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TIM SCHANTZ OFFICIALLY MOVES INTO NEW ROLE AS TROON’S CEO

 

Scottsdale, Ariz. (March 27, 2019) – As the month of March draws to a close, Troon President Tim Schantz will officially move into his new role as chief executive officer of the world’s largest club management firm on April 1st, while Troon founder Dana Garmany becomes the company’s executive chairman.

 

Schantz has been with Troon since 1998 and has served as the company’s president since 2017. Prior to becoming president, he was the executive vice president of global business development for the 29-year-old management firm. Schantz has over 24 years of experience in the golf and hospitality industries, specializing in corporate and real estate transactions. Prior to joining Troon, Schantz served as vice president and senior corporate counsel for the Doubletree Corporation, a Phoenix-based lodging and hospitality company. A licensed attorney, Schantz began his career in the California offices of Latham & Watkins international law firm. Schantz received a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Colorado Boulder and his Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Kansas.

 

Garmany founded Troon in 1990 with Troon North Golf Club as its flagship property. Under Garmany’s leadership, Troon has become the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including managing 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. Throughout its history, Troon has earned a reputation for delivering pristine golf course conditions, personalized member services, outstanding food & beverage experiences and world-class retail offerings.

 

“I feel a personal responsibility to carry on Dana’s legacy, create value for him and the company, and maintain the feeling that we’re part of something very special that one guy started 29 years ago,” said Schantz. “Leading Troon will be a lot of responsibility, but it’s something I welcome. There are no dramatic changes planned. For Troon associates and our facilities, it’s business as usual with no big changes or reinventions.”

 

In his new role as executive chairman, Garmany will still be active with the company as he’ll continue to run board meetings and be a presence for Troon in the industry. He is the largest individual shareholder of the company.

 

“The timing is right for Tim to move into the role of CEO,” said Garmany. “He is a caring leader and a very smart dude. Troon is prepared and positioned for a strong future. As for me, I look forward to playing more golf, do some writing as a hobby and playing with a few bands I am involved with. That really is fun for me.”

 

Troon’s portfolio of companies includes Troon Golf®, Honours Golf®, Troon Privé®, CADDIEMASTER®, Troon International®, True Club Solutions®, Cliff Drysdale Management® and RealFood Consulting. In addition to its headquarters in Scottsdale, Troon has offices in Irvine, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; Jacksonville, Florida; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; and Austin, Texas. Troon employs over 15,000 highly-skilled and dedicated individuals worldwide in every operational area from golf course maintenance to food & beverage, and management. Troon is also the largest employer of PGA professionals in the world.

 

About Troon

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including managing 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon 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. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International, Cliff Drysdale Management and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. 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 Magazine.

 

Media Contact:

Rob Myers

Troon

480.477.0506

[email protected]

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2019 Rules of Golf Toolkit

Rules Toolkit for Clubs & Facilities: To support the education of golfers at the club level, we are providing you with a link to a “digital” club/facility toolkit, which can be found here. Different from the Rules Education Toolkit that we shared with you this fall, this set of resources is focused on the golfer (not Rules official) and is designed to be used by club/facility employees to help educate and promote the major changes to the Rules of Golf.  The “physical” toolkit will contain copies of the three Rules publications along with a set of printed posters and “cart stickers,” which will also be made available for purchase on usgapublications.com in early 2019.

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Nicholas Kling and Ashley Menne Post Wins at the Scottsdale Junior Championship

NICHOLAS KLING AND ASHLEY MENNE POST WINS AT THE SCOTTSDALE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Kling breaks through in 10th event this season; Menne posts six wins in last six events entered on JGAA schedule
 
PHOENIX – Contested August 18-19, Nicholas Kling of Paradise Valley fired a pair of 2-under-par 69s (138) on TPC Scottsdale Stadium Course to win the Boys Championship division by two strokes over Alexander Yu of Gilbert, who finished at 2-under-par 140 (72-68) for the tournament. With the win, Kling breaks through for his first victory of the season in his 10th start. Mahanth Chirravuri of Chandler finished in third place at 1-under par (72-69—141). Fresh from a historic Arizona team win at the Hogan Cup, Chirravuri posted a clean 4-under 32 on the final nine holes of the tournament for his fifth top-3 finish of the season.
After a first round 74, Menne followed with a 2-under-par 69 to finish at 1-over-par 143 for the tournament, five shots clear of Avondale’s Carly Strole who finished at 6-over-par 148 (71-77). Menne’s latest win marks her sixth in six consecutive starts on the JGAA schedule. Kyla Wilde of Phoenix finished in third place at 7-over-par 149 (76-73).
In the Boys 15-18 division, hosted on TPC’s Stadium and Champions Courses, Torin Dezzani   of Honolulu, Hawaii took first-place honors in a 72-76—148, 6-over-par performance. Anawin Pikulthong of Gilbert blistered the field with a 7-under-par 137 (70-69) on McCormick Ranch Golf Club’s Pine courses in the Boys 13-14 division. Derick Pedrosa of Goodyear posted a win in the Boys 11-12 division (38-40—78, +6) at McCormick Ranch, and Pierson Huyck of Phoenix posted a win in the Boy 10 and Under division with a 17-over-par 89 (44-45).
Joy Callinan of Makawao, Hawaii won in the Girls 15-18 division at 9-over par (76-75—151). Samantha Olson of Phoenix claimed victory in the Girls 13-14 Division with a score of 8-over par 78-74—152. Ailis Tribolet of Chandler prevailed in the Girls 11-12 division at 6-over par (38-40—78). And Alexis Lamadrid of Phoenix posted 44-44—88 to win in the Girls 10 and Under division.
About the JGAA
The Junior Golf Association of Arizona is a 501(c)(3) organization with the mission to educate, motivate and inspire Arizona’s youth through golf and all of the valuable lessons and life skills inherent to the game.  In addition to hosting competitive events, the JGAA develops programs for local schools, assists golf courses with their junior programs, conducts college prep seminars and etiquette clinics.   The Junior Ambassador and Guest Speaker Programs give JGAA students the opportunity to learn, develop and adopt successful habits and practices – both on and off the golf course – from a collection of prominent, civic-minded community and business leaders.  The JGAA also awards two scholarship funds annually to high school senior members of the JGAA for their college education – the Tres Arnold and the John Wolfinger Memorial College Scholarships.  The JGAA’s strong belief in teamwork and cooperation has guided the organization for more than 30 years and is instilled in all of its members.  For more information JGAA, visit www.jgaa.org or call 602-944-6168.  

