Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon,® the leader in golf course management, development and marketing is pleased to recognize 10 golf instructors teaching at Troon-affiliated golf facilities that were recently named among the “The Best Teachers in Your State” list by Golf Digest magazine.
Votes from a panel of 1,200 leading golf instructors nationwide were calculated to determine the list of the best golf instructors from across the country, which includes Troon facilities in Arizona, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kansas and Utah. The same panel was also used to determine “America’s 50 Greatest Teachers” as well, three of which teach at Troon facilities – Pia Nilsson (17) – Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Lynn Marriott (25) – Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; and Mike LaBauve (35) – Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Golf Digest’s List of “The Best Teachers in Your State” featuring instructors teaching at Troon-affiliated facilities:
- Pia Nilsson – Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Lynn Marriott – Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Mike LaBauve – Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Sandy LaBauve – Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Tim Mahoney – Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
- Derek Hooper – Troon Golf Academy at Lake of Isles, North Stonington, Conn.
- Ben Hongo – Kapalua Golf Academy, Maui, Hawaii
- Skip Maiwald – Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood, Kans.
- Barry Walters – The Clubs at St. James Plantation, Southport, N.C.
- Jon Paupore – Jim McLean Golf School at Red Ledges, Park City, Utah
“We congratulate all of our Troon-affiliated teaching professionals honored by Golf Digest and commend their hard work and commitment to the game,” stated John Easterbrook, Troon’s executive vice president, operations “Our aim at Troon is to ensure our facilities are not only ideal places to play, but are also active in growing and enhancing the game of golf.” Highly acclaimed programs and instructional leaders are integral to creating a comprehensive golf experience that attracts new players to the game and helps current golfers play better.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf® (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 29 states and 28 countries. Additionally, 48 Troon facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon properties include The Grove, London, England; Classic Club, Palm Desert, Calif.; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.