Scottsdale, Ariz. – When Troon Golf® held its first leadership conference over a decade ago, it hosted just 25 golf professionals from courses located in three different countries. With more than 150 courses representing 23 countries in its current portfolio, the company will hold the 2011 Troon Golf Leadership Conference with more than 225 industry professionals in attendance.

Beginning January 17-20, 2011 at the new Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Ariz., the conference will allow Troon Golf corporate executives, managers, agronomists and associates from around the world to develop their professional skills and improve results through alignment and accountability. Attendees will hear from industry leading experts in course management, agronomy, professional development and human resources. Those who attend will also receive the latest company knowledge and resources that ensure the exceptional customer experience found at Troon Golf-managed facilities.

“In today’s environment, it’s imperative that we constantly get better at what we do,” said Dana Garmany, chairman & CEO, Troon Golf. “That’s why we gather our key management associates annually to help educate and equip them for the challenges they face.”

Awards will also be presented to recognize top-performing facilities, as well as individual associates who excelled in their field in 2010. Educational breakout sessions will be held to address topics related to daily-fee courses and private clubs, as well as international and Caribbean facilities. Keynote speakers include Tanner Corbridge, area vice president, Partners In Leadership, Inc., and Clyde Birch, consultant, FranklinCovey.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon Golf is the world’s largest golf management company, overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 23 countries. Additionally, 45 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include Brynwood Golf & Country Club, Armonk, N.Y.; Sequoyah National Golf Club , Cherokee, N.C.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks, Calif.; Kooindah Waters Golf Club , New South Wales, Australia; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.; and Costa Navarino, Messinia, Greece.

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