Dan Budzius was recently named Area Managing Director for the Rocky Mountain Region and Facility Manager for The Ridge Course at Castle Pines North. Budzius leaves his position as Director of Golf for the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas, bringing with him an extensive background in sales and marketing. Prior to San Antonio, Budzius served as the General Manager at Bridlewood Country Club in Dallas, Texas.
Piloting Troon Golf’s corporate office in Scottsdale, Arizona, Gloria McKee was promoted from Assistant Vice President to Vice President, Human Resources. McKee will continue her quest to support the staff through the development of new systems and resources in an effort to handle the continued growth Troon Golf is experiencing. Prior to joining Troon Golf, McKee was the Director of Human Resources for Robinson’s May department stores.
Newly appointed to Troon Golf is Charlene Lowry, Vice President, Procurement. Lowry leaves the Getty’s Group, a Chicago-based design and purchasing company where she was the Director of Purchasing. Lowry will be responsible for vendor relations, purchasing initiatives and price negotiations for all Troon Golf managed facilities.
Scott Tuggle and Ed Shimkus will fill the newly created positions of Senior Agronomists. Both are renowned leaders within the turf industry and add a level of unprecedented expertise and credibility establishing Troon as a world leader in Agronomy. Tuggle and Shimkus are responsible for solidifying and maintaining the agronomic standards for all Troon Golf properties.
Kathy Grayson leaves her position as Assistant Director, Group Sales at Troon North Golf Club to join Troon Golf’s marketing and sales department as Sales Manager. Grayson’s 15 years experience in the golf and special events industry include facilities such as The Westin Innisbrook Resort, the PGA of America, the United States Olympics and Desert Highlands Golf Club. Grayson will be responsible for database management, trade shows and spearheading the marketing and sales for groups and hotels.
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf is America’s leader in luxury brand golf development, marketing, and management company. Its list of prestigious worldwide properties includes Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Arizona; Eagle Ridge Inn & Resort, Galena, Illinois; The Westin Innisbrook Resort, Tampa Bay, Florida; Turnberry Hotel, Golf Courses and Spa, Ayrshire, Scotland; and Yarra Yarra Golf Club, Melbourne, Australia.