CGSA/Toro New Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award

December 7th, 2017

The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA) and The Toro Company are pleased to announce Toro’s exclusive sponsorship of the NEW CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award. Toro has committed to sponsoring this award for the next four years.

This prestigious award will recognize the achievements of a golf course Assistant Superintendent CGSA member whose performance and contributions to the success of the facility go above and beyond expectations.

The winner will receive an All Access registration package to the Canadian Golf Course Management Conference (CGCMC), including round-trip airfare to the conference and four nights’ accommodations. Toro will also provide the winner with a VISA gift card for meals and incidental expenses. In addition, the winner will receive an invitation to The Toro Experience, an exclusive annual education event for Assistant Superintendents hosted at Toro’s World Headquarters in Bloomington MN, including round-trip airfare, meals and accommodations during the event.

“I am thrilled that the new CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award will provide recognition that Assistant Superintendents are an integral part of operations and their role within the industry is important,” said Jim Flett, AGS, CGSA President. “Toro’s sponsorship shows that they too understand the Assistant Superintendent position and will allow the winner to garner the recognition they deserve and the experience to enhance their career.”

“Toro is proud to recognize future industry leaders by providing access to customized education programs and networking opportunities that will enable, guide and direct their professional development in order to accelerate their career path,” stated Tony Ferguson, Sr. Golf Marketing Manager at Toro. “As represented by our culture and history, we strongly believe in supporting the golf industry, the CGSA and related industry associations and those who choose to work in the golf industry.”

Nominations are now open for the inaugural CGSA/Toro Assistant Superintendent of the Year Award and are being accepted until January 8, 2018.  The winner will be announced, and award presented, at the 2018 CGCMC in Quebec City. Please visit ASOTY for the nomination form.

As part of their Platinum sponsorship, Toro will also sponsor the Gordon Witteveen Award, support the Specialized Learning Workshops during the CGCMC, the Fall Field Day reception and donate to the CGSA Silent Auction.

The CGSA represents golf course superintendents, assistant superintendents, equipment technicians, and others involved in golf course management across Canada. CGSA was founded in 1966 and has over 1,000 members. Its mission is to promote excellence in golf course management and environmental responsibility through the continuing professional development of its members.

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 $2.5 billion in fiscal 2017, 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

Kathryn Wood     
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