TROON HONORS FACILITIES AND ASSOCIATES FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES

Posted on May 09, 2017





"Best of the Best" Recognized During the 2017 Troon Leadership Conference

Scottsdale, Ariz. - Troon® the leader in golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to recognize the following facilities and individuals for outstanding performance in 2016. Winners were announced at the 2017 Troon Leadership Conference which recently took place at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

"I'd like to congratulate all who were nominated, which in itself is an achievement worth celebrating," said Bruce Glasco, executive vice president and co-chief operating officer, Troon. "As a company we focus on providing professionals the tools to excel. Our aim is to nurture the strongest line-up of talent in the golf and hospitality sector. These awards are a great reminder to all as to how many top-performing associates we have in our organization and why Troon continues to set the standards in service, quality and hospitality."

Congratulations to the following award winners and nominees for their outstanding performances:

"FACILITY OF THE YEAR"
Winner: The Club at Cordillera in Colorado
Finalists for the award included:
  • Audubon Country Club in Florida
  • Colonial Country Club in Florida
  • The Westin Kierland Golf Club in Arizona
  • Pronghorn in Oregon
  • St. James Plantation in North Carolina
  • The Club at Cordillera in Colorado

"ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR"
Domestic Winner: Hector Munoz - Troon North Golf Club in Arizona
International Winner: Babar Asghar - Royal Golf Club in Bahrain
Finalists for the award included:
  • Babar Asghar - Royal Golf Club in Bahrain
  • Robert Bachman - NorthRiver Yacht Club in Alabama
  • Catherine McNamara - Manchester Country Club in New Hampshire
  • Hector Munoz - Troon North Golf Club in Arizona
  • Guy Nishimura - The King Kamehameha Golf Club in Hawaii
  • Bill Weber - The Westin Kierland Golf Club in Arizona
  • Julie Yoder - The Club at Cordillera in Colorado

"GENERAL MANAGER OF THE YEAR"
Winner: Brian Kelley from Manchester Country Club in New Hampshire
Finalists for the award included:
  • Anna Darnell - The Grove in England
  • Sean Gradomski - Bayside Resort Golf Club in Delaware
  • Brian Kelley - Manchester Country Club in New Hampshire
  • Chad Leonard - Rock Creek/Craft Farms/Peninsula in Alabama
  • Spencer Schaub - Pronghorn in Oregon
  • Jeff Thomasson - Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club in Texas

"SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR"
Winner: Jeff Cathey - Tiburón Golf Club in Florida
Finalists for the award included:
  • Jeff Cathey - Tiburón Golf Club in Florida
  • David Freitag - Pronghorn in Oregon
  • Sean Kinsley - The Address Montgomerie Dubai in Dubai
  • Chad Robinson - Cider Ridge Golf Club in Alabama
  • Jonathan Williams - Sewailo Golf Club in Arizona

"GOLF PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR"
Winner: Jeff Fitzherbert from BallenIsles Country Club in Florida
Finalists for the award included:
  • Jeff Fitzherbert - BallenIsles Country Club in Florida
  • Scott Foster - Highland Park Golf Course in Alabama
  • Doug Hammer - Troon North Golf Club in Arizona
  • Tim Rafferty - Troon Country Club in Arizona
  • Barry West - Mollymook Golf Club in Australia

"PROPERTY SUPPORT ASSOCIATE OF THE YEAR"
Winner: Andrew Maitrejean - Senior Manager, Shared Accounting
Finalists for the award included:
  • Dave Ely - Area Manager, Retail Operations Southeast US / Caribbean / Central America
  • Andrew Maitrejean - Senior Manager, Shared Accounting
  • Dolf May - Director, Sales & Marketing
  • Tanner Meeks - Controller, Honours Golf
  • Ashley Nelson - Project Coordinator, Design & Development

"FOOD & BEVERAGE PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR"
Winner: Lindsey Krause from St. James Plantation in North Carolina
Finalists for the award included:
  • Mollie Beale - Troon North Golf Club in Arizona
  • Greg Bowens - BallenIsles Country Club in Florida
  • Chris Campbell - Lake of Isles in Connecticut
  • Lindsey Krause - St. James Plantation in North Carolina
  • Keith Taylor - Piqua Country Club in Ohio
  • Danny Woodbridge - The Club at Cordillera in Colorado

