Baltusrol Golf Club Trusts Toro for PGA Championship Prep

Course preparation accomplished with distributor Storr Tractor, Toro
equipment and irrigation

BLOOMINGTON, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The prestigious Baltusrol Golf Club, located in Springfield Township,
New Jersey, will host the 2016 PGA Championship and has utilized its
comprehensive fleet of Toro turf care equipment and irrigation products
to help prepare the course for the major championship tournament.

Mark Kuhns, director of grounds for Baltusrol Golf Club, and 40-year
veteran of the golf course management industry, is ultimately
responsible for course preparation at the PGA Championship. According to
Kuhns, the process leading up to the tournament has been very rewarding
and credits the pristine appearance of the golf club’s lower course to
his staff of turf professionals, grounds crew and the Toro equipment and
irrigation that was used throughout the months leading up to the

“I have maintained several of the finest courses in the world during my
career, and I owe much of my success to my relationship with the people
at Toro,” explains Kuhns. “We have worked with Toro and their local
distributor, Storr Tractor Company, for years and trust the equipment
will deliver the outstanding results the golf community has come to
expect from a premiere golf club like Baltusrol.”

According to Kuhns, a major tournament like the PGA Championship
requires additional course preparation, lots of planning and strict
attention to detail. The Baltusrol grounds crew has been working around
the clock to ensure the course is ready for the world stage.

“With our partner Storr Tractor, we are very pleased to be part of the
Baltusrol family and work hand-in-hand with Mark and his team,” says
Michael J. Hoffman, chairman and chief executive officer of The Toro
Company. “Mark has successfully hosted a number major championships over
his career, and it’s an honor to play a role in the preparation for this
event that will have all eyes from the global golf community on
Baltusrol Golf Club.”

The PGA Championship tournament will take place from July 25-31. For
more information on the equipment used to prepare the course, please

About The Toro Company
The Toro Company (NYSE: TTC) is a
leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor
environment including turf, snow and ground engaging equipment, and
irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions. With sales of $2.4 billion in
fiscal 2015, Toro’s global presence extends to more than 90
countries. Through constant innovation and caring relationships built on
trust and integrity, Toro and its family of brands have built a legacy
of excellence by helping customers care for golf courses, landscapes,
sports fields, public green spaces, commercial and residential
properties and agricultural fields. For more information, visit


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