Opening of UK office at St Neots
In this year: England win the final Test at The Oval to tie the series 1–1. Australia retain the Ashes but England regain the urn in 1971 with the help of Geoffrey Boycott’s 657 runs (avr. 93.85 per innings).
The Toro Company appoint Lely (now Reesink Turfcare)
as an official distributor in the UK for commercial
turfcare machinery products
In this year: Tom Watson, USA, wins the Open Championship held at Royal Birkdale Golf Club in Southport, England. It is his fifth Open victory and his eighth and final major title.
Lely opens industry-leading turfcare machinery training centre in St Neots, UK
In this year: The 90th Five (now six) Nations Championship series is won by Scotland who complete the Grand Slam. It is Scotland’s third Grand Slam and still their most recent.
Team up with Toro and BIGGA to form the prestigious
annual Student Greenkeeper of the Year Awards
In this year: While the world’s eyes are on Italia 90, Stephan Edberg manages to halt Boris Becker’s comeback in the Wimbledon final, winning in 5 sets, 6–2, 6–2, 3–6, 3–6, 6–4.
Appointed sole UK distributor for
Otterbine lake and pond water
In this year: Football comes home for Euro 96. England, led by Tony Adams with Gazza, Sherringham, Pearce and Shearer just miss out, losing in the semis on penalties, 6-5 against Germany.
International Distributor Award
In this year: One of golf's biggest upsets occurs when Todd Hamilton defeats Ernie Els in a four-hole playoff to win The Open Championship at Royal Troon Golf Club, Scotland.
Appointed as an official distributor in the UK for
Toro's groundscare machinery products
In this year: London play host to the 30th Olympic Games, featuring 302 events in 26 sports and 10,768 athletes.
Appointed sole UK distributor
for TYM tractors
In this year: Wales win the Six Nations championship for the 25th time, also claiming their 11th Grand Slam and 20th Triple Crown.
Winners of Toro’s highest accolade
in EMEA awards
In this year: England is undefeated victor in the Ashes, winning 3 and drawing 2 of the 5 test series, played at Trent Bridge, Lord's, Old Trafford, the Riverside Ground and The Oval.
Team up with the IOG to support its Young
Board of Directors initiative
In this year: The 168th annual running of the Grand National horse race at Aintree was won by Many Clouds, ridden by Leighton Aspell and trained by Oliver Sherwood.
Transfers turfcare business to new company
Turfcare Technologies Limited t/a Lely Turfcare
In this year: Leicester City FC is crowned 2015-2016 Premier League Champions having started the season with odds of 5000-1.
Turfcare Technologies Limited is purchased by turfcare machinery group Royal Reesink N.V
In this year: Great Britain set an Olympic record by winning 67 medals at the Rio 2016 Games, two more than they managed at London 2012.
The 30th Toro Student Greenkeeper of the Year Award is won by Daniel Ashelby, nominated by Wilmslow Golf Club
In this year: The England Football team make it through to the semi-finals of the World Cup in Russia.