Troon Golf Partners with Greg Norman

Troon Golf, headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona and the world’s largest golf management company, announced in July the completion of a significant transaction with Great White Shark Enterprises(GWSE) and Kohlberg & Company, LLC, a leading private equity firm specializing in middle market investing. The transaction provides Troon with new capital and strategic partners and positions it for accelerated growth in the golf and hospitality industry. Kohlberg has acquired a large portion of the Troon stock, replacing Starwood Capital and Goldman Sachs as majority shareholders.

Dana Garmany, who founded Troon in1990, will continue to lead Troon as its Chairman & CEO and its largest shareholder. The Board of Directors has been expanded to include Greg Norman, legendary Hall of Famer, and principals of Kohlberg. “We are thrilled with our new partners and the resources they bring to Troon Golf,” stated Garmany. “Kohlberg & Company’s reputation of investment success along with a track record of fostering world-class operational performance makes them the ideal partner to help implement our plans for strategic growth. Likewise, Greg Norman and GWSE bring broad industry knowledge and a powerful network of global relationships that will further enhance our business.”

“Troon is the gold standard in golf management with its prestigious brand and reputation built on consistent delivery of championship, world-class experiences for golfers around the globe,” commented Chris Anderson, Partner of Kohlberg. “We feel privileged to be partners with Dana and his team of sophisticated golf and hospitality professionals. We and our partners at Great White Shark look forward to supporting Troon’s continued expansion worldwide as well as their unwavering commitment to exceptional service for all their clients, members and guests.”

“Troon under Dana Garmany’s leadership has redefined operational excellence in the golf world, offering the finest experiences and amenities that the industry has to offer. We are pleased to have worked closely with Kohlberg & Company to make this exciting partnership a reality,” commented Norman who is Chairman & CEO of Great White Shark. ” My partners and I look forward to sharing our resources and relationships to help Troon build upon their celebrated history and elevate it to new heights.

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Dave Daubert

Lehigh University graduate, Procter & Gamble retired. Previously a Managing Editor and Feature Writer for a regional golf monthly magazine for 11 years. Married to wife Carol and residing in Solivita, an active adult community in Central Florida

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