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Majority of Golf Digest’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses Use Jacobsen Equipment to Maintain Turf

Jacobsen, a manufacturer of high-quality turf equipment, announced today that the majority of Golf Digest’s list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses use Jacobsen equipment to maintain its turf.
View America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses here.
The bi-annual list, which currently covers 2011-2012, is the game’s oldest ranking and is considered the leading symbol of golf course excellence and integrity. The rankings are based on course evaluations by more than 1,000 volunteer panelists throughout the United States.
“What’s also interesting is that the highest concentration of America’s Greatest Courses that use Jacobsen is at the very top, where some of the game’s most sacred turf resides,” said Chris Vernon, VP of Marketing and Product Management at Jacobsen. “In fact, almost 75% of the list’s top 25 courses use Jacobsen equipment.”
One of the most beloved and renowned golf courses at the top of the list is, of course, Pebble Beach Golf Links®, which is maintained exclusively with Jacobsen equipment. Not only is Pebble Beach Golf Links® No. 6 on Golf Digest’s list of America’s Greatest Golf Courses, it is also ranked No. 1 on the magazine’s list of 100 Greatest Public Courses.
America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses are using Jacobsen equipment like the Eclipse 322 riding greens mower and the Eclipse series of walking greens mower, innovative mowers that give course managers the power to customize and control mower settings to varying course conditions.
“Although we are very happy to see Jacobsen maintains a majority of the top courses, we are committed to helping all golf courses succeed, regardless of budget, conditions or level of prestige,” said David Withers, President of Jacobsen. “We’re doing that by providing service that matches our world-class machines and standing behind them for life.”
Jacobsen is a Textron (NYSE: TXT) Company.

About Jacobsen
With over 90 years of experience in the turf maintenance industry, Jacobsen has built a legacy of precision craftsmanship, legendary quality of cut and unmatched expertise. Dedicated solely to delivering perfectly groomed turf, Jacobsen equipment is used on some of the finest golf courses, sports fields and other formal turf areas across the United States and the world, through an extensive distribution network and the international Ransomes brand. Additional information about the company can be found at www.jacobsen.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defence, 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 Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. For more information visit: www.textron.com.

For further information please contact:
Adam C. Slick, Public Relations & Communications Manager, Jacobsen
11108 Quality Drive, Charlotte, NC 28273
Tel: 704.504.4867 Email: aslick@textron.com

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