Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Such a great day in the Golfdom world!

I had an amazing time hanging with the Syngenta team today at Pinehurst Resort! The group included Tim Kroenke, Scott Reasons, Shawn Potter, Bert Wagemans, Lane Tredway, Stephanie Schwenke, Mark LaFleur and others. What a good group of people.

The day got off to an early start when Pinehurst superintendent Bob Ferren met us early in the morning for a tour of the Pinehurst maintenance facility and some of the No. 2 practice areas.

Then it was down to work as the Syngenta team worked side by side the Pinehurst No. 2 grounds crew, doing everything from filling in divots to raking bunkers. Throughout the day we got to hear about how Daconil Action is being received, got the lowdown on the company's brand new fungicides, Briskway and Secure, and heard about the efforts the company is making to understand golf course management beyond simply chemical applications.

In between, throw in some down-home barbecue and a warm (and rainy) round of golf on Pinehurst No. 4. What else is there to say? Golfdom had a great, memorable day all around. Thanks, Syngenta, for having us! And thanks, Bob Ferren, for being our gracious host superintendent.

On top of my great day, Seth rocked his keynote address at the Rocky Mountain GCSA conference. As if there was a doubt? Way to go, Seth! So proud.

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