Golf management and marketing company Troon has opened a new corporate office in Chicago and created two new staff roles to accommodate growth interests and opportunities in the region.
Phillip Martin will head operations and Matt McIntee will lead business development at the new office.
Martin, a 25-plus-year golf and hospitality industry veteran has been promoted from vice president of operations to senior vice president and has relocated to the Chicago office from Troon’s Scottsdale headquarters. He will have operational oversight of all Troon brands serviced out of the Chicago office, while also taking on new projects and client services created from the immediate growth occurring in the Midwest. Prior to being named vice president of operations in 2011, the 17-year veteran of Troon served as a general manager at various Troon-managed clubs throughout the country.
McIntee, original founder of Green Golf Partners, has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of business development. In his new role, he will be charged with regional growth and client relations. As CEO of Green Golf Partners, he helped grow the firm from nine properties in three states, to 35 properties in 13 states.
Prior to forming Green Golf Partners, McIntee was with Crown Golf from 1992 to 2011. His expertise in acquisitions, business development and operations has served many Fortune 500 companies and major developers. Throughout his career, he has worked on committees and spoken at conferences for the National Golf Course Owners Association and the National Golf Foundation.
Troon’s new Chicago office is located at 4611 North Ravenswood, on the city’s north side and is home to a full team of associates in all golf related hospitality departments. The office supports managed clubs throughout Troon’s brands, including Troon Golf, Troon Privé, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design.
These recent moves come on the heels of the 2020 Chicago office appointment of Tim Presecky as director of business development. Prior to joining Troon, Presecky was the business development manager for KemperSports.
In addition to its headquarters in Scottsdale, Troon now has offices in Chicago, Illinois; Irvine, California; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Jacksonville, Florida; Birmingham, Alabama; Seattle, Washingston; New Braunfels, Texas; Cambridge, Massachussets; Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Reston, Virginia, following the recent acquisition of Indigo Golf Partners.