Syngenta knows there is more to managing a golf course than keeping up the lawn. That’s why, until August 15, the Syngenta Business Institute is taking applications for its ninth annual seminar for golf course superintendents. The three-day course is taught by faculty from the Wake Forest University School of Business, and all courses are fine-tuned for the golf course. Subject matter includes financial management, negotiation, effective communication, delegation, and bridging age and cultural divides. The programming is described as hands-on and pragmatic. It is also a rare networking opportunity for golf course superintendents. Interested parties must fill out an application that includes an essay on why the candidate should be selected. Participation is highly selective, as there is room only for twenty-five students, and the program typically receives around 100 applications. “It’s not often that we, as superintendents, receive education that doesn’t involve a sales pitch,” wrote one alum.