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Bobby Weed Golf Design Undertakes Renovation and Repurposing of Greenacres Country Club
Bobby Weed Golf Design is nearing completion of a comprehensive renovation and repurposing project at Greenacres Country Club, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. The work includes renovating the golf course and repurposing a portion of the club’s acreage for residential use. The genesis of the project is the creation of a 14-acre infill development parcel identified by Bobby Weed Golf Design. As the result of a multi-million-dollar transaction, a national homebuilder will develop the land with 98 townhome units. Each household will become a new social member of the club, offering an ongoing revenue stream for the club. In addition to recapitalizing the club’s balance sheet and funding clubhouse upgrades, the land sale will trigger comprehensive improvements to the entire golf course, including seven new holes and a relocated practice area. The golf course will reopen in late spring 2018.

World Golf Foundation Names PGA TOUR Executive James Cramer to Vice President of Communications
World Golf Foundation announced James Cramer, a longstanding executive on the PGA TOUR’s communications team, has been named Vice President of Communications. Cramer brings nearly 30 years of public relations experience to the WGF. He began his career at the PGA TOUR in February 1989 and most recently served as Vice President of Communications. In his new role, Cramer will work closely with Steve Mona, CEO of WGF, on both GOLF 20/20 – a collaboration of leading industry organizations – and WGF public relations programs, including strategic planning, industry research and WE ARE GOLF – the game’s government affairs coalition.

Bayer Appoints Mark Schneid to Head of Environmental Science North America
Environmental Science announced that Mark Schneid, former Chief Marketing Officer of the Environmental Science business unit, has been appointed Head of Environmental Science North America. In this new role, Schneid will be responsible for leading the business unit in the United States and Canada with a vision focused squarely on the needs of customers in the markets it serves, including: Turf & Ornamentals, Vegetation Management, Professional Pest Management and Vector Control.