The Toshiba Classic is the premier event of the year in Orange County. For an entire week, the international spotlight shines brightly on our community and demonstrates to the world that the Toshiba Classic is one of the finest events on the Champions Tour.
Massive galleries turn out to watch a field of professional players that is so strong it rivals the major championships. Hundreds of prominent businesses enthusiastically support the tournament as sponsors. More than a thousand volunteers donate their time to make this event a success.
On so many levels, the Toshiba Classic is a success unlike any other in Champions Tour history. The tournament has been graced with great finishes, world-class champions and donations to charity that are simply unrivaled. This would not be possible without the dedicated support of our title sponsor Toshiba.
For more information about sponsorship opportunities with the Toshiba Classic, contact the tournament office at 949/660-1001.
When the Toshiba Classic comes to town, there is no place golf fans would rather be than in a hospitality venue at the tournament, enjoying food, beverages and an unmatched view of the action. Hospitality venues are the best way to entertain current customers and develop new ones at the tournament. And the Toshiba Classic offers a wide selection of hospitality options designed to meet various sized budgets and guest lists.
At 1,200 square feet, the Toshiba Classic Villas are the largest hospitality venues at the tournament. They provide an outdoor deck for spectating as well as an indoor, heated and air conditioned area for food and beverage. Each Villa offers panoramic views of two different holes (the 18th and either the 10th or the 15th) and can accommodate up to 70 guests.
Each skybox is perched on the edge of the green to offer an unparalleled vantage point of the tournament. Loaded with amenities, skyboxes accommodate up to 30 guests at a time. They are available on the 16th, 17th and 18th holes, which also happen to be the playoff holes at the Toshiba Classic.
For those who want to entertain a smaller number of guests in an exclusive setting, the Pavilion Club offers private tables for 10 with food and beverage available on demand all day. Located behind the green on the par-5 15th hole, the Pavilion Club is a popular hassle-free hospitality option that requires no coordination with the tournament caterer -- simply show up and enjoy.
The Partners Club is a perfect option for sponsors who want to experience the amenities of a Toshiba Classic hospitality venue, but don't have the demand to fill a skybox or a Pavilion Club table. With the Partners Club, sponsors purchase individual seating in a skybox on the 17th green, home of some of the most dramatic moments in Toshiba Classic history. Each seat also includes food and beverage.
Pro-Ams and golf activities
There is no better way to truly experience the Toshiba Classic than to play a round of golf with the PGA Champions Tour legends. Pro-am rounds on the PGA Champions Tour are tremendously popular because they offer so much interaction with the professional players, both on the course (in the form of conversation and impromptu lessons) as well as off the course during pro-am parties and meals.
Classic Pro-Am, presented by Emulex
The Toshiba Classic always delivers one of the finest fields on the PGA Champions Tour, which means our Classic Pro-Am is perhaps the most star-studded pro-am of the year. This two-day pro-am, which pairs an amateur foursome with a different professional player each day, is the most coveted playing spot at the Toshiba Classic.
The Monday Pro-Am represents the first opportunity of the week to get "inside the ropes" on the Newport Beach Country Club championship course. Each amateur foursome is paired with a Champions Tour professional in this one-day event that kicks off tournament week.
Do you like slick greens, tucked pins and rough that obscures your shoes? The Championship Challenge gives sponsors a chance to play the exact same layout the pros faced during the previous day's final round. Played the Monday after the tournament, sponsors get to come back the day after the final round and test the championship conditions.
In Orange County, there is only one opportunity all year to reach the educated, affluent audience that the PGA Champions Tour delivers. The Toshiba Classic offers several avenues to reach this key demographic, including print advertisements, on-course signage and direct, personal exposure.
The pairing guide is an indispensable part of the tournament experience for fans who want to find their favorite players on the course. Printed daily, Wednesday through Sunday, pairing guides provide that day's tee times to all fans in attendance. Ads are strategically placed to maximize exposure.
The course guide is an innovative information guide at the Toshiba Classic that contains a course map, parking and shuttle information and other Champions Tour news. There are only four ads on course guides, which is given to the general public and delivered to sponsors and their guests. The course guide also serves as a hospitality-venue map for all sponsors folds neatly into any pocket. ept as a souvenir or used for autographs.
The Toshiba Classic will produce more than 70,000 tickets, making ticket back advertising one of the best ways to get your message into the hands of spectators. Tickets are typically distributed weeks in advance of the tournament, which gives your ad a considerable shelf life. Ticket backs are also ideal for coupon ads.
The ad on the back of the parking pass stares your audience directly in the eyes while it hangs from a rearview mirror. This advertisement reaches a core audience of tournament sponsors who receive preferred parking. Parking passes are distributed well in advance of the tournament.
Course Signage and Expo Booths
In Orange County, there is only one opportunity all year to reach the educated, affluent audience that a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event delivers. The Toshiba Classic offers several avenues to reach this key demographic, including print advertisements, on-course signage and direct, personal exposure.
No other sponsorship enables your corporate logo to cover more ground than the standards. With this sponsorship, your company's identity will follow the footsteps of each professional group in the tournament on the mobile leader board carried by one of our standard bearers.
Manual Leader Boards
Manual leader boards are one of the grand traditions of the game, which is why they continue to be used at golf's major championships and the Toshiba Classic. With a manual leader board sponsorship, your logo will be next to the tournament leaders in nine high-profile locations throughout the golf course, including the finishing holes.
The practice range is a hub of activity at the Toshiba Classic, where hundreds of fans gather to watch their favorite players warm up. Centrally located between the first and 10th tees, the driving range sponsorship will drive traffic to your company signage that is prominently on display.
Sponsoring the caddie bibs is the next best things to having your logo on the back of Fred Couples, Tom Watson or any of the other Champions Tour legends. Because standing next to the players at all times is the caddie, who will brandish your logo to everyone in attendance and to an international television audience.
With a hole sponsorship, your company's full-color signage is on display to the gallery and the television audience as the Champions Tour stars tee off. Hole sponsorships are a solid way to reach the Toshiba Classic crowds--which are among the largest and most mobile on Tour.
Expo Booths provide the best opportunity to put your product or service on direct display before the audience of the Toshiba Classic. Each of our 80,000 gallery members enters the tournament via our Expo Hall, putting you at center stage before thousands of potential customers.
If your sponsorship goal is to do something special, the Toshiba Classic can create a unique turn-key event that will create significant publicity and deliver an exciting platform for entertaining your important clients. From distinctive events like Golf Clinics and Skills Challenge competitions, to exclusive outings such as private pro-ams and dinners with PGA Champions Tour stars, the Toshiba Classic can produce the ultimate event that will create a lasting impression with your company and guests, and deliver uncluttered media exposure in the Orange County community.