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Troon celebrates 25-year anniversary

Troon,® the leader in upscale golf course management, development, and marketing, recognizes the company’s 25-year anniversary in 2015.

Since its beginnings in 1990 with the management of the iconic Troon North Golf Club, the company has grown to become the industry leader with more than 250 managed courses in 36 states and 27 countries and with international offices in Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, Dubai and Switzerland. Troon has successfully captured a dominant niche within golf and hospitality, creating partnerships with other industry leaders including its current capital and strategic partner, Kohlberg & Company.

“This marks a very exciting time for Troon as we take a moment to reflect back on the success we’ve experienced the past 25 years and the exciting opportunities that lie ahead,” stated Dana Garmany, Troon’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer. “Without having the best in the industry on our team doing incredible work throughout the world, we never would have grown to where we are today. We are truly excited about the next 25 years as we position our strategy for continued growth by delivering successful operations for our clients, and memorable experiences for our guests and members,” added Garmany.

Major accomplishments in Troon’s history include its first international expansion into Australia in 1998, along with its involvement with Turnberry Resort in Scotland the same year. Troon’s international growth continued from that point expanding from 10 domestic facilities to more than 100 by 2007, reaching into parts of Europe, Middle East, and Asia. International expansion continued into Russia and Africa along with parts of North and South America to bring the company where it stands today as the world’s largest third-party golf management company with more than 10,000 employees.

After the recent transaction with Kohlberg & Company, new capital has been infused into Troon, positioning the company for accelerated growth in the golf and hospitality industry. In late 2014, Troon acquired Honours Golf, the premier golf management company in the Southeastern United States. The acquisition added 16 golf courses to the Troon portfolio, located across Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and North Carolina.

A special anniversary issue of Troon Golf & Travel magazine has also been published and distributed across Troon-managed facilities and select newsstands. Throughout the commemorative issue are exclusive stories that take a look back at the company’s early days through the eyes of Chairman and CEO Dana Garmany and the employees who have been with the company since the beginning. Additionally, Tom Weiskopf, who co-designed the first course at Troon North Golf Club (with Jay Morrish), recounts some of his earliest memories of those days as well. A third feature examines Troon from a business perspective, describes the company’s progress through the years via a timeline, and details the top achievements along the way.

During its 25-year history, Troon has earned a reputation for having pristine golf course conditions, personalized member service, outstanding food & beverage experiences and world-class retail offerings at its facilities. This reputation has helped Troon win the loyalty of millions of golfers with 95% of all guests who play at Troon-managed facilities indicating that their experience exceeds their expectations and 97% saying they would not hesitate to recommend Troon courses to others.

Troon’s expertise has grown to span across multiple areas of hospitality, taking its proven services to achieve success in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Within its current portfolio, Troon oversees operations at more than 20 spa facilities, 10 lodging facilities, 35 fitness facilities, 45 tennis facilities and 10 equestrian centers.

Troon’s resources combined with now 25 years of experience operating a myriad of private, daily fee, and resort operations in states and countries all over the world, have given the company the opportunity to develop the strategies and talent that the industry demands today. Combined with its past experience and strategic position for growth, Troon is poised to see its best years still to come.

To celebrate the exciting milestone, Troon has launched a 25-Year Anniversary “Ultimate Golf Vacation Sweepstakes” offer during the month of April. Participants can visit www.Troon25.com to enter to win a three-night stay at The Phoenician Resort for two people, including two rounds for two players at Troon North Golf Club; a round for two players at The Phoenician Golf Club; complimentary Callaway Club Fitting Experience for two people at Troon North Golf Club with a $100 Callaway Gift Card; and dinner for two people at Relish Burger Bistro and Il Terrazzo at The Phoenician.

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Troon North celebrates 25-year anniversary

Troon North® Golf Club, located in the high desert of north Scottsdale, is recognizing its 25-year anniversary, celebrating during the month of March and throughout 2015.

With the opening of the Monument Course in 1990, Troon North re-defined traditional expectations of daily-fee golf by offering immaculate course conditions, unparalleled service and by coining the “member-for-a-day” golf experience. To this day, Troon North continues to set the industry standard with 36-holes of world renowned golf. The highly acclaimed Monument Course and Pinnacle Course, designed by Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, consistently rank at the top of every golfer’s must-play list.

Beginning in March, Troon North will kick off its 25-year anniversary celebration, adding several exciting packages, events and special offers that include:

  • Silver Anniversary Golf Package – includes $25 towards Golf, 25% off Merchandise, and 25% off food & beverage in the Dynamite Grille
  • Throwback golf rates – $119.90 online only at www.TroonNorthGolf.com
  • 25% off weekly merchandise specials
  • Special anniversary retail items available in the golf shop – hats, t-shirts, and pin flags

“We are extremely excited to be celebrating 25 great years here at Troon North,” said Mitch Harrell, Vice President & General Manager, Troon North Golf Club. “The golf courses are truly unique and my team and I are honored to be a part of this great facility and its history.”

