The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2010-09-15T06:04:09Z TROON APPOINTS NEW DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS 2010-09-15T06:04:09Z troon-appoints-new-director-of-operations Troon Golf, the world’s leading golf course management company, has announced that David Hogben has been appointed as the Director of Operations for its Australia office. David has over 20 years experience within the golf industry, with his most recent position within the Troon team as the General Manager for Pacific Harbour Golf & Country Club. During his timein the Australian golf industry David has compiled animpressiveportfolio in all areas of club and hotel management and has been responsible for pre-opening and operations management at a number ofhighly acclaimed facilities. In addition, David’s experience as a General Manager includes operating upscale residential golf clubs,semi-private clubs, public access facilities and hotel resorts inNew South Wales, Queensland, Victoria and South Australia. Troon Golf Australia, Asia & Pacific Senior Vice President and Managing Director Ryan Wallssaid the appointment of David Hogben as the Director of Operations was a great reflection on the future of Troon Golf. “David’s experience and knowledge base will add to the strength of our well established team of senior managers and will provide a great conduit of knowledge to each Troon facility.” “With his intimate knowledge of the day to operations of Golf Clubs, combined with over 5 years experience working within the Troon team, David will add significant value to Troon properties and will provide guidance on the day to day operations of the company’s projects within Australia” he said. David is based in Troon’s new office located in Newstead, Brisbane. Although David’s role specifically focuses on Australia, this rapidly expanding Troon division now oversees operations at nearly 20 properties located in Australia, China and South Korea. Troon Golf is the recognised leader in prestige golf course management, development and marketing around the world. The company currently oversees overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries including the USA, Scotland, South Africa, Mexico, UAE and the Bahamas. TROON GOLF ANNOUNCES AGRONOMY PROMOTIONS 2010-09-09T03:52:47Z troon-golf-announces-agronomy-promotions 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. TROON GOLF APPOINTS GENERAL MANAGER TO RIVERSIDE OAKS GOLF COURSE 2010-08-04T03:20:36Z troon-golf-appoints-general-manager-to-riverside-oaks-golf-course Troon Golf Australia-Pacific announced today that it had appointed Scott Ranse to the position of General Manager to oversee management of Riverside Oaks Golf Club located in Cattai, NSW. Scott Ranse has been working in the Resort and Leisure industries for over 20 years with varied experience both nationally and internationally. Scott will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the 18-hole championship course, a fully stocked pro-shop, golf practice facilities, and the Clubhouse food and beverage operations. Riverside Oaks is set in 587 acres of unspoilt natural bushland bordered by the HawkesburyRiver and wildlife reserve, making it a spectacular playing environment for 18 holes of golf. Scott’s previous management positions with Golf and Country Clubs has seen him work with some of the best in the world including, Hyatt Regency Coolum, Sunshine Coast, Australia, Empire Hotel & Country Club, Brunei and the Suttera Harbour Resort, Malaysia. With his extensive background in key golf resorts as well as lodging facilities, Scott has the experience and expertise in Resorts, Golf and leisure facilities that Troon looks for in their appointed General Managers. Troon Golf Australia, Asia & Pacific Senior Vice-President – Managing Director Ryan Walls said that Scott is a great example of the calibre of management personnel that Troon brings to its courses. “We place enormous importance on our management personnel gaining worldwide experience,” Mr Walls said. “Scott’s experience in the golf management industry will ensure he plays a key role in positioning Riverside Oaks as a popular golfing destination,” he said. Troon Golf is the recognised leader in prestige golf course management, development and marketing around the world. The company currently oversees overseeing operations at properties located in 31 states and 26 countries including the USA, Scotland, South Africa, Mexico, UAE and the Bahamas.