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Troon Announces Partnership With Seven Canyons in Sedona, Arizona

TROON ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SEVEN CANYONS IN SEDONA, ARIZONA
 
Scottsdale, Ariz. (July 11, 2018) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce its new partnership with Seven Canyons in Sedona, Ariz.. As part of the relationship, club members will enjoy access to extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits at numerous Troon Privé-managed courses around the world.
 
Surrounded by the Coconino National Forest and the Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness, Seven Canyons features an intimate 18-hole, par-70 course in awe-inspiring natural surroundings. The golf course, as its name suggests, winds its way through seven canyons, red rock monoliths, as well as ponderosa pines and alligator junipers. Designed by Tom Weiskopf, Seven Canyons is a shot-maker’s course, featuring tree-lined fairways, shifting elevations, and small greens with subtle contours.
 
“We are thrilled to be working with Seven Canyons,” said Rob DeMore, president, Troon Privé. “The property and golf course are stunning, and the club amenities are spectacular.”
 
Named one of the “Best Courses in Arizona” by MSN Sports and one of the “Top 10 Courses with Epic Views” by USA Today, the Seven Canyons experience goes well beyond the golf course. In addition to award-winning golf, members of Seven Canyons also enjoy inspired cuisine, craft cocktails, wine and beer in the Clubhouse restaurant and bar, a state-of-the-art fitness facility, an outdoor pool, and a one-of-a-kind golf practice park set in its own secluded canyon. Additionally, Seven Canyons is a private, gated residential community featuring three distinct luxury real estate offerings ranging from townhomes and single-family residences to custom home sites.
 
“This alliance with Troon perfectly complements our mission to provide exceptional experiences for our members, both here at Seven Canyons, and now among Troon’s spectacular courses worldwide. We share Troon’s philosophy of uncompromising service and quality, and are thrilled to launch this exciting partnership,” said Dave Bisbee, Seven Canyons’ General Manager and Director of Golf.
 
The Troon Privé Division currently manages more than 80 private clubs, half of which are member owned. Members of Troon Privé-managed clubs have exclusive access to extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits around the world. Qualified members receive reciprocal access to other private clubs in the portfolio at a preferred Privé Privilege rate, and tee times at Troon Golf-managed resort and daily fee facilities around the world through the Troon Advantage program. All members can choose to receive Troon Privé Connect, Troon’s digital magazine developed specifically for the private clubs, as well as access to experience packages through Privileged Connections and premium tickets to sporting and concert events at the best price.
 
For more information on Seven Canyons, visit www.sevencanyons.com or call 928-203-2005.
 
About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 330 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon 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. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International.  There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. 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.
 
About Seven Canyons
Seven Canyons is a renowned golf course and private, gated residential community offering three tiers of real estate products ranging from townhomes and single-family residences to custom home sites. Graced by a visually stunning backdrop and designed by renowned architect Tom Weiskopf, the 18-hole, par 70 championship course on 200 acres has a 360-degree view of red rock bluffs and green fairways. The links-style course challenges players with small greens, narrow landing areas, classic-style bunkering, mature trees, natural water features and unique changes in elevation. Beyond the course itself, Seven Canyons features a Practice Park that includes a two-tiered tee area with 25 hitting stations, a 5,000 square-foot putting green and a chipping area with practice bunker. Expert golf instruction, custom club fitting and fitness training are also available at the course’s Performance Center. The Clubhouse at Seven Canyons is an idyllic setting to reflect and unwind after a day on the links and features a gastro-pub restaurant offering sophisticated dishes and fine spirits to savor. Play at Seven Canyons is reserved exclusively for Club and Troon Privé members as well as guests of Enchantment Resort and Mii amo Spa.
 
Media Contact for Troon:
Rob Myers
Troon
602.317.6131
[email protected]
 
Media Contact for Seven Canyons:
Michael Olson / Courtney Long
NJF, an MMGY Global Company
212.228.1500
[email protected]

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Celebrating Women’s Golf Day

BANK OF HOPE FOUNDER’S CUP CELEBRATES WOMEN’S GOLF DAYWITH WHAT’S FORE LUNCH NETWORKING EVENT
The Bank of Hope Founders Cup is proud to present its second What’s Fore Lunch networking event in celebration of Women’s Golf Day. The women’s networking event will take place on Tuesday, June 5th at Camelback Golf Club from 11am until 3pm and feature food, friends and plenty of fun.
The event will feature lunch, a guest speaker, demonstrations, lessons and giveaways from a myriad of golf manufacturers, skills challenges, shopping opportunities, door prizes and the opportunity to Play 9 on the Padre course at Camelback Golf Club.
Schedule of Events11:00am – Check in11:30am – Lunch and guest speaker12:30pm – Open shopping1-3:00pm – Skills competitionsOption to Play 9 starting at 2pm
Tickets are $35 per person. Optional 9 holes of golf is an additional $20 per person. To register and purchase your tickets, visit:  https://www.cuetoems.com/founders_2019/Tickets.aspx?l=wfl