Toro has secured a £1.2 million, five-year deal to supply turf machinery and irrigation products to St Andrews Golf & Resort Management, which manages and advises golf clubs and resorts throughout Europe. These include the Old Course Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, at St Andrews.
The company, which has its headquarters at Claygate in Surrey, was until very recently known as Kosaido Golf & Resort Management.
Under the agreement a comprehensive range of equipment will be supplied to seven courses, including: The Duke’s Course at St. Andrews; The Goodwood Club, Chichester, West Sussex; Old Thorns, in Liphook, Hampshire; and Les Bordes, a top course in the Loire Valley, France, ranked as second best golf course in Europe by Golf World.
Bill Reid, director of golf, strategy and planning at St Andrews Golf & Resort Management, said, “We‘re very pleased to have negotiated this deal with Toro. It’s enabled us to secure a fixed cost on course equipment for our clients. Our clients receive an exceptional level of quality and service from us, and we chose Toro because it offers the same high standards.”
Toro’s European director of sales, Bob Buckingham, commented, “It’s very satisfying to have finally secured a long-term partnership with St Andrews Golf & Resort Management. The deal was agreed on the back of several rounds of tough negotiations but finally won because of Toro’s ability to be a ‘Total Solutions‘ provider.”
David Whitaker, formerly course manager at Wisely Golf Club, in Surrey, will soon be joining St Andrews Golf & Resort Management as a course consultant.
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