BallenIsles Director of Golf Awarded "Troon Golf Professional of the Year"

Feb 13, 2012, 09:30 ET from BallenIsles Country Club

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Troon Golf, the world's largest golf management company, has awarded BallenIsles Country Club's Director of Golf, Brian Kelley, "Troon Golf Professional of the Year 2011" from among an elite, company-wide field of 425 golf professionals.

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The prestigious Troon award represents a new category and was announced during the 2012 Troon Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona from January 17-19.

Troon Golf's Executive Vice President, Operations, John Easterbrook said, "Congratulations to Brian Kelley for winning Troon's 'Golf Professional of the Year' award. Troon is the largest employer of PGA members and apprentices and Brian stands out among more than 400 of those professionals. His ambition and aptitude in club operations set him apart in the industry and we are proud to honor him in this way."

Troon Golf oversees operations at properties located in 30 states and 23 countries. The new award recognizes an individual who consistently performs and exceeds in areas of leadership, personnel development, innovative program development and affinity programs. 

"We are grateful for Brian's dedication and his contributions to BallenIsles. His leadership and team of professionals are at the very core of what sets BallenIsles apart from other Clubs. He has been a driving force of positive changes and refinements to the BallenIsles Golf Program since his arrival in 2010," BallenIsles General Manager Derrick Barnett said today, in an announcement to Club Members.

BallenIsles is also highly regarded for its championship golf courses, where many golf legends originally qualified for the PGA Tour. Whether it's the $9 million redesigned East Course by award winning golf course architect Keith Foster, the North Course, designed by Joe Lee, or the South Course, redesigned by Gene Bates, members enjoy the exceptional choice of playing at three distinct courses at BallenIsles.

Although restricted to members and their guests, BallenIsles' exceptional facilities, which include a $26 million state-of-the-art Sports Complex that is testimony to the Club's extraordinary commitment to a healthy member lifestyle, have a distinguished history as the choice of many professional athletes for both practice and competition. These include members Venus and Serena Williams and the Senior PGA Tour's major success story, Bruce Fleisher. For more information visit

Mark Hopkinson
NewsMark Public Relations


SOURCE BallenIsles Country Club