FarmLinks LLC has announced that The Balkcom Group, a Montgomery, Ala.-based utilities consulting firm, has become a new partner in the On the Course Tour that is part of The Experience at FarmLinks, which offers golf course superintendents the chance to see and use cutting-edge products while touring the FarmLinks course in Sylacauga, Ala. The Tour also provides corporate sponsors with a unique opportunity to showcase innovations to an audience of current and new end users who can view, use and experience these products first-hand.
“The Balkcom Group understands the difficulties that superintendents face as they work to manage a budget and control costs, even while their owners’ and players’ expectations remain high,” says Mark Langner, FarmLinks’ Director of Agronomy and Applied Research. “In this unstable economic climate, we’re all looking for ways to save money, and The Balkcom Group can help by finding more effective plans that trim costs and put money back into your budget. With savings in these areas, superintendents can focus their limited dollars in areas that matter to their owners and players.”
Adds Brent Fuhrman, FarmLinks’ Chief Operations Officer/Chief Financial Officer: “[Balkcom’s] joining the FarmLinks team came at an ideal time, as we have been working to wrap up construction on several projects. Not only will this new partnership be a valuable opportunity for visiting superintendents, but thanks to The Balkcom Group, FarmLinks will realize a savings of from $10,000- $15,000, yearly, on our power bill alone.”