Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management and development, celebrated an historic evening at the 2012 KPMG Golf Business Forum in Italy, after the company’s founder, CEO and Chairman, Dana Garmany, received the illustrious ‘Lifetime Achievement Award,’ won in previous years by the likes of Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Arnold Palmer.
The award is recognition of Dana’s significant contributions to the golf industry over the last 30 years, whereby the company now operates in over 25 countries and at over 200 venues around the world. The evening also saw Golf Inc. unveil its eagerly-anticipated ‘Most Powerful Man in Golf Business’ list. Crowning an extraordinary day for Troon’s founder, Garmany topped the list for the second straight year, ranking ahead of some notable figures in the golf industry, such as Jack Nicklaus (#2), Wally Uihlein, CEO of Acushnet (#21) Tiger Woods (#24) and the world’s #1 player, Rory McIlroy (#30).
“I accept this award on behalf of all the Troon associates, whose commitment and passion to the golf business are the very reason I am stood here today,” commented Garmany. “It’s been a good run and it’s truly an honour to be amongst friends and recognised industry leaders to accept this award.”
Dana founded Troon Golf in 1990, utilising his experience in the golf and hospitality industry to produce quality playing surfaces and off-course hospitality, which is completely unrivalled in the golf industry. His leadership at Troon created a company that continues to set standards for domestic and international daily fee, resort, and private golf courses. Troon’s reputation is underlined by the calibre of venues around the world in which the company currently operates, including the Troon North in Arizona, the company’s founding venue, Indian Wells in California, Kapalua, Hawaii, The Grove, England, and Turnberry in Scotland.
“Dana’s contribution to the golf industry is undeniable. The respect that KPMG has for Troon is acknowledged with this award and sees Dana join an esteemed list of winners,” commented Andrea Sartori, Partner, KPMG Golf Advisory Practice, on Dana receiving the KPMG Lifetime Achievement Award at the events’ Gala dinner. “The Troon concept is admirable in its simplicity and has been delivered and integrated to its impressive portfolio of international managed properties impeccably. Congratulations from everyone at the KPMG Golf Business Forum to Dana and everyone at Troon on receiving such an accolade.’
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