Scottsdale, Ariz. – A tremendous and productive mix of personal dynamics underscores the global vision of the Troon Golf culture, and is further strengthened by the recent hiring of Chris Roderick as Senior Vice President, International Acquisition and Development. On board as of April 2003, Roderick is responsible for the analysis and development of new management contracts and investment opportunities worldwide.
“We are fortunate to attract a senior level executive with the credentials and experience Chris brings to his new position,” stated Troon Golf Executive Vice President, Acquisition & Development, Tim Schantz. “His direction will prove invaluable as Troon Golf continues to develop and manage new golf facilities in every area of the world.”
A graduate of Miami University and veteran PGA professional, Roderick draws on over 20 years experience in the golf industry. He enjoyed lengthy tenures as Director of Golf for both Muirfield Village Golf Club and The Olympic Club before joining International Management Group (IMG) as Director of Recreational Real Estate. In 14 years with IMG, the world’s largest sports marketing and management company, Roderick provided services related to planning, design, management and marketing of resorts and golf communities worldwide. He was also responsible for overseeing management services for IMG’s Champions Tour (formerly the Senior PGA Tour).
“In light of Troon Golf’s growing involvement in the international arena, I am eager to build on my experience with a company as proactive as Troon Golf,” states Roderick. “I take pride in this opportunity to contribute to the further growth of Troon Golf’s international portfolio.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 clubs 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.; The Crosby National Golf Club, San Diego, Calif.; The Sagamore Club, Indianapolis, Ind.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Huntingdale Golf Club, Victoria, Australia; and The Grove, London, England.