Hazeltine National Golf Club has utilised its comprehensive fleet of Toro turf maintenance equipment and irrigation products to help ready the course for this week's Ryder Cup.
Chris Tritabaugh, Course Superintendent at Hazeltine National, is ultimately responsible for course preparation, and has been preparing for the event for years.
According to Tritabaugh, he sees it as an excellent opportunity for himself and his team to showcase the natural beauty of Hazeltine, located in Chaska, Minnesota.
With preparations coming to an end, Tritabaugh gives credit to his staff of turf professionals and the Toro mowing and irrigation equipment for the pristine course conditions at Hazeltine.
"It's truly an honour to have Hazeltine on the world's stage and host many of today's top professional golfers," said Tritabaugh. "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."
According to Tritabaugh, hosting the event has really energised his crew, and the team is excited to have its work on display for the global golfing community.
Tritabaugh has been using Toro equipment for a number of years and claims the premium equipment has been essential in preparing the course for the upcoming tournament.
"With our partner MTI Distributing, we are honoured to support Chris and his team as they prepare the course at Hazeltine to star on the world's stage during this prestigious event," said Michael J. Hoffman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Toro Company, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.
"We take pride in our long-standing relationship with Hazeltine just as we are humbled to have served so many of the Ryder Cup host courses dating back to the very first in 1927," added Hoffman.
For a look behind-the-scenes at course preparation and other updates, visit the Toro Advantage blog at http://toroadvantage.com/events/ryder-cup/.