Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 1, 2018) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, is promoting May as “Player Development Month” at Troon-affiliated daily-fee golf courses, private clubs and Troon Golf Academies around the world. More than 500 introductory golf clinics, “Get Into Golf” clinics and activities will be held at Troon-affiliated golf courses throughout the month of May. 2018 marks the seventh year that Troon has recognized May as Player Development Month.
“As stewards of the game, we have the responsibility to continue to grow the game at all levels,” said Tim Schantz, president, Troon. “Over the last seven years we have introduced thousands of new golfers to this wonderful game through fun, affordable and educational clinics at Troon facilities. We look to further expand our efforts in 2018 with additional clinics and instructional videos posted online.”
Examples of May Player Development Month golf clinics include:
- The Rawls Course at Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas – 75-minute “May Drop-in Clinics” for all ages and abilities will cover the “20 More Yards” concept and “Pitching with Precision” and will be held 9 times throughout the month. Cost is $29 per clinic or $75 for a series of three clinics.
- Lookout Mountain Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz. – One hour “20 More Yards Clinics” for all ages and abilities will be held on May 9th, 14th, 16th, 23rd and 30th from 4 to 5 PM for $10 per person.
- Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose, Calif. – Will host 21 complimentary golf clinics for members throughout the month of May. Clinics will focus on beginner and intermediate level golfers and will be offered for juniors, women and men.
Instructional videos as well as a complete list of May Player Development Month golf clinics and activities are available at www.troongolfacademy.com. In addition to learning more about the game of golf, participants in May Player Development Month programs at participating Troon-affiliated facilities will receive one week complimentary access to AMPD Golf Performance online program (a $50 value). Those attending golf clinics May 1st through the 10th at Troon’s Arizona golf facilities will be eligible to win two complimentary VIP tickets to the World Long Drive Association’s “Ak-Chin Smash in the Sun” competition on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.
In February, Troon and Troon-managed facilities were awarded the prestigious “Player Development Award” by the National Golf Course Owner’s Association (NGCOA). The NGCOA Player Development Award is bestowed upon a course, entity or individual, which implements true and tested player development programs, providing effective return-on-investment and an overall welcoming atmosphere for new golfers of all ages.
For more information on Troon Player Development Month and a full list of clinics, visit www.troongolfacademy.com.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also 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 around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 35 states and 33 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.