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Indian Wells golf shop wins award

INDIAN WELLS GOLF RESORT NAMED ASSOCIATION OF GOLF MERCHANDISERS 2019 PLATINUM AWARD WINNER

Indian Wells, Calif. (December 18, 2018) – Indian Wells Golf Resort has been named a 2019 Platinum Award winner by the Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM). The AGM is an international professional association of golf-related merchandisers and vendors headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz. The AGM’s Platinum Awards recognize premier golf shops from the private, public, resort and off-course sectors.

“We are proud to be honored as one of the top golf shops in the world by the Association of Golf Merchandisers,” said Steve Rosen, general manager, Indian Wells Golf Resort. “Congratulations to Director of Retail Patti Graham and her talented team for receiving this award. They work diligently every day to provide customers with an incredible merchandising experience here at Indian Wells Golf Resort.”

All winners will be recognized during the AGM’s Annual Retail Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday, January 22nd. To be considered for a Platinum Award, courses were invited to submit golf shop nominations. Entries were then judged by an impartial panel and were graded on new ideas, creativity, adaptability, revenue-generating initiatives and adhering to the contest rules.

For more information on Indian Wells Golf Resort, visit www.iwgr.com or call 760-346-4653.

About Indian Wells Golf Resort
Home of the 2007 & 2008 Skins Game and host of Big Break Indian Wells, Indian Wells Golf Resort is the finest of Palm Springs area golf. The 36-hole golf resort features a magnificent 53,000 square-foot clubhouse and is the only facility in California with two courses ranked in the Top 30 "Best Courses You Can Play" in California by Golfweek Magazine. Indian Wells Golf Resort’s “Shots in the Night” after dark golf and entertainment experience opened for public play in October of 2018. Shots in the Night is open from sundown until 10 p.m. and features Glow Golf on the practice range, NextLinks Putting Green Games on the seven-green putting course, a food truck dining option, music and clubhouse food and drink specials. Indian Wells Golf Resort is located within walking distance of four luxury hotels in Indian Wells, making it the ideal venue for tournaments, destination weddings and group outings in the Palm Springs resort area.

About The AGM
Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona and founded in 1989, the AGM is an international, professional association whose members include golf professionals, buyers, club managers, owners and suppliers to the golf industry. The AGM is a 501(C)3 not-for-profit corporation with a mission of education and it strives to educate golf professionals and buyers, elevate the golf merchandising profession, and enhance communication between buyers and vendor partners. For more information on the AGM, visit http://agmgolf.org.

About Troon
Indian Wells Golf Resort is professionally managed by 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 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 and Cliff Drysdale Management. 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.

Media Contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com