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World Golf Village hires Henrich

WORLD GOLF VILLAGE NAMES SETH HENRICH NEW DIRECTOR OF GOLF OPERATIONS

St. Augustine, Fla. (March 27, 2019) – Seth Henrich has been named director of golf operations at The World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Florida. Home to two award-winning golf courses, the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, the golf and club operations at The World Golf Village are professionally managed by Troon’s Honours Golf Division.

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Henrich is a 20-plus-year veteran of the golf industry. Prior to arriving in St. Augustine in early March, Henrich most recently served at the El Conquistador Resort in Fajardo, Puerto Rico where he was the general manager of golf operations for the last 12 years. He was responsible for managing the 18-hole championship course, along with the Waldorf Astoria Spa, Tennis Centre, Sunset Grill, golf retail, agronomy and landscaping. Additionally, Henrich has served as director of golf at the 36-hole Lucaya Beach and Golf Resort in Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas, and as the head golf professional at the 36-hole Dorado Beach Resort and Country Club in Dorado, Puerto Rico.

“Seth is a seasoned leader, who brings with him more than 20 years of golf operations experience,” said Lon Grundy, general manager of golf operations at The World Golf Village. “I know Seth and his wife, Paola are excited to start their family's new adventure in Florida.”

Henrich is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sports Management and is a Class A Member of the PGA of America. He has been recognized as the “Merchandiser of the Year” and “Golf Professional of the Year” multiple times by the South Florida Section PGA - Island Chapter. Henrich has also served as secretary and vice president for the South Florida Section PGA - Island Chapter and has won the PGA’s Bill Strausbaugh Award for mentoring fellow PGA Professionals, and the Horton Smith Award for outstanding and continuing contributions in developing and improving education opportunities.

As the official golf courses of the World Golf Hall of Fame, the King & Bear and Slammer & Squire at The World Golf Village Resort are award-winning championship courses designed to offer both enjoyment and challenge in a spectacular and unique resort setting. The King & Bear is the only golf course in the world to be co-designed by Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus. The course o­ffers a mixture of two di­fferent design styles that come together to form one masterpiece. The Slammer & Squire course was designed by architect Bobby Weed in conjunction with Hall of Fame Members Sam Snead (the “Slammer”) and Gene Sarazen (the “Squire”). The course is a fun treat for players of all abilities. The World Golf Village Resort is located just a short drive from Jacksonville, Palm Coast, Daytona Beach, and Orlando.

For more information on The World Golf Village Resort, visit www.golfwgv.com or call (904) 940-6088

About Honours Golf
Headquartered in Birmingham, Ala., Honours Golf was founded on 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. As a result, Honours Golf has grown to become the Southeast's leading golf course development and management company. In 2014, Honours was acquired by Troon and operates as a subsidiary of the global brand. Honours currently operates 23 award-winning daily fee, resort and private club facilities including the King & Bear at World Golf Village Resort in St. Augustine, Fla.; Reunion Golf & Country Club in Madison, Miss., Craft Farms Golf Resort and Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club in Gulf Shores, Ala. The company has plans to grow the Honours Golf brand through third-party management.

About 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 managing 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, Cliff Drysdale Management and RealFood Consulting. 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 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.

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Rob Myers
Troon
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