Bloomington, Minnesota, United States: Pinehurst and Toro have extended their long-standing relationship for another decade. The new 10-year agreement designates The Toro Company as the preferred supplier of golf course maintenance equipment and irrigation solutions for the Pinehurst Resort in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Established in 1895, Pinehurst is known as the home of golf in America, with a rich and on-going history in the sport. Pinehurst’s latest milestone is hosting both the 2014 US Open and US Women’s Open Championships in back-to-back weeks at Pinehurst No 2, from June 12-22.
This combination of events marks yet another ‘first’ in history, in that both championships will be played on the same course, in the same year.
The Toro Company’s relationship with Pinehurst began in 1922, and it is one of the company’s longest standing customer relationships.
Bill Brown, Toro Group Vice President, said: “We are delighted that Pinehurst has chosen to renew its partnership with Toro for another 10 years. As one of our longest running partner relationships, The Toro Company is honoured to be associated with Pinehurst and we look forward to continuing our relationship by providing the finest turf maintenance equipment and irrigation products that our customers have come to expect.”
Tom Pashley, Pinehurst Resort Executive Vice President, said: “We selected Toro because of their quality products, our long relationship, and their exemplary service and support, not only as we prepared for the US Open and US Women’s Open, but also as we continue to provide our guests with the unmatched playing experience they’ve come to expect at Pinehurst.”
Steve Smith, President of Smith Turf & Irrigation, which has been Pinehurst’s Toro distributor since 1927, said: “We are honoured that Pinehurst has again chosen Toro as their preferred supplier. We consider ourselves fortunate to have a true golf icon like Pinehurst as our customer.”
An Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, The Toro Company, which is celebrating its centenary this year, is a leading worldwide provider of innovative turf, landscape, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions.
With sales of more than US$2 billion in fiscal 2013, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90 countries.