GIS Test Drive Yields Toro Workman e2050 for Woodhill Country Club

During the inaugural Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Fla., more than 100 golf course superintendents experienced a ride in Toro’s first electric powered utility vehicle, the Workman e2050. Introduced about a year ago, this was the first opportunity for many to test drive the vehicle.

Following the show, Toro notified Richard Fredericksen, CGCS at Woodhill Country Club in Wayzata, Minn. that he had won the random drawing of those who qualified by test driving the Toro vehicle.

“I couldn’t believe it when Toro called me to tell me I won!” said Fredericksen. “We specifically went to the Electric Vehicle Test Center to demo a few units. We drove 2 laps with the Workman e2050 and liked the maneuvering and handling, with plenty of pick-up. We compared it to a couple of other vehicles and it was more heavy duty.”

According to Fredericksen, the Workman 2050 vehicle will be used year-round. Woodhill Country Club is generally open for golf from April to October, weather permitting. In the winter months, from October to April, they maintain outdoor ice rinks for hockey and curling, and also a paddle tennis court, for those die-hard tennis players.

“We are thrilled to award the Workman e2050 to Rich and Woodhill Country Club,” said Jim Heinze, SCPS, director of commercial sales and training at Toro. “MTI Distributing, Inc., the local Toro distributor, along with commercial and irrigation sales representative Jon Almquist, provide excellent support to Woodhill Country Club.”

For more information on the Workman e2050, contact your local Toro distributor at (800) 803-8676, write to Toro Commercial Equipment, 8111 Lyndale Avenue South, Bloomington, MN 55420 or visit Toro on the Internet at

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