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posted on May 4, 2023
Increased Support for Members with Exclusive Manufacturer Rebates
The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association (CGSA), the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) and Rain Bird today announce a renewal of their long-standing strategic partnership; building on a relationship that began 30 years ago.
The new agreement sees an increase in Rain Bird’s support to golf courses in the form of exclusive Rain Bird manufacturer rebates for CGSA and NGCOA Canada members that cannot be accessed through any other channels.
“We are thrilled to be extending our decades-long partnership with Rain Bird,” stated Jeff Calderwood, CEO of CGSA and the NGCOA Canada. “Rain Bird’s ongoing commitment to the Canadian golf industry is evident in their increased financial support to CGSA and NGCOA Canada members.”
“Rain Bird is proud to be announcing the continuation of our 30 year-long partnership with the CGSA and NGCOA Canada and to be aligned with an industry partner that supports the business of golf,” said Erica Beck, Golf Area Manager – Canada for Rain Bird International, Inc. “Rain Bird has been a global leader in producing and offering the industry’s broadest range of irrigation projects since 1933. We provide world industry leading irrigation solutions with technology in over 130 countries that enhances course operations leading to more efficiency and profitability. We look forward to offering Canadian golf course superintendents and owners this exclusive rebate program allowing golf courses from coast to coast to financially benefit,” concluded Beck.
CGSA, NGCOA and Rain Bird are aligned in our core mandates which are to provide golf course superintendents, owners and operators with industry leading business support. Through this new agreement; Rain Bird, the CGSA and the NGCOA Canada will be accomplishing just that by providing members of the CGSA and NGCOA Canada with an increased member benefit on all irrigation solutions coast to coast.
For specific details on this program, please contact Lori Micucci, Manager, Member Services for CGSA at 800-387-1056 extension 27 or email her at Lmicucci@golfsupers.com.
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 approximately 1,000 members. Its mission is to promote excellence in golf course management and environmental responsibility through the continuing professional development of its members. www.golfsupers.com.
The NGCOA Canada is a not-for-profit trade association representing the business interests of Canadian golf course operators and related stakeholders, with a membership of over 1400. Key initiatives include the Golf Business Canada Conference & Trade Show, Spring Warm Up Meetings, Golfmax Purchasing Programs, Take A Kid To The Course, Welcome to Golf, Get Golf Ready, GOLFEXPOs, Golfer’s Red Books, Rounds Played Reports, Revenue Tracker, Weather Impact Reports, Compensation & Benefits Reports, Business Consultation, and Government Advocacy. www.ngcoa.ca.
About Rain Bird
Rain Bird Corporation – Golf Division provides complete irrigation solutions to golf courses across the globe. The company has one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leading-edge products including pump stations, rotors, field controllers, map-based and mobile central control systems, decoders, swing joints, filtration systems, valves and irrigation accessories. Central controls and pump stations are serviced and supported by a comprehensive Global Service Plan (GSP). Rain Bird products and services are sold worldwide through an extensive distribution network. For more information, please contact 1-800-RAINBIRD or visit www.rainbird.com/golf.