Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing is pleased to announce that Golf Digest, arguably the leading publication in the golf industry, recently named 14 golf instructors at Troon affiliated properties among the best teachers in the United States.
The biennial accolade ranked golf instructors in every state across the country using a ballot system, asking instructors to rank their own peers. As a result, instructors named among Golf Digest’s 2015-2016 list of the “Best Teachers in your State” include:
No. 3 Wayne Flint, Highland Park Golf Course, Birmingham
No. 6 Mike Labauve, The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale
No. 11 Sandy Labauve, The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale
No. 13 Tim Mahoney, The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale
No. 8 Kip Puterbaugh, Aviara Golf Club, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
No. 27 Bob Knee, Aviara Golf Club, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
No. 39 Jamie Puterbaugh, Aviara Golf Club, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
No. 46 Jason Puterbaugh, Aviara Golf Club, Aviara Golf Academy, Carlsbad
No. 8 Derek Hooper, Lake of Isles, Troon Golf Academy, North Stonington
No. 2 Ben Hongo, Kapalua Golf Academy, Maui
No. 4 Greg Fields, Kapalua Golf Academy, Maui
No. 3 Skip Maiwald, Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood
No. 1 Doug Roberts, Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, St. George
No. 2 Jon Paupore, Jim McLean G. School at Red Ledges, Park City
“We congratulate each of these instructors for achieving this highly regarded Golf Digest accolade,” stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president, operations, Troon. “The dedication and invested interest they take in seeing their students improve, plays a major role in driving the game forward.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 250 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 and Troon Privé properties located in 38 states and 27 countries Additionally, there are 53 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii; Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.; Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.; The Grove, London, England; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco.
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