Syngenta has appointed Master Greenkeeper, Daniel Lightfoot MSc MG, as the company’s new Business Manager for Turf, Vegetation & Pest Management. Dan brings a vast wealth of practical experience, technical knowledge and communication skills to the role, in supporting greenkeepers, sports turf managers and golf business operators to get the best from Syngenta’s innovative R&D product range.
Dan joins Syngenta from Bearwood Lakes Golf Club in Berkshire, where he has been managing the consistently highly-rated private members’ course for the past 10-years – including a complete redesign and renovation across all 18-holes.
During that time he achieved the prestigious recognition of Master Greenkeeper awarded by BIGGA, along with attaining an MSc in Sports Surface Technology at Cranfield University. Dan also attended the Canadian Syngenta Super U golf course manager development programme, held at the Richard Ivey School of Business, Toronto and is a Class A Superintendent with GCSAA
Previously he has held roles of Head Greenkeeper at Gatton Manor Golf and Country Club and Deputy at The Hertfordshire Golf and Country Club.
Many greenkeeper’s throughout the industry have already benefitted from Dan’s education roles, including as a lecturer in Turf Grass Science at Merrist Wood College in Surrey, as well as a frequent participant in seminars at BTME and turf management presentations across the country.
This new Syngenta appointment as a dedicated Business Manager for the UK reflects the company’s expanding product range for turf, vegetation and pest management. Based at Fulbourn in Cambridge, Dan will be working with the existing UK, Europe and Global teams and the distribution network.
Syngenta turf products are distributed in the UK by Everris. www.everris.co.uk