,000 members, it is a national organization dedicated to promoting and supporting golf course superintendents and turfgrass specialists in Canada. CGSA hosts the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference each year, helps sponsor research projects through its participation in the Canadian Turfgrass Research Foundation and produces several publications, including its official national publication, GreenMaster.
The association is an active participant, along with five other national golf associations, in the National Allied Golf Associations (NAGA).
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment, including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in fiscal 2016, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential properties and agricultural fields.