Charleston, S.C. (March 19, 2018) - The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is pleased to announce its newest corporate partnership agreement with Rain Bird Corporation, a leading global manufacturer and provider of irrigation products and services.

"NGCOA seeks partners that encompass the qualities our members are looking for," said Jay Karen, Chief Executive Officer of NGCOA. "Owners and operators are looking for business and environmental sustainability solutions, and Rain Bird demonstrates both. This partnership with NGCOA further demonstrates their commitment to supporting the industry and the problems we are trying to help our members solve. We are grateful to the leadership team at Rain Bird for this new partnership."

Through this new partnership, NGCOA members will receive exclusive rebates on Rain Bird Golf Irrigation products. Rain Bird's Total System Solutions provide complete integration of components, making them easier to manage and more efficient to operate than mix-and-match solutions, resulting in water and labor expense savings.

"Rain Bird is proud to be NGCOA's newest corporate partner," said JR Bergantino, Director of Rain Bird's Golf Division. "Rain Bird is very excited to work with NGCOA golf course owner and operator members. We strongly believe that the innovative Rain Bird product line will meet the needs of member golf course owners and operators while saving water and energy. We support the NGCOA Smart Buy Program and believe the associated benefit will add significant value for NGCOA members."

About Rain Bird Golf
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 visit rainbird.com/golf.

About the NGCOA
The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the principal businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education and information resources,purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. For more information, visit ngcoa.org or call 1-800-933-4262.

For More Information Contact

Lynette Von Minden
Swanson Russell
402-437-6457
lynettev@swansonrussell.com

Renee Flowers
NGCOA
Director of Marketing and Communications
rflowers@ngcoa.org