Down on the Farm with Brian
Thursday, October 9, 2008
by Brian Thompson
Gentleman, Start Your Engines!
Greetings once again from FarmLinks! Things have been busy this fall here at FarmLinks. As the summer winds down to a close, golf course superintendents have found the time to come to FarmLinks for some much needed relief from the rigors of a busy golf season.
FarmLinks guests experience the thrill of "Amp Energy 500? at Talladega
One of the highlights this fall has been last week’s Talladega Fall Race. FarmLinks invited over seventy five people from all over the country to NASCAR’s biggest spectacle in racing! The “Amp Energy 500? saw more than 28 different leaders during the course of the race, with two major crashes ruining the day for several drivers. Eventually the crowd of 170,000 people saw Tony Stewart emerge as the winner. This was my first trip to a NASCAR event and I am still in awe of the enthusiasm these fans show in support of their favorite drivers.
Turf industry professionals enjoy their FarmLinks Experience
Prior to the race on Sunday, the guests arrived here on Friday and enjoyed the Agrium presentation given by Chris Derrick, and followed up with a five-star steak dinner prepared by the talented chefs here at FarmLinks.
Saturday morning, everyone participated in my BASF Turf and Ornamental presentation and Toro demonstrations, followed by a best ball golf tournament. Without a doubt, everyone had a great time this weekend and we may have even converted a few people to become NASCAR enthusiasts!
Until next time, drive safely!