Karnataka Golf Association, one of India’s leading golf clubs, has appointed Coman Mulry as its new Golf Course Superintendent.
In his new role at the Bangalore-based venue, Mulry will manage and oversee the maintenance of the 18-hole course, which was designed by Peter Thomson and Mike Wolveridge and first opened in 1986.
Mulry, who hails from Ireland, has 13 years of experience with Troon working in facilities all over the world, including Greece, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, UAE. He joins Karnataka Golf Association after two years as course superintendent at Al Zorah Golf Club in the UAE.
This will be Coman’s second posting in the garden city of Bangalore, where he has been the superintendent at another Troon-managed facility, Prestige Golfshire Club. He is well versed in the Indian market and understands the importance of introducing sound agronomic practices as well as robust staff training and development programs. He has a proven track record in producing superior playing surfaces and building a team environment.
Prasanth Sakhamuri, Chairman of the Golf Course Committee at KGA, said: “We are delighted to have Coman join us as the Course Superintendent and help KGA in its quest for excellence as a premier golf course in the world.
“KGA has a long-standing agreement in agronomy support and management with Troon International and Coman joins KGA on behalf of Troon. His extensive experience with some of the best golf courses in the world will help propel KGA to higher heights of excellence.”
Commenting on his new role, Mulry said: “I am delighted to be returning to Bangalore and joining and leading the agronomy team here at KGA. It is a renowned club in India known for its long-term commitment and investment in its outstanding golf course. I am grateful to the management committees and members for placing their trust in me to continue to move the golf course forward.”
Karnataka Golf Association was the first course to host the Indian Open outside of the New Delhi or Kolkata region when it hosted the tournament in 2012.