Agreement includes PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, KPMG Women’s PGA Championship and PGA Golf Properties; Supporting Sponsor of Select PGA Member Championships
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (Jan. 24, 2017) – John Deere, a worldwide leader in manufacturing and services for Agriculture, Construction, Forestry and Turf, has been named the Official Golf Course Turf Equipment Provider of the PGA of America.
The wide-ranging five-year agreement includes support of the PGA Championship, KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship and the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. John Deere will offer equipment programs to PGA-owned facilities and Championship sites over the term of the agreement. In addition, John Deere will provide discounts on home lawn maintenance equipment for PGA Professionals to access through John Deere Golf Dealerships.
“The PGA of America is excited about having John Deere, a wonderful friend to PGA Professionals and the game of golf for many years, join as a partner to our Association, and our spectator, and member championships,” said PGA President Paul Levy. “John Deere aligns its own mission of service with that of the PGA, to embrace the fabric of our industry.”
John Deere, which celebrates its 180th anniversary this year, also will be a supporting sponsor of the National Car Rental Assistant PGA Professional Championship and the Senior PGA Professional Championship presented by Mercedes Benz USA. Additionally, John Deere will support PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America, and its initiatives.
“John Deere is excited to support the PGA of America,” said Dave Plaster, Sales Manager for John Deere Golf. “We look forward to continuing to grow the game of golf, and the overall industry, by working together.”
About John Deere
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality, built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website atwww.JohnDeere.com.
About the PGA of America
The PGA of America is one of the world’s largest sports organizations, with 28,000 professionals who daily work to grow interest and participation in the game of golf. For more information about the PGA of America, visit PGA.org, follow @PGAofAmerica on Twitter and find us on Facebook.