17 Nov Bobby Weed Golf Design Wins The BoardRoom Magazine 2017 “Excellence in Achievement” Award: Course Architecture – Renovation
Sally J. Sportsman
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (November 17, 2017) – Bobby Weed Golf Design (www.bobbyweed.com) has won the 2017 “Excellence in Achievement” Award from The BoardRoom Magazine, in the category of Course Architecture – Renovation. The award will be presented at the CMAA 91st World Conference, to take place March 2-6, 2018, in San Francisco.
“We are honored to accept this award in recognition of our renovation work this past year,” said Bobby Weed. “My design partner, Chris Monti, and I have had the privilege of bringing to fruition some fine renovation projects, where the golf courses will serve their communities well far into the future.”
Among notable Bobby Weed Golf Design projects in 2017 were the completion of the renovation of the golf course and practice facilities at Pleasant Valley Country Club, in Little Rock, Ark., and a comprehensive renovation and repurposing of Greenacres Country Club, in Lawrenceville, N.J.
Also this year, Bobby Weed Golf Design completed a full bunker renovation at the Slammer & Squire golf course at the World Golf Village, in St. Augustine, Fla., where Weed returned after 20 years to the first layout he designed under his own banner. Simultaneously, a new relationship was begun with a redesign of the practice facility at Interlachen Country Club, in Winter Park, Fla.
About Bobby Weed Golf Design
Acclaimed golf course designer Bobby Weed specializes in design, renovation and repurposing. His work features a balance of visual appeal, sustainability and playability, all informed by an environmentally-sensitive aesthetic and an exceptional hands-on, holistic approach.
Weed began his professional career with an extended apprenticeship with Pete Dye, launching a collaboration of over 35 years’ duration and a lifelong friendship. Hired in 1983 by the PGA Tour as the Golf Course Superintendent at TPC Sawgrass, Weed went on to become the Tour’s in-house designer from 1987-1996. He was responsible for the design of many of today’s best-known TPC venues, which continue as host sites for prominent Tour events.
Weed also was able to collaborate with many of golf’s most familiar names, including Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Raymond Floyd, Jerry Pate and Chi Chi Rodriguez – a rare cross section of experience.
In 1994, Weed’s career reached an apex with the formation of his own design firm, where he continues to “handcraft” golf courses. Today, Bobby Weed Golf Design has amassed an impressive list of new and renovated courses that consistently are ranked at the top of their respective categories, including The Olde Farm Golf Club, Spanish Oaks Golf Club, The Golf Course at Glen Mills, Medalist Golf Club and Timuquana Country Club.
Bobby Weed Golf Design also is a leader in golf course repurposing – a means to update layouts through redesign and reallocation of partial acreage for higher value land uses. Repurposing helps clubs and communities preserve golf while surmounting economic and other challenges. Weed’s skill, vision and business acumen coalesce to result in successful, refined and durable golf course design.
Bobby Weed is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. He also is a 39-year member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, was a former Certified Golf Course Superintendent and is a member of the Florida Turfgrass Association.
For more information on Bobby Weed Golf Design, see www.bobbyweed.com.