Lawrence, Kansas, United States: The Toro Company has 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 from October 22-24 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 Baltusrol. 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, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. “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) has opened. 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.”
Jim Flett, CGSA President, said: “As excitement for the Can Am Cup builds, we are fortunate to have an industry friend like Toro join us. Their sponsorship will enhance the experience for all Can Am Cup participants.”