PGA Chooses Jacobsen as Turf Equipment Supplier for its Premier Properties

September 08, 2006

Charlotte, N.C. – September 8, 2006 – Jacobsen, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, is now "The Official Turf Equipment Supplier to The PGA of America," the world's largest working sports organization, and "The Exclusive Turf Equipment Supplier to PGA Golf Properties."

The 10-year agreement comes as The PGA of America begins major renovation efforts on two of its championship facilities: the PGA Village in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, host of the 2008 Ryder Cup. The PGA of America chose Jacobsen equipment to define the look of these prestigious PGA properties in order to produce the world-class conditions long-affiliated with the brand and its legendary quality of cut.

"PGA Golf Properties are a showcase for The PGA of America brand and we have a renewed focus on elevating the golfing conditions at these properties," said PGA of America President Roger Warren. "We believe Jacobsen equipment will play a significant role in helping us continue to craft courses worthy of hosting some of the finest professional golf tournaments in the world."

In addition to supplying the turf equipment that will renovate and maintain PGA properties for years to come, the agreement allows Jacobsen personnel the opportunity to communicate with PGA Professionals and to teach a broader understanding of helpful agronomic and turfgrass management practices that create championship-quality playing conditions.

"As The PGA celebrates its 90th year, it is reinvigorated with leaders who are taking the organization to the next level in excellence," says Greg Hewitt, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Jacobsen. "Jacobsen is honored to be a partner in helping the PGA advance the conditions of all of its properties and golf courses."

This partnership with The PGA of America reflects Jacobsen's continued commitment toward establishing itself as the industry leader in golf course maintenance.

About The PGA of America

Celebrating its 90th anniversary, The PGA of America was founded in 1916, and is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the game of golf, while continuing to enhance the standards of the profession. The Association is comprised of more than 28,000 men and women PGA Professionals who are dedicated to growing participation in the game of golf.

About Jacobsen

Jacobsen manufactures a full range of turf maintenance equipment and vehicles for golf courses, sports fields, and municipal grounds applications. The company markets Jacobsen brand products internationally through an extensive independent distribution network, and Ransomes brand products through independent distribution in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Jacobsen is a Textron company with headquarters in Charlotte, NC. Additional information is available at

About Textron

Textron Inc. is a $10 billion multi-industry company operating in 33 countries with approximately 37,000 employees. The company leverages its global network of aircraft, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO and Greenlee, among others. More information is available at

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