The Toro Co. is no stranger to helping golf course superintendents prepare their courses for major golf events. The Bloomington-based company is a market leader is golf maintenance and irrigation equipment and their equipment has been on hand at multiple men's and women's major championship events all season.
But this week’s Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National is different. The Chaska course is practically in Toro’s backyard and a perfect opportunity to showcase Toro’s equipment with a course that has been built with and maintained by Toro equipment since its inception.
Hazeltine’s course superintendent Chris Tritabaugh and his crew have been prepping for the Ryder Cup for a couple years.
“It’s truly an honor to have Hazeltine on the world’s stage and host many of today’s top professional golfers,” Tritabaugh said in a statement. “We couldn’t have done it without three things: the hard work from our staff here at Hazeltine, the great relationship with our distributor, MTI Distributing, and top-quality mowing and irrigation equipment from Toro.”
A small army of approximately 3,800 volunteers are helping the PGA and Hazeltine host the event. Tritabaugh has more than 100 volunteers helping him and his crew with final course preparation and maintenance.
Tritabaugh’s volunteers include golf course superintendents from five different countries and a handful of staff from Toro and Brooklyn Center based MTI Distributing who are helping with equipment and servicing.
Toro is posting behind the scenes looks of course preparations this week at http://toroadvantage.com/events/ryder-cup/.
And for more behind the scenes action follow Tritabaugh's Twitter account @ct_turf