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Honours Golf founder Bob Barrett inducted into Alabama-NW Florida Section PGA Hall of Fame

Barrett accepts honor during section’s annual meeting Feb. 10 in Montgomery, Ala.

Scottsdale, Ariz. (February 18, 2020) – Honours Golf Founder Bob Barrett was recently inducted into the Alabama-NW Florida Section PGA Hall of Fame. Barrett, along with the entire 2020 Hall of Fame class, was honored at the Alabama-NW Florida PGA Section’s Annual Meeting on February 10th in Montgomery, Ala.

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Bob Barrett

Barrett founded Honours Golf in 1998 with a vision to provide award-winning golf courses with unparalleled course conditions, hire dedicated team members who share a passion for golf, and deliver impeccable personalized service. Over the years, Honours Golf grew to become the Southeast's leading golf course development and management company. In 2014, Honours Golf was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. In July 2019, Barrett moved from his role as CEO of Honours Golf, to Troon’s Board of Directors as vice chairman.

“Congratulations to Bob on this tremendous, and most well-deserved honor,” said Tim Schantz, president and CEO, Troon. “Bob is somebody I and the rest of team at Troon deeply respect and admire, he is a visionary and an industry leader in developing and promoting golf across the Southeast.”

Barrett, a native of Augusta, Ga., began his golf career as an assistant golf professional at Augusta National Golf Club. From 1977 to 1991, he was manager and director of golf at Shoal Creek near Birmingham, Ala. The award-winning club hosted two PGA Championships (1984 and 1990) during Barrett’s tenure as well as the U.S. Amateur. In 1986, Barrett was awarded the national PGA Merchandiser of the Year Award. In 1993, he served as vice president of Sun Belt Golf Corporation, which built Alabama’s renowned Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

In addition to Barrett, other 2020 Hall of Fame inductees included Travis Hudson, PGA; Jim Brotherton, Jr., PGA; Tommy Burns, PGA; and Dave Atnip, PGA. Each were honored for going above and beyond in their service to the Section and the game of golf throughout their careers, and for having impacting legacies.

Honours Golf currently operates 23 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including 11 golf courses in the Alabama-NW Florida Section.

For more information on Troon’s Honours Golf division, visit www.honoursgolf.com.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 465-plus locations around the globe, including managing 500-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. 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 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include The Club at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Florida; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; and Brookwater Golf & Country Club in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media Contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
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