Honorary 18th-hole pin flags featuring Troon North’s anniversary logo will also mark the occasion on both the Monument and Pinnacle courses along with commemorative, special edition ball markers offered to players for a limited time. 

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Rough Play: How Improper Golf Swings Can Leave Risk For Injury

Don’t be fooled by the seemingly tame appearance of a game of golf; the physical activity involved on the golfers’ end can leave risk for injury if the correct precautions aren’t taken.

In 2009, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reported that there were more than 55,000 visits to hospital emergency rooms for golf-related injuries. And according to Dr. Adam Downs, D.C., owner of Mountain Vista Health Center, roughly 60 percent of avid golfers will sustain some sort of injury within the next year with the percentage increasing by about 20 percent the older people get.

So why are golfers so susceptible to injury? Two reasons: 1) an improper golf swing, and 2) lack of warm-up and strength training.

Downs, Eric D. Marcotte, owner and chiropractor at Endurance Chiropractic, LLC, and Doug Hammond, director of instruction at Troon North Golf Club, all agree that a proper golf swing is important to avoid an injury on the course. Downs says most amateur golfers have injuries related to poor technique — roughly 70 percent of all injuries.

“Proper golf posture at setup already creates a tremendous amount of load on the lumbar spine,” Hammond says. “If a person is in poor golf posture and increases that load, there becomes a serious risk for an injury to the back.”

According to Downs and Marcotte, the top four injuries include the aforementioned back pain as well as golfer’s elbow (medial or lateral elbow), shoulder injuries and hip injuries. Downs adds that these are common throughout all ages of golfers, with back pain and strain the most common.

Wrist, hand and shoulder injuries can be caused by an off-set grip or swinging the club too upright in the backswing.

“A person who swings the club too upright in the backswing usually will create a steep angle of attack into the golf ball on the downswing, causing the club to crash into the ground,” Hammond says. “This crash can cause a serious wrist injury — common in ladies — or elbow tendinitis over time.”

To improve one’s swing and address swing faults, golfers should take lessons, practice, train, condition and warm-up properly before a game — a step Downs says most golfers don’t take. Take care of your joints, shoulders, knees, hips, elbows and wrists through drills, practice techniques and maintaining range of motion; keep blood flowing through these areas.

Marcotte adds that golfers should work on different areas when training for different shots and swings. For instance, focus on balance for bunker shots and uneven lies; flexibility for increased torque and power generation through the trunk and hips; hand-eye coordination for ball striking and ball contact; strengthening for improved lumbar and LE stabilization; and focus on cardiovascular exercise for stamina and generalized conditioning.

While some may believe there’s no perfect golf swing, one can sure try through training, consistency and simply taking care of one’s self — on and off the course.

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Injuries Par For The Course

Golf-related injuries are more common than one may think. The repetitive motions over time can place significant stress on muscles, tendons and joints. Here are some prevention tips, provided by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS):

Prevent Golfer’s Elbow

Strengthen your forearm muscles:

  • Squeeze a tennis ball for five minutes at a time.
  • Wrist curls using a lightweight dumbbell: Perform 10 repetitions with each arm by curling the weight from your fingertips to your palm, followed by curling up your wrist to lift the weight an inch or two higher.
  • Reverse wrist curls using a lightweight dumbbell: Place your hands in front of you, palm side down. Using your wrist, lift the weight up and down. Hold the arm that you are exercising above your elbow with your other hand in order to limit the motion to your forearm. Perform 10 repetitions with one arm and then repeat with the other arm.

Prevent Lower Back Pain

Strengthen lower back muscles:

  • Rowing: Perform three sets of 10 repetitions at least three times a week.
  • Pull Downs: Perform three sets of 10 repetitions at least three times a week.
  • Yoga and Pilates: These programs focus on trunk and abdomen strength and flexibility.

Prevent Foot Injuries

  • Insert orthotics in your golf shoes to help stabilize the feet and establish a healthier contact with the ground during the swing.

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For more information about correcting improper golf swings, visit:

Endurance Chiropractic, LLC
9376 E. Bahia, Scottsdale
(480) 556-8406
endurancerehab.com

Troon North Golf Club
10320 E. Dynamite Blvd., Scottsdale
(480) 585-5300
troonnorthgolf.com

Mountain Vista Health Center
1375 N. Scottsdale Rd., #180, Scottsdale
(480) 874-9800
docdowns.com

Scottsdale Living Magazine Fall 2012