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TROON GOLF ANNOUNCES AGRONOMY PROMOTIONS



Two of Troon Golf's leading personnel in the field of agronomy and course conditioning have been recognised for their work on some of Australia's finest golfing layout.

9th September 2010

TROON golf announces promotions

Two of Troon Golf’s leading personnel in the field of agronomy and course conditioning have been recognised for their work on some of Australia’s finest golfing layouts.

Stuart Graham has been appointed to the position of Superintendent at Troon’s first facility in South Australia The Links at Port Hughes. The Links is a Greg Norman designed course located 2 hours drive north of Adelaide on Yorke Peninsular.

The golf course and club which is part of a major residential development is scheduled to open in April 2011.

Stuart was most recently Assistant Superintendent at another Greg Norman designed Troon managed facility Settlers Run in Melbourne. Prior to this role Stuart worked in the UK and USA and was involved in the course preparation and presentation of 2 PGA Tournaments. Amongst his other achievements Stuart was the NSW Apprentice Greenkeeper of the year in 2003.

Brendan Handsard has been appointed Superintendent at Twin Creeks Golf & Country Club in Sydney. Brendan has been a long time Troon employee most recently with appointments in the Middle East at SaadiyatBeach and Abu Dhabi Golf Clubs and prior to he was Assistant Superintendent at Twin Creeks. He has also held positions at PacificHarbour and Brookwater.

Troon Golf Senior Vice-President for Australia Pacific, Ryan Walls said the appointments were recognition for the great work of both.

“Troon Golf places enormous emphasis on the condition of the courses under our management and therefore agronomy positions in the company are extremely important,” Mr Walls said.

“Appointments of dedicated superintendents help to ensure that Troon Golf courses continue to have the finest playing surfaces in the Australia Pacific region,” he said.

Troon Golf entered the Australian golf market in April 1999. From its Brisbane office, Troon Golf Australia - Asia - Pacific is responsible for the growth of the company throughout Australasia, managing ten courses in Australia and eight in Asia.

Troon Golf is the recognised leader in prestige golf course management, development and marketing around the world. The company currently oversees operations at properties located in 26 countries including the USA, Scotland, South Africa, Mexico, UAE and the Bahamas.