National Links Trust enters 20-year agreement with Toro

The exclusive contract provides turf maintenance and irrigation equipment support from Toro for golf operations at three historic Washington, D.C., municipal courses: Rock Creek Park, Langston and East Potomac Park.
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The Toro Company and Toro distributor, Turf Equipment and Supply Company, have finalized a 20-year agreement as the exclusive turf maintenance and irrigation equipment supplier for the National Links Trust (NLT) in Washington D.C. The agreement with NLT, Toro and Turf Equipment and Supply Company, will start in 2021 and extend through 2041.

“Partnering with the National Links Trust to help maintain and irrigate these historic municipal golf courses in our nation’s capital is an honor,” said Lance Ernst, vice president of Turf Equipment and Supply Company. “We are proud to deliver the high-performing equipment, precision irrigation and dedicated customer care required to bring these golf courses back to their true glory.” 

In March, Troon and National Links Trust announced they joined forces to breathe new life into three municipal courses — Rock Creek Park, Langston and East Potomac Park — by formulating plans for what should be an exciting update of the holes led by the NLT’s pro bono course architects Gil Hanse, Tom Doak, and Beau Welling. Troon will manage operations and collaborate on the upcoming renovations.

Will Smith, co-founder of NLT, said each of the municipal courses the NLT is currently focusing on enhancing has a rich and storied history.

“The NLT considers it a once-in-a-generation opportunity to rehabilitate these facilities, and we’re excited to enter into this agreement with Toro and Turf Equipment and Supply Company to ensure we can help these courses achieve their full potential,” he said. 

Troon’s Honours Golf division provides golf operations, agronomy, retail, sales and marketing, and varying food and beverage services at the three properties.

“Toro’s industry-leading equipment and expertise will be vital as we work together with the National Links Trust to rejuvenate these three historic golf courses,” said Matt Hurley, president of Troon’s Honours Golf division. “Each partner in this project is wholly committed to bringing quality, affordable and accessible golf to the D.C. area.”

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