Troon President Tim Schantz is to take on a new role as chief executive officer of the world’s largest club management firm on April 1, while Troon founder Dana Garmany becomes the company’s executive chairman.
Schantz has been with Troon since 1998, and has served as the company’s president since 2017. Prior to becoming president, he was the executive vice-president of global business development for the 29-year-old management firm.
Schantz has over 24 years of experience in the golf and hospitality industries, specialising in corporate and real estate transactions. Prior to joining Troon, he served as vice president and senior corporate counsel for the Doubletree Corporation, a Phoenix-based lodging and hospitality company.
Garmany founded Troon in 1990, with Troon North Golf Club as its flagship property. Under Garmany’s leadership, Troon has become the world’s largest golf management company, providing services at more than 360 locations around the world, including managing 280 golf courses at 246 facilities.
“I feel a personal responsibility to carry on Dana’s legacy, create value for him and the company, and maintain the feeling that we’re part of something very special that one guy started 29 years ago,” said Schantz. “Leading Troon will be a lot of responsibility, but it’s something I welcome. There are no dramatic changes planned. For Troon associates and our facilities, it’s business as usual with no big changes or reinventions.”
In his new role as executive chairman, Garmany will still be active with the company, as he’ll continue to run board meetings and be a presence for Troon in the industry. He is the largest individual shareholder of the company.
“The timing is right for Tim to move into the role of CEO,” said Garmany. “He is a caring leader and a very smart dude. Troon is prepared and positioned for a strong future. As for me, I look forward to playing more golf, do some writing as a hobby and playing with a few bands I am involved with. That really is fun for me.”