Scottsdale, Arizona -Troon Golf,® the world leader in upscale golf management, recently gathered its facility managers from around the globe at The Phoenician in Scottsdale from January 8-10. The annual conference touched on every area of the operation – sales and marketing, agronomy, operations, business development, and human resources and gained momentum going into 2003. The highlight of the conference was the presentation of the awards for exemplary employee performance over the last year and the winners are…
2002 TROON GOLF FACILITY of the YEAR
Anthem Country Club – Las Vegas, Nevada
Anthem Country Club made significant improvements throughout the entire operation, including positive financial results in revenues, expense management and gross operating profit from the previous year; several course enhancements consisting of a bunker renovation and a greens drainage project; as well as promotions of key staff members. The combination of these achievements was the reason the facility was selected for the award.
2002 TROON GOLF GENERAL MANAGER of the YEAR
Archie Cart – Whitney Oaks Golf Club, Sacramento, California
Troon Golf veteran Archie Cart’s commitment to go above and beyond the call of duty in every aspect of his operation exemplifies his outstanding leadership. Selected not only for managing a successful operation but his ability to conduct business in a professional manner, Archie encompasses the Troon Golf Experiencesm.
2002 TROON GOLF SUPERINTENDENT of the YEAR
Keith Einwag – The Westin Innisbrook Resort, Tampa Bay, Florida
Pleased by the recognition, Keith Einwag’s ability to “keep costs down and quality up” makes him the 2002 Troon Golf Superintendent of the Year. His basic and efficient approach to golf course grooming and conditioning of the time-honored golf courses at The Westin Innisbrook Resort fits perfectly with Troon Golf’s agronomic principles.
2002 TROON GOLF ASSOCIATE of the YEAR
Dana Schmid – The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Savannah, Georgia
Lending her expertise in membership and resort services as Assistant Clubhouse Manager, Dana Schmid’s ability to interact with all departments of the resort has impressed many and her work ethic, quality standard, cooperative can-do spirit and daily example of the merits of teamwork are true assets to the resort. Dana was also selected by The Westin Executive Committee as “Leader of the Year”!
2002 TROON GOLF FACILITY “NEWCOMER” of the YEAR
Brookwater Golf Club – Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Troon Golf Australia took special pride in unveiling Brookwater Golf Club, which opened in May 2002. As the first golf course built in the Brisbane area in over 28 years, its debut has been nothing short of exceptional. Setting the bar for Troon Golf standards, this facility has received an abundance of awards since its inception, including “No. 1 Queensland Public Access Course” – Ausgolf; “No. 1 Queensland Public Access Course” – Australian Golf Digest; “3rd Best Public Access Course in Australia” – Ausgolf; “3rd Best Public Access Course in Australia” – Australian Golf Digest; and “One of Australia’s Top Ten Courses” – Bulletin Magazine.
MOST IMPROVED TROON GOLF FACILITY of the YEAR
Robinson Ranch – Santa Clarita, California
Stepping back in time to preserve the Old West flavor and family heritage of Robinson Ranch, the Troon Golf staff has worked diligently to improve upon the quality standards ranging from new collateral materials to more effective training mechanisms for the staff. These efforts at Robinson Ranch have enabled the facility to become a more efficient operation and a great environment for guests.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 130 clubs located in 26 states and 11 countries. Additionally, 25 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Anthem Golf & Country Club, Phoenix, Arizona; Haig Point, Daufuskie Island, South Carolina; Glades Golf Club & Spa, Queensland, Australia; and Phoenix Country Club, Miyazaki, Japan.