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Toro Company hits ten-year landmark

Toro Company hits ten-year landmark: The Toro Company has reinforced its commitment to helping advance sustainability in and through golf by extending its ten-year strategic global partnership with the GEO Sustainable Golf Foundation.

For many years The Toro Company has been a leader in golf’s sustainability movement – targeting research and development into new knowledge, ideas and product innovation – particularly in the advancement of water stewardship, hybrid and electric technology, lower emissions, and fuel efficiency.

Toro Company hits ten-year landmark

Toro Company hits ten-year landmark

In parallel, The Toro Company’s sustainability efforts extend to golf courses and organisations, and through The Toro Company Foundation Giving Program, The Toro Company has contributed consistently to sustainable golf advocacy, industry engagement, and development of knowledge, programs and tools.

Kelli Jerome, Executive Director of GEO Sustainable Golf Foundation, said: “The combination of The Toro Company’s leadership, support and influence has been fundamental to helping accelerate sustainability across the professional and amateur sides of golf.  Add in how The Toro Company has built sustainability into many wider partnerships and sponsorships, plus investments in innovation and technology, and we can see that the company has made a hugely significant and globally relevant contribution to golf’s progress in conserving nature and resources, delivering value to communities around the world, and helping address issues such as climate change, water pressures and energy costs.”

Marnie K. Wells, President, The Toro Company Foundation, said: “As a company with a century-long tradition of providing evolving solutions and support to the global golf sector, The Toro Company has sought to deliver genuinely cutting-edge equipment and wider knowledge to golf course managers. Our goal is to extend our values and clear responsibility to the environment and communities into solutions that lead to tangible impacts in carbon reduction, water stewardship, noise and air pollution in golf greenspaces worldwide.  Working with partners like GEO Sustainable Golf Foundation, with such a clearly aligned mission and purpose, is another way we can contribute to making golf the most sustainable of all sports.”

The Toro Company’s support for GEO Sustainable Golf Foundation over the past decade has, alongside other partners and supporters, delivered an accelerating range of tangible outcomes, including:

  • A dedicated, accredited and endorsed system for sustainable golf comprising standards; online programs; verification; certification and data-driven reporting and claims.
  • A highly accessible, easy and productive pathway for grassroots clubs to engage in – from the Sustainable Golf Pledge, to OnCourse program, to Annual Sustainable Golf Scorecards, to third party certification and promotion.
  • Sustainable Golf Highlightsknowledge sharing hub, already with over 2000 tried and tested examples of sustainable golf in action.
  • A suite of custom-built carbon calculators for golf facilities; tournaments and organisations
  • A special ‘Sustainable Golf Champion’ program for professional golfers

At the close of 2023, sustainable golf strategies, programs and tools, certification and impact reporting were being utilised in over 70 countries – involving associations; facilities; new developments; tournaments; companies.  Over 600,000 Sustainable Golf Indicators are being tracked in the Sustainable Golf Database, stewarded with and for golf bodies.

Looking forward The Toro Company and GEO Sustainable Golf Foundation will be continuing to develop and provide these non-profit programs, tools and guidance to the sport, plus will pull through more case studies and examples of how The Toro Company solutions are driving a more efficient, popular and sustainable future for facilities.

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Landmark for Pitchmark

Landmark for Pitchmark: Customers of Pitchmark and visitors to BTME are in for a major surprise in January 2019, says the company, who will be making a landmark announcement at the show.

A family-run business founded in 2010, Pitchmark has built an unrivalled reputation with a vision of raising the standard of line marking and improving the quality of working life for groundstaff. The company has created an industry platform with the manufacture and supply of a complete range of high quality marking paints, machines and accessories, for any sport and any surface.

Landmark for Pitchmark

There have been many other important landmarks along the way including supplying all the stadia at FIFA World Cup Brazil 2014 and Euro 2016 France. Pitchmark line marking paint was also used to mark the pitch at the Principality Stadium for the Champions League Final 2017. The company launched the innovative new Hybrid line marker at SALTEX 2017, whilst 2018 saw rapid expansion and three new directors appointed. The business was crowned regional winners of Business Exporter of the Year at the FSB Awards.

Pitchmark’s Chairman, Mark Rodman has over thirty years of experience in the horticultural and amenity sector and leads a highly experienced specialist team. When pressed for details of the forthcoming announcement he says: “our experience has given us the understanding into what groundsmen want, enabling us to be both proactive and reactive in delivering the best products and our knowledge. We’re expanding on that platform with exciting new developments we will launch at the Harrogate venue.”

The theme, Mark reveals, is: ‘Your Turf. Our Passion’. “All will be revealed on the opening morning of the show,” he adds, “so come along to stand 137 in the blue zone at BTME.”

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