Troon Golf founder Dana Garmany receives national honors

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Posted 7/30/20

Local PGA Professional, Dana Garmany of Scottsdale was named the recipient of the inaugural PGA Golf Executive of the Year Award.

This honor goes to a PGA Member who has performed outstanding …

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Troon Golf founder Dana Garmany receives national honors

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Local PGA Professional, Dana Garmany of Scottsdale was named the recipient of the inaugural PGA Golf Executive of the Year Award.

This honor goes to a PGA Member who has performed outstanding services in an executive management position, while possessing qualities of leadership, vision, courage, moral character and a substantial record of service to the Association and the game.

Mr. Garmany, a Southwest PGA Section Member and Executive Chairman of Troon in Scottsdale, is the recipient of the inaugural PGA Golf Executive of the Year Award.

The honor bestows special recognition for performing outstanding services in an executive management position, while possessing qualities of leadership, vision, courage, moral character and a substantial record of service to the Association and the game, according to a press release.

Mr. Garmany has more than 35 years of industry experience developing and operating golf facilities worldwide.

He founded Troon in 1990, and today serves as chairman of a company that leads the industry in golf course and private club management, operating at more than 440 locations worldwide.

He has been named as one of the most powerful and influential people in golf by Golf Inc., Golf Digest and Golfweek. Under Mr. Garmany’s leadership, Troon leveraged its foundation in golf-facility management to extend its vision beyond the golf course with a diverse portfolio that includes 10 distinct brands: Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Management and RealFood.

Mr. Garmany has received numerous honors, including induction into the Southwest PGA Hall of Fame, Arizona Golf Hall of Fame, University of Alabama Hospitality Hall of Fame and DeKalb County Alabama Sports Hall of Fame.

Mr. Garmany has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the HSBC International Golf Forum and the 2019 Southwest PGA PING Anser Award for advancing and promoting the game of golf throughout Arizona. He serves on the Advisory Board of McDowell Sonoran Conservancy.

2020 PGA of America National Awards Recipients

  • PGA Golf Professional of the Year: Ronny Glanton, PGA, Sherrill Park Golf Course - Richardson, Texas
  • PGA Teacher & Coach of the Year: Mark Blackburn, PGA, Greystone Golf & Country Club - Birmingham, Ala.
  • PGA Golf Executive Of The Year: Dana Garmany, PGA, Troon - Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Bill Strausbaugh Award: Larry Dornisch, PGA, Muirfield Village Golf Club - Dublin, Ohio
  • PGA Professional Development Award*: Jim McLean, PGA, Jim McLean Golf School - Coral Gables, Fla.
  • Deacon Palmer Award: J.P. Lunn, PGA, Fountain Head Country Club - Hagerstown, Md.
  • PGA Patriot Award: Christopher Runyan, PGA, GOLFTEC - Spokane, Wash.
  • PGA Player Development Award: Rich Jones, PGA, Pine Ridge Golf Club - Coram, N.Y./Golf Galaxy - Bayshore, N.Y.
  • PGA Youth Player Development Award: Chris Thomson, PGA, Wilderness Ridge Golf Club - Lincoln, Neb.
  • Herb Graffis Award: Nebraska PGA Section
  • PGA Merchandiser of the Year-Resort Category: Josué Reyes, PGA, Destination Kohler - Whistling Straits/Black Wolf Run - Kohler, Wis.
  • PGA Merchandiser of the Year-Public Category: Jacob Lippold, PGA, Chambers Bay Golf Course - Tacoma, Wash.
  • PGA Merchandiser of the Year-Private Category: Jason Ballard, PGA, Oak Hill Country Club - Rochester, N.Y.

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