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Bayer to Host Inaugural North American Women in Golf Event

Female leaders from the United States and Canada to gather in Raleigh, N.C., for event exploring careers in turf and furthering professional development


CARY, N.C. (February 6, 2019) – The Turf and Ornamental (T&O) business of Bayer, within the company's Crop Science division, has announced it will host the inaugural North American Women in Golf event on Sept. 18-20, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C. The event will bring together women in turf across the United States and Canada for a discussion on diversity in golf course management.


Dr. Jacqueline Applegate, Global Head of Bayer Environmental Science, will present the event’s keynote, inspiring discussion focused on leading industry transformation by empowering women and reinforcing the importance of recognizing and harnessing one’s own strengths.


Throughout the event attendees will engage in a series of dialogues, working sessions and presentations on leadership. They will also take a guided tour of the Bayer Education & Research Facility in nearby Clayton, N.C.


“We’re honored to support professional development to strengthen the breadth of diversity in golf,” said Will MacMurdo, Head of the Bayer U.S. Turf and Ornamentals Business. “Complementing our Women in Golf event in Canada in 2018, and annual efforts like Green Start Academy and the Superintendent Grant Program, this year’s Women in Golf event is a fantastic opportunity to continue enhancing the industry.”


“The expertise and passion shared so far through the Women in Golf dialogue is incredibly energizing,” said Keith Bartlett, Bayer Territory Sales Manager in Canada. “We’re looking forward to continuing the conversation and hosting another group of inspiring women at this inaugural North American event.”


The North American Women in Golf event will be held at the StateView hotel in Raleigh, N.C. More details and registration will be released in the coming months.


For more information about the event, visit es.bayer.us/women-in-golf


About Bayer
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the Life Science fields of health care and agriculture. Its products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2017, the Group employed around 99,800 people and had sales of EUR 35.0 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.4 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 4.5 billion. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.



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NEWMARKET, March 5, 2019—Turf Care is proud to announce that Corey Conners, PGA Golfer, is Turf Care’s Brand Ambassador. 

"We want to continue to support the golf industry and champion strong, talented and inspirational individuals," said Ron Craig, President of Turf Care. "Corey’s passion is present in his game and he symbolizes the hard-working athlete today. We are thrilled to have him as our Brand Ambassador."

Corey grew up in Listowel, Ontario.  He loves hockey and the Leafs, but golf is his game.  He was 12 years old when he started working at Listowel Golf Club where he got more serious about golf.  He won the 2010 Ontario Amateur and was runner-up to Gunn Yang at the 2014 U.S. Amateur.  Corey played in the 2015 Masters Tournament and turned professional later that year.  He played in the RBC Canadian Open in 2016.  In March 2018, Conners held the 54-hole lead at the Valspar Championship in Florida.He tied for third at the Sony Open in Hawaii making him the leading Canadian candidate to play for the International team in the Presidents Cup later this year.  He has played on PGA Tour Canada, PGA Tour Latinoamérica, and the Web.com Tour.

"I'm very grateful and excited to have received this opportunity to partner with Turf Care, a brand that supports my passion for golf and the outdoor environment," said Conners. "I look forward to our partnership being a great means to inspire others to follow their dreams." 

For additional information on Turf Care visit www.turfcare.ca and follow @TurfCareProdCA on Twitter.


About Turf Care

The exclusive distributor of Toro equipment and irrigation for Quebec and Ontario, helping golf courses, professional contractors, groundskeepers, sports fields, agricultural growers, government and educational institutions, and homeowners. Turf Care was founded in 1975. Today Turf Care is regarded as the leader in innovative solutions for the outdoor environment, including turf maintenance, landscape, rental and specialty construction equipment, and irrigation and outdoor lighting solutions.  Turf Care also offers a wide range of allied products such as Weedingtech, True-Surface, Bernhard, Kioti, Kawasaki, Salsco, Yamaha Golf Cars, Flowtronex, Cast Lighting. With a long-standing commitment to Helping your business grow, the brand has history of delivering superior innovation and superior customer care.