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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (May 30, 2012) - The 'Home of Golf' remains home to a full fleet of Toro turf maintenance equipment after St Andrews Links Trust in Scotland recently renewed its partnership with The Toro Company and its distributor Lely UK for another five years. St Andrews Links also uses Toro irrigation technologies throughout all of its courses.
Spanning seven courses, 117 holes, around 900 acres, 230,000 rounds of golf a year, and 600 years of history - the needs of St Andrews Links are immense. Toro is proud to be an official supplier to one of the world's most renowned golf venues and help in keeping its hallowed courses in pristine condition.
Commenting on the recently renewed deal, Euan Loudon, chief executive of St Andrews Links Trust, said: “We have had a long and successful relationship with Toro and are delighted to be renewing the agreement with them as an official supplier.
“Maintaining the historic courses at St Andrews Links, including the Old Course, in top-class condition is our prime duty and working closely with Toro has been key to achieving arguably the best conditioning on the courses in modern times. We look forward to developing the partnership with innovative new approaches and technology to ensure that we continue to set the benchmark for effective and sustainable management of links courses.”
About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a leading worldwide provider of turf and landscape maintenance equipment, and precision irrigation systems. With sales of nearly $1.9 billion in fiscal 2011, Toro's global presence extends to more than 90 countries through its reputation of world-class service, innovation and turf expertise. 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 www.toro.com.
Image caption: Pictured from left to right are: St Andrews Links Trust's director of greenkeeping Gordon Moir and chief executive Euan Loudon, along with Bill Brown, group vice president of The Toro Company and Andrew Brown, corporate accounts manager.