Jeff Spangler, Troon’s Senior Vice President of Science and Agronomy, has been inducted into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame.
Spangler was among five new inductees honored at the 2019 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony held at Paradise Valley Country Club in Scottsdale.
Spangler, who is widely regarded as one of the leading agronomic experts in the world of golf, began his career with Troon at Troon North Golf Club – which he opened with Troon founder and now executive chairman, Dana Garmany – where he brought a new level of agronomic conditioning to the resort course world.
In 1993, he was promoted to Troon’s Director of Agronomy and was later promoted to Senior Vice President, Science and Agronomy. He continues to oversee all agronomic programs for Troon.
Spangler has been instrumental in standardising high-level golf course agronomics, including environmental conservation, occupational safety and economic management across a global platform of 500-plus courses located in 45 states and 33 countries worldwide.
Tim Schantz, president and chief executive officer of Troon, said: “Jeff is a real innovator in the world of agronomy. His induction into the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame is a well-earned and well-deserved honor. On behalf of and from the entire Troon family, a heartfelt thank you and congratulations.”
Under Spangler’s agronomic leadership Troon facilities around the globe have received numerous awards and accolades, including multiple courses ranked as ‘Best Conditioned Golf Course in the US’ by Golf Digest and Golf Advisor. Prior to joining Troon, Spangler served tenures at Scioto Country Club, Muirfield Village Golf Club and The Pebble Beach Company.
In addition to Spangler, the 2019 Arizona Golf Hall of Fame induction class also included journalist John Davis; professional golfer and architect Tom Lehman; business industry leader Doug Hawken; and club management veteran Richard Kopplin.