Scottsdale, Ariz. (January 3, 2018) – Troon and Troon-Managed Facilities have been awarded the prestigious “Player Development Award” by the National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA). All NGCOA award winners will be recognized at the Celebration and Awards Dinner on Thursday, February 8th at the NCGOA Golf Business Conference in San Antonio, Texas.
The NGCOA Player Development Award is bestowed upon a course, entity or individual, which has implemented true and tested player development programs, providing effective return-on-investment and an overall welcoming atmosphere for new golfers of all ages.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by the NGCOA for our player development efforts,” said Dana Garmany, chairman and CEO, Troon. “We continually challenge our Troon associates to develop who our customers will be 5, 10 and 15 years down the line. It’s imperative that we introduce the great game of golf to new players, while making it more fun for existing players.”
Troon’s commitment to growing the game is perpetuated every day at Troon’s corporate headquarters and at Troon-managed facilities around the world. Troon’s player development efforts are driven both from facility-specific programming and through Troon programs that provide a duplicable platform for clubs to employ grow the game efforts. Troon’s player development programs are two-fold:
- Introduce new players to the game and
- Get the players (and occasional players) to play more, enjoy the game and have fun with golf!
“No one can dispute the influence and scope of Troon,” said Jay Karen, Chief Executive Officer of NGCOA. “But what’s most impressive is how Dana Garmany and his team have leveraged their stature and position to stimulate growth and engagement in our game. We all benefit when Troon introduces thousands of people into golf, and we are grateful.”
Key components to Troon’s player development efforts include, but are not limited to:
- Troon Family Golf
- Troon Junior Club
- Creation of Short Courses and Promotion of 9 Hole Rounds
- Troon’s New Get Into Golf Program
- Troon Player Development Month
- Troon Women’s Golf Month
- Support of National Initiatives, such as PGA Junior League and Drive, Chip & Putt
For more information about Troon and Troon’s player development programs, visit www.troon.com/play-troon.
The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The Association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the principal businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The not-for-profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education and information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. For more information, visit ngcoa.org or call 1-800-933-4262.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 35 states and 33 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. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.