Troon opens new Chicago office, appoints two execs
Phillip Martin, left, and Matt McIntee
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Troon opens new Chicago office, appoints two execs

Troon vet Phillip Martin will head operations, Green Golf Partners founder Matt McIntee will lead business development.

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Troon recently expanded and opened a new corporate office in Chicago, citing regional growth interests and opportunities. The company also announced two key appointments that will help lead the Chicago office and regional operations: Phillip Martin will head operations and Matt McIntee will lead business development.

A 25-plus-year golf and hospitality industry veteran, Martin worked most recently as vice president of operations and will now be senior vice president. He relocated to the Chicago office from Troon’s Scottsdale, Arizona headquarters. Martin will have operational oversight of all Troon brands serviced out of the Chicago office, while also taking on new projects and client services created from the immediate growth occurring in the Midwest.

Prior to being named vice president of operations in 2011, the 17-year Troon veteran served as a general manager at various Troon-managed clubs throughout the country. A graduate of Texas Christian University’s MBA program, Martin is a member of both the PGA of America and Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

McIntee, the original founder of Green Golf Partners, has been appointed to the role of senior vice president of business development. In his new role, McIntee will be charged with regional growth and client relations. As CEO of Green Golf Partners, he helped grow the firm from nine properties in three states to 35 properties in 13 states. Prior to forming Green Golf Partners, McIntee was with Crown Golf from 1992 to 2011.

Throughout his career, McIntee has worked on committees and spoken at conferences for the National Golf Course Owners Association and the National Golf Foundation. He has also served as a market and industry expert for golf trade journals, business publications, newspapers and radio programming. In addition to his work at Troon, McIntee is currently the finance chairman on the board of directors for Children’s Hope International, an international adoption and children’s aid agency, and is dedicated to improving the health and welfare of children in need all over the world.

Troon’s new Chicago office is located at 4611 North Ravenswood, on the city’s north side, and is home to a full team of associates in all golf-related hospitality departments. The office supports managed clubs throughout Troon’s full family of brands, including Troon Golf, Troon Privé, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design.

These recent moves follow the 2020 Chicago office appointment of Tim Presecky as director of business development. Prior to joining Troon, Presecky was the business development manager for KemperSports.

In addition to its headquarters in Scottsdale, Troon now has offices in Chicago; Birmingham, Alabama; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Irvine, California; Jacksonville, Florida; New Braunfels, Texas; Palm Beach Gardens, Florida; Seattle; and, with the recent acquisition of Indigo Golf Partners, Reston, Virginia.