Syngenta to sponsor greenkeeping team at Le Golf National, host of the 2018 Ryder Cup

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Le Golf National, host of the 2018 Ryder Cup

Syngenta will be working with Le Golf National, host of the Ryder Cup 2018, to sponsor the international volunteer greenkeeping team working at the course in September — and share their exciting experiences and insights with greenkeepers worldwide.

Course Manager, Alejandro Reyes, explained that the golf course maintenance operation for Ryder Cup week will involve around 180 people. “Approximately 140 of these team members will be volunteers,” he said. “They will be coming from all around Europe, USA and even from the Middle East. The volunteers and Le Golf National staff members will work hand-in-hand in order to provide a golf course of the best possible quality.”

Le Golf National

Alejandro Reyes, course manager, Le Golf National

“Le Golf National is the proud host of this prestigious event and we look forward to presenting the golf course at its highest standard to 24 of the world’s greatest players,” he added.

As part of the Le Golf National sponsorship, Syngenta will be supporting five UK greenkeepers working with the Club’s team, and providing live coverage of their exploits, through social media and Greencast TV channel.

Syngenta European Turf Manager, Rod Burke, noted that the club’s Albatros course is recognized as one of the top Championship courses in Europe. Its design combines a traditional feel of the links, along with modern golf course features.

“Alejandro and the greenkeeping team has created an exceptional facility for the prestigious competitions it hosts throughout the year, as well as golfers who get to play the resort venue’s three courses 365 days a year,” said Burke. “There’s a lot to learn from their experiences and approach to golf course management and tournament preparation; it will be incredibly exciting to be part of that and to view it all through greenkeepers’ eyes.”

The club anticipates that the Ryder Cup will have a television audience of more than 500 million viewers worldwide, while roughly 65,000 supporters will be on-site each day of the event.

“This will truly be a once in a lifetime experience for all involved,” Reyes said. “As the golf course superintendent, I take great pride in being able to share this event with greenkeepers around the world.”

Photos: Syngenta

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