BTME 2016 - #SYNGENTA CHALLENGE WINNERS - PLAYABILITY THROUGH RESEARCH
BTME once again proved to be a great experience for greenkeepers and turf managers - and none more so than the winners of the #SYNGENTA CHALLENGE golf simulator (details below).
Bringing the game of golf directly into BTME on the Syngenta stand reinforced that every action by greenkeepers is designed to enhance playability for golfers.
For Syngenta, that means the company's huge investment in R&D and support is focussed on products, techniques and new innovation to help greenkeepers to improve turf quality and playability.
RESEARCH ON SHOW
On the stand you had the chance to see how QUALIBRA has proven to improve the firmness and consistency of greens, by moving surface water deeper - but then retaining it in the root zone to maintain plant health and utilisation of water and nutrient resources.
Research with a direct impact on playability included PRIMO MAXX science to improve greens' surface speed, smoothness and day-long consistency. Furthermore, how PRIMO MAXX fairway programmes directly produce the conditions Syngenta market research has shown is most favoured by players.
Also, it's from the BTME feedback of greenkeepers' experiences that can initiate new research into techniques for PRIMO MAXX use later in the season, or even through the winter, that can be tried and tested for the future.
NEW GREENCAST TURF APP
BTME gave the first opportunity to download the GreenCast Turf App - designed to maintain all your spray records simply and effectively in one place, as well as make the whole application process faster, more accurate and safer. If you didn't download it on the stand, you can still get it for free here:
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The BTME #SYNGENTA CHALLENGE gave everyone the opportunity to test their golfing prowess. With the best three each day winning a round of golf together at the prestigious Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland and overnight stay.
AND the Winners are:
Day One - Nearest the pin - Castle Stuart 11th hole - par 3; 141 yards
Aaron Watkinson (left) - Bolton Old Links - Hole in One!
Kyle Cleaver - The Belfry
Thomas Flavelle - Cosby Golf Club
Day Two - Nearest the pin in two - Castle Stuart 3rd hole - par 4; 305 yards
Ollie Webster- Ramsey golf club - 3 feet from the pin
James Martin (right) - Blackwell Golf Club
Stuart Gillett - Golf at Goodwood
Day Three - Longest drive - Castle Stuart 16th hole - par 4; 335 yard
Phil Collinson- ICL - 332 yds
Colin Hopper (left) - Elsham Golf Club
Dan Jones - Turfcare
And see what's in store for the #SYNGENTACHALLENGE winners
They will also get the benefit of a course walk with Castle Stuart Course Manager, Chris Haspell (right, second right, with some of the Castle Stuart team, and Syngenta's Caroline Carroll), to learn how the awesome challenge will be set-up for the Scottish Open this year.