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
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
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
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
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
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
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