Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon Founder and Executive Chairman Dana Garmany was recently honored by the PGA of America and the Southwest Section of the PGA, receiving the PGA Executive of the Year award and the Southwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year award in separate ceremonies held in November 2021. Under Garmany’s leadership, Troon has become the largest employer of PGA Professionals in the world.
On Tuesday, November 2nd, the PGA of America recognized its 2020 National PGA of America Award recipients in a special awards ceremony attended by the friends, family and colleagues of the honorees. The ceremony, which was delayed a year due to the pandemic, served as a kick off of the 105th PGA Annual Meeting at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee. Garmany was honored as the first PGA Golf Executive of the Year, headlining the class of 12 PGA Professional honorees recognized for excellence, accomplishment and contribution to their sections and their communities.
On November 11, Garmany was the 47th recipient of Southwest PGA Golf Professional of the Year award, the highest annual honor bestowed by the Southwest PGA on a PGA Professional. Garmany headed the 2020 Southwest PGA Awards class (also delayed due to the pandemic) for “qualities of leadership, strong moral character, and a substantial record of service” to the Southwest PGA and the game of golf.
Garmany has more than 35 years of industry experience developing and operating golf facilities worldwide. He has been named by Golf Inc., Golf Digest and Golfweek as one of the most powerful and influential people in golf. Garmany founded Troon in 1990, and today serves as the management company’s Executive Chairman. He has received numerous honors during his career including the DeKalb County Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, Southwest Section PGA Hall of Fame, the Arizona Golf Hall of Fame, the University of Alabama Hospitality Hall of Fame, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the HSBC International Golf Forum. He also serves on the Cabinet Campaign Committee at the University of Alabama and holds a BS Degree in Restaurant and Hospitality Management from the University. His leadership at Troon helped create a company that continues to lead and set standards for domestic and international daily fee, resort, and private golf courses.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.