Toro will be the exclusive supplier of irrigation and turf equipment for the championship
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (September 13th , 2021) – The Toro Company has been chosen as the official supplier of irrigation systems and turf equipment for the 2023 Solheim Cup, which will take place at Finca Cortesin Golf Club in Andalucìa, Spain, Sept. 18–24, 2023. In addition, Finca Cortesin has extended its partnership with Toro and local distributor Riego Verde S.A. (Riversa) to continue supplying the course’s fleet of golf course maintenance equipment.
Since 1990, the Solheim Cup has combined the tradition and prestige of the game of golf with passion for one’s country and continent. Held every two years, this transatlantic team match-play competition features the 12 best European players from the Ladies European Tour (LET) and the 12 best U.S. players from the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) Tour. Spain will host the Solheim Cup for the first time in the tournament’s history in 2023 at Finca Cortesin thanks to the collaboration of public and private entities in a project coordinated and promoted by Deporte & Business.
Located in the Costa del Sol region of southern Spain, the unique Finca Cortesin resort includes a championship golf course designed by Cabell Robinson, as well as a luxury hotel and spa. The world-renowned golf course is regularly featured in the top five best courses in Spain by Golf World and Golf Digest magazines.
“Finca Cortesin strives for excellence in everything we do, from our golf course to our hotel and restaurants,” said Vicente Rubio, president of Finca Cortesin Hotel, Golf and Spa. “We have renewed our partnership with Toro in support of our commitment to achieving the highest quality standards as we prepare to host the 2023 Solheim Cup.”
As part of the agreement, Finca Cortesin will add new Toro® products such as the Greensmaster® 1026 walk-behind greens mower and the all-electric Greensmaster eTriFlex™ 3370 riding greens mower.
“We’ve introduced a number of practices on the golf course to be at the forefront of environmental sustainability, and the all-electric eTriFlex is the perfect complement,” said Finca Cortesin superintendent Iñigo Soto. “We chose machines with lithium-ion battery technology for the reduced noise and engine exhaust emissions, as well as the outstanding quality of cut.”
The agreement with Toro also includes efficient models that meet Stage V engine emissions regulations implemented in 2019 in the European Union. The Reelmaster® 7000-D semi-rough mower and the Groundsmaster® 4500-D rough mower are part of this newer generation of fuel-efficient machines that will be used to maintain large turf areas at Finca Cortesin’s championship golf course.
“Getting ready for an important tournament like the Solheim Cup requires top-notch equipment and a dedicated team,” added Soto. “We’re looking forward to working with Toro and having the support of our local distributor, Riversa, as course preparations get underway.”
The 2023 Solheim Cup will not only mark the first time the championship has been played in Spain, but also the first time the event has taken place in such close proximity to the men’s Ryder Cup competition — which is scheduled for Sept. 28 – Oct. 1, 2023, in Rome. The two competitions are typically held in alternate years, but the schedule changed when the COVID-19 pandemic forced the 2020 Ryder Cup to be postponed.
“It’s an honor to be selected as the official equipment and irrigation partner for the 2023 Solheim Cup, and we’re thrilled to be continuing our relationship with Finca Cortesin,” said Rick Olson, chairman and CEO of Toro. “As an official supplier for the Solheim Cup in Spain and the Ryder Cup in Rome, we are excited to have the opportunity to support back-to-back team events that showcase the top professionals in both men’s and women’s golf in Europe and the United States.”
For more information about the full line of Toro golf course equipment, please visit toro.com.
About The Toro Company
With roots dating back to 1914, Toro is a leading worldwide provider of innovative solutions for the outdoor environment, including turf and landscape maintenance, snow management, rental and construction equipment, and irrigation solutions. Through a strong network of distributors, dealers, retailers and rental stores in more than 125 countries, Toro helps customers care for their homes, golf courses, sports fields, public green spaces, commercial properties, construction sites and agricultural operations. Learn more, visit: www.toro.com.
About Deporte & Business
Deporte & Business is a company specialising in the organisation of sporting events. Focused on women’s professional golf since 2002, Deporte & Business has organised more than 35 Ladies European Tour tournaments, including the Spanish Open, the European Nations Cup and the Mediterranean Ladies Open, among others. In addition to promoting the 2023 Solheim Cup, the biennial women’s tournament between the United States and Europe which will be held for the first time in Spain in that year, it also organises events on the LET Access Series and the Santander Golf Tour, the national women’s professional golf circuit.
Exclusive distributors in Spain of Toro since 1978 and Club Car since 2003, Riversa is a key supplier to the golf industry, professional gardening and sports turf maintenance. It also distributes other brands, all of them leaders in their sector, which complete and extend the package of sustainable maintenance proposals, such as Avant, GreenMech, Weedingtech, Solem and Otterbine.
At a corporate level, its mission is to offer products and solutions that enable sustainable maintenance of green areas based on Recycler technology, remote irrigation management and zero-emission machinery.
Riversa has been ISO 9001-2015 certified since December 2001 and ISO 14001 certified since December 2019.