TROON GOLF ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC APPOINTMENTS AT EUROPEAN VENUES

Posted on December 17, 2010

Further Expansion Supports Career Development at World's Leading Golf Management Company

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is delighted to announce several key appointments to meet the sustained demand for its market leading and award winning service in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Following the unveiling of key additions in the Middle East and Africa, Troon Golf is pleased to announce further senior appointments to some of its leading venues across Europe.

Calle Carlsson has been appointed general manager at Lumine Golf Club, bringing 16 years of experience in golf operations to one of the most comprehensive golf facilities in Spain. Previously the president of the Egyptian PGA, a director of golf and head professional, Calle also spent time as a tournament professional, racking up over 20 professional wins and appearances on the European Challenge Tour. In his most recent position as director of golf, the Swedish native was responsible for golf operations at a European Tour venue, including the management of 180 employees. With his unrivalled knowledge of the golf landscape, Carlsson will be a valuable addition to the team at Lumine Golf Club, located outside Barcelona.

Peter Holland, a member of the PGA, has been appointed director of golf at Agalarov Estates, Russia. Peter started his career with Troon Golf in 2004 at The Academy by Troon Golf at The Montgomerie Course in Dubai before moving to Barolo, Italy and Monte Rei, Portugal. Prior to joining Agalarov in 2010, Peter was an instructor at the Butch Harmon School of Golf at The Els Club in Dubai. As a dedicated and long-term member of the Troon team, Peter is well-equipped to establish Agalarov as the leading golf resort in Russia and Eastern Europe. Progressing to superintendent at Agalarov Estates is Sean Kinsley, who has been promoted to the position after two years serving in an assistant's role.

Philip Henderson, has joined the brand-new Astbury Hall in Shropshire, England, as director of golf. A fully qualified PGA professional, Philip has worked with Troon Golf for over five years at some of the world's leading golf resorts, including WGC World Golf Championship host venue The Grove, London; Ocenico Golf in Portugal; The Els Club, Dubai; and The Allegria Golf Club in Egypt. With a broad knowledge of the golf industry, Philip will implement strategies to establish Astbury Hall as one of the foremost golf courses in the United Kingdom.

"We are delighted to welcome Calle to our team, and congratulate Peter, Philip and Sean on their internal promotions," commented Bruce Glasco, managing director, Troon Golf Europe, Middle East & Africa. "With Troon Golf Europe, Middle East & Africa's continued expansion this year, it is imperative we continue to offer world-class service, and the employment of three outstanding PGA professionals at the helm of these key sites in Europe, provides the best opportunity to continue that success."

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Troon Golf EMEA is committed to developing Troon Golf's presence in Europe, Middle East and Africa. This rapidly expanding division now oversees operations at 29 courses in 11 countries including England, Greece, Spain and the United Arab Emirates with further expansion planned across all regions.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 23 countries. Additionally, 45 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club , New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.

For additional news and information visit the Troon Golf Blog, join us on Facebook, follow Troon Golf on Twitter, or subscribe to Troon Golf's YouTube Channel .

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon Golf,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is delighted to announce several key appointments to meet the sustained demand for its market leading and award winning service in Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA). Following the unveiling of key additions in the Middle East and Africa, Troon Golf is pleased to announce further senior appointments to some of its leading venues across Europe.

Calle Carlsson has been appointed general manager at Lumine Golf Club, bringing 16 years of experience in golf operations to one of the most comprehensive golf facilities in Spain. Previously the president of the Egyptian PGA, a director of golf and head professional, Calle also spent time as a tournament professional, racking up over 20 professional wins and appearances on the European Challenge Tour. In his most recent position as director of golf, the Swedish native was responsible for golf operations at a European Tour venue, including the management of 180 employees. With his unrivalled knowledge of the golf landscape, Carlsson will be a valuable addition to the team at Lumine Golf Club, located outside Barcelona.

Peter Holland, a member of the PGA, has been appointed director of golf at Agalarov Estates, Russia. Peter started his career with Troon Golf in 2004 at The Academy by Troon Golf at The Montgomerie Course in Dubai before moving to Barolo, Italy and Monte Rei, Portugal. Prior to joining Agalarov in 2010, Peter was an instructor at the Butch Harmon School of Golf at The Els Club in Dubai. As a dedicated and long-term member of the Troon team, Peter is well-equipped to establish Agalarov as the leading golf resort in Russia and Eastern Europe. Progressing to superintendent at Agalarov Estates is Sean Kinsley, who has been promoted to the position after two years serving in an assistant's role.

Philip Henderson, has joined the brand-new Astbury Hall in Shropshire, England, as director of golf. A fully qualified PGA professional, Philip has worked with Troon Golf for over five years at some of the world's leading golf resorts, including WGC World Golf Championship host venue The Grove, London; Ocenico Golf in Portugal; The Els Club, Dubai; and The Allegria Golf Club in Egypt. With a broad knowledge of the golf industry, Philip will implement strategies to establish Astbury Hall as one of the foremost golf courses in the United Kingdom.

"We are delighted to welcome Calle to our team, and congratulate Peter, Philip and Sean on their internal promotions," commented Bruce Glasco, managing director, Troon Golf Europe, Middle East & Africa. "With Troon Golf Europe, Middle East & Africa's continued expansion this year, it is imperative we continue to offer world-class service, and the employment of three outstanding PGA professionals at the helm of these key sites in Europe, provides the best opportunity to continue that success."

Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Troon Golf EMEA is committed to developing Troon Golf's presence in Europe, Middle East and Africa. This rapidly expanding division now oversees operations at 29 courses in 11 countries including England, Greece, Spain and the United Arab Emirates with further expansion planned across all regions.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world's largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 23 countries. Additionally, 45 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club , New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.

For additional news and information visit the Troon Golf Blog, join us on Facebook, follow Troon Golf on Twitter, or subscribe to Troon Golf's YouTube Channel .

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