TROON GOLF RECOGNIZES "BEST OF THE BEST" FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE

Posted on February 08, 2005

Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass Receives "Facility of the Year" Distinction

Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Troon Golf®, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to recognize the following individuals and facilities for outstanding performance in 2004. Winners were announced at the 2005 Troon Golf Management Conference, which recently took place at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations to the following award winners:

2004 TROON GOLF "FACILITY OF THE YEAR"
Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix, Arizona
Under the leadership of Rich Carter, Whirlwind has continued to produce one of the most consistent, quality operations within Troon Golf. The Whirlwind team excelled in all aspects of golf and club operations to be named "Facility of the Year."

2004 TROON GOLF "GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR"
Scott Heideman, Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
Scott was one of the original pioneers for Troon Golf and has a true passion for operating with excellence. He is an outstanding motivator of, and leader of his team. This past year, Scott led the company in employee satisfaction.

2004 TROON GOLF "SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR"
Mike Meehan, Haig Point Club, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
Mike has a great passion for what he does and it shows! He consistently produces one of Troon Golf's highest rated agronomic products annually. Additionally, Mike is an excellent people person, who gets involved at every level of Haig Point Club.

2004 TROON GOLF "ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR"
Greta Hofius, The Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage, California
Everyone who works with Greta would say that her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. She is continually singled out on many guest survey forms as the person that made a guest's trip memorable. She is a great Ambassador of Troon Golf and very much deserving of this year's "Associate of the Year" honor.

2004 TROON GOLF "FACILITY NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR"
The Rocks, Scottsdale, Arizona
After only one full year of operations, The Rocks, a private residence club, has received countless accolades from members and guests alike - making it a model operation in the Troon Golf portfolio. The facility consistently delivers an exceptional product and exceeds expectations with personalized service. Steve Rosen, General Manager of The Rocks, is truly an outstanding ambassador for Troon Golf and has established the standard for operations of this type of club.

"Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for consistently going above and beyond to deliver THE TROON GOLF EXPERIENCEsm," stated Troon Golf's Executive Vice President, Operations, John Easterbrook. "We pride ourselves on having the best and brightest in this industry on our team, and these awards just confirm that!"

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 courses located in 24 states and 14 countries. Additionally, 31 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; Vista Ridge Golf Club, Erie, Colo.; Kooindah Golf & Country Club, New South Wales, Australia; and Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Berkshire, England.Scottsdale, Ariz. -- Troon Golf®, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to recognize the following individuals and facilities for outstanding performance in 2004. Winners were announced at the 2005 Troon Golf Management Conference, which recently took place at the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. Congratulations to the following award winners:

2004 TROON GOLF "FACILITY OF THE YEAR"
Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Phoenix, Arizona
Under the leadership of Rich Carter, Whirlwind has continued to produce one of the most consistent, quality operations within Troon Golf. The Whirlwind team excelled in all aspects of golf and club operations to be named "Facility of the Year."

2004 TROON GOLF "GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR"
Scott Heideman, Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona
Scott was one of the original pioneers for Troon Golf and has a true passion for operating with excellence. He is an outstanding motivator of, and leader of his team. This past year, Scott led the company in employee satisfaction.

2004 TROON GOLF "SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR"
Mike Meehan, Haig Point Club, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
Mike has a great passion for what he does and it shows! He consistently produces one of Troon Golf's highest rated agronomic products annually. Additionally, Mike is an excellent people person, who gets involved at every level of Haig Point Club.

2004 TROON GOLF "ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR"
Greta Hofius, The Westin Mission Hills Resort, Rancho Mirage, California
Everyone who works with Greta would say that her energy and enthusiasm are contagious. She is continually singled out on many guest survey forms as the person that made a guest's trip memorable. She is a great Ambassador of Troon Golf and very much deserving of this year's "Associate of the Year" honor.

2004 TROON GOLF "FACILITY NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR"
The Rocks, Scottsdale, Arizona
After only one full year of operations, The Rocks, a private residence club, has received countless accolades from members and guests alike - making it a model operation in the Troon Golf portfolio. The facility consistently delivers an exceptional product and exceeds expectations with personalized service. Steve Rosen, General Manager of The Rocks, is truly an outstanding ambassador for Troon Golf and has established the standard for operations of this type of club.

"Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you for consistently going above and beyond to deliver THE TROON GOLF EXPERIENCEsm," stated Troon Golf's Executive Vice President, Operations, John Easterbrook. "We pride ourselves on having the best and brightest in this industry on our team, and these awards just confirm that!"

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 courses located in 24 states and 14 countries. Additionally, 31 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Maderas Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.; Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.; Vista Ridge Golf Club, Erie, Colo.; Kooindah Golf & Country Club, New South Wales, Australia; and Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Berkshire, England.
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