The Toro Company and Lely UK have renewed their joint support for the UK Golf Course Owners Association (UKGCOA), cementing their support for this important industry sector.
The turf maintenance machinery and irrigation systems manufacturer, and its UK distributor have been a UKGCOA Diamond Corporate Partner since its inception in 2010. This renewed agreement now extends their support by a further three years, taking their sponsorship up until the end of 2015.
Says the UKGCOA’s outgoing executive director Jerry Kilby: “We’re delighted that Toro and Lely have renewed their commitment to the UKGCOA and my successor, general manager James Cameron, is looking forward to working with them as we continue to support and interact with golf course owners. Toro and Lely have been with us from the start, but the new agreement will see them work even more closely with the UKGCOA, actively participating in events such as our recent annual conference at the Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club.”
Newly appointed executive director James Cameron adds: “We are thrilled that Toro and Lely are onboard until 2015. I intend to maintain the fantastic relationship that Jerry Kilby has cultivated with Toro and Lely over the years, and would like to thank them for their continued, and much valued, support of the UKGCOA.”
Speaking on behalf of Toro and Lely, Lely’s Graham Dale says: “We feel that the UKGCOA has a vital role to play in representing and promoting the vital contribution owners make to the golf sector, and so we didn’t hesitate to continue our support. Owners are the key to golf club business success and are increasingly involved in important purchasing decision. And so we’re very pleased to be supporting them as industry experts in our field, now in an even more hands-on way. Here’s to another successful three years!”