"SALES PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR"
Winner: Paula Mount from NorthRiver Yacht Club in Alabama
Finalists for the award included:
  • Lorene Berlin - Silverado Resort and Spa in California
  • Kristine Compton - Savannah Quarters Country Club in Georgia
  • Paula Mount - NorthRiver Yacht Club in Alabama
  • Nicole Niemann - El Conquistador Golf & Tennis in Arizona
  • Mike Schulz - Tiburón Golf Club in Florida

"MOST IMPROVED FACILITY OF THE YEAR"
Winner: Palmilla Beach Golf Club in Texas
Finalists for the award included:
  • Arabian Ranches Golf Club in Dubai
  • Calvert Crossing Golf Club in Louisiana
  • La Paloma Country Club in Arizona
  • Manchester Country Club in New Hampshire
  • Palmilla Beach Golf Club in Texas
  • The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge in New York

"FACILITY NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR"
Winner: The Powder Horn Golf Club in Wyoming
Finalists for the award included:
  • Paradise Palms Cairns in Queensland
  • Shadow Hills Golf Club in California
  • Steelwood Country Club in Alabama
  • Talking Rock in Arizona
  • The Club at Crested Butte in Colorado
  • The Powder Horn Golf Club in Wyoming

"TURNAROUND FACILITY OF THE YEAR"
Winner: St. James Plantation in North Carolina
Finalists for the award included:
  • Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama
  • Kooindah Waters Residential Golf & Spa Resort in Australia
  • Reunion Golf & Country Club in Mississippi
  • St. James Plantation in North Carolina
  • Westchester Hills Golf Club in New York

"JOHN EASTERBROOK TROON AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR"
Lisa Cole - Troon International Headquarters in Dubai

"AWARD OF EXCELLENCE"
Dan Weitzel - Director of Agronomy at Manchester Country Club in New Hampshire

"W.I.T.S. AWARD"
Brad McMillan - General Manager at Salina Country Club in Kansas

TROON "ROCKSTARS"
Troon added a new dimension at this year's Leadership Conference and had Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper present the Troon 2016 Rockstar Awards. Several evaluation surveys revealed the following top performers in areas of leadership, member and guest satisfaction, and overall performance.
  • Associate Satisfaction Overall - The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort, Georgia
  • Associate Satisfaction NPS (Troon) - The Bay Club, Maryland
  • Guest Satisfaction Overall - The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Arizona
  • Guest Satisfaction NPS (Troon) - Yocha Dehe Golf Club, California
  • Member Satisfaction Overall - Lake of Isles, Connecticut
  • Member Satisfaction NPS - Wausau Country Club, Wisconsin
  • Troon Rewards Signups - Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club, New Jersey
  • Troon Rewards Capture % - Centennial Golf Club, New York
  • Top Lines Sales Improvement - Tennessee National, Tennessee
  • Membership Sales - Blackstone Country Club at Vistancia, Arizona
  • Retail - Audubon Country Club, Florida
  • Public Relations - Princeville Makai Golf Club, Hawaii
  • Grow The Game - Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, Arizona
  • Innovate. Adapt. Be Different. - Indura Golf & Beach Resort, Honduras
  • TroonFIT - Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Abu Dhabi
  • Social Media - Troon North Golf Club, Arizona
  • Owner Satisfaction (All 10s and 10 Promoter) - Boulders Resort & Spa, Arizona; Classic Club, California; Golfclub Domat/Ems, Switzerland; Hot Springs Village, Arkansas; Lagoon Park Golf Course, Alabama; Poston Butte Golf Club, Arizona; Princeville Makai Golf Club, Hawaii; The Club at Cordillera, Colorado; Troon North Golf Club, Arizona; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, California

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world's largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf®, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International properties located in 36 states and 31 countries Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a "Top 100" ranking by national and international publications. Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, Calif.; Els Club Desaru Coast, Malaysia; and Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Calif.

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Media contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com
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