Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Golf,® the recognized world leader in luxury golf management, development, and marketing, wishes to congratulate five Troon Golf Associates for honors bestowed on them by their respective PGA of America Sections in the organization’s annual service awards.
More than 28,000 men and women dedicated to promoting the game of golf comprise the PGA of America, the largest working sports organization in the world. In addition to their proven skills as players and teachers, PGA Professionals share an expertise in every aspect of the golf business from the front office to the back tees, equally skilled in the management of every phase of a golf facility.
“These honors are well deserved,” states Troon Golf Executive Vice President, Operations, John Easterbrook. “Our PGA professionals not only serve the game of golf and the PGA of America, but their knowledge, professionalism, and dedication help vitalize the Troon Golf culture of excellence and innovation.”
The superlative PGA golf professionals for 2003 serving at Troon Golf facilities are:
2003 PGA MERCHANDISERS OF THE YEAR
Northern California Section PGA: Kevin Petrie, Head Golf Professional, Whitney Oaks Golf Club, Rocklin, Calif.
North Florida Section PGA: Chris Card, Director of Golf, The Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort, Tampa Bay, Fla.
North Florida Section PGA/West Central Chapter: Chris Card, Director of Golf, The Westin Innisbrook Golf Resort, Tampa Bay, Fla.
Southern Texas PGA: Carl Bielstein, Director of Golf, The Westin La Cantera Resort, San Antonio, Texas
Southwest Section PGA: Jack Elliott, General Manager, Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Wisconsin Chapter PGA: Tim Bauman, Head Golf Professional, Horseshoe Bay Golf Club, Egg Harbor, Wisc.
2003 PGA FACILITY PROMOTER OF THE YEAR
Minnesota Section PGA: John Kendall, General Manager, Giants Ridge Golf & Ski Resort, Biwabik, Minn.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 courses located in 25 states and 11 countries. Additionally, 28 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.; Elkhorn Golf Club, Sun Valley, Idaho; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; The Revere Golf Club, Las Vegas, Nev.; Kooindah Golf & Country Club, New South Wales, Australia; and Terralta club de golf, Monterrey, Mexico.