Scottsdale, Arizona, United States: Troon has acquired Scottsdale-based OB Sports Golf Management.
OB Sports currently manages more than 70 golf courses and private clubs throughout the United States and internationally from the Bahamas to Scotland.
Founded in 1972 by Orrin Vincent, OB Sports has grown through the years, delivering comprehensive and personalised services to golf courses, country clubs and resorts. The company was recently named a ‘Top 100 Business in Golf’ by the National Golf Foundation.
OB Sports will continue to operate under the OB Sports brand with the same business relationship with its existing clients. The OB Sports’ corporate office in Scottsdale will continue to serve as its headquarters with the current executive team continuing to support OB Sports’ courses and clients.
OB Sports joins Troon’s portfolio of companies that includes Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé, CADDIEMASTER, Troon International, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Management and RealFood Consulting.
“We are delighted to have OB Sports as part of Troon, continuing our growth and reach in the industry,” said Dana Garmany, Executive Chairman, Troon, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation. “With the addition of OB Sports, Troon now reaches or provides managed services to over 460 18-hole equivalents at 440-plus locations around the world.”
The acquisition of OB Sports follows Troon’s acquisition of Boston-based RealFood Consulting in February, and the July 2018 purchase of Cliff Drysdale Management, America’s largest tennis management company.
Phil Green, Chief Operating Officer, OB Sports, said: “We are truly excited about the new collaboration and for the opportunity to advance and grow with Troon. Our companies have always shared similar values with a focus on providing the highest level of service to our clients, guests and members. Troon’s resources, combined with the company’s worldwide marketing reach, will help our existing clients, while also providing a wonderful opportunity for our OB Sports associates to grow and prosper.”
Tim Schantz, Chief Executive Officer, Troon, said: “OB Sports is an exceptional addition to our Troon family of brands. Orrin, Phil, CA and the associates of OB Sports have built an outstanding collection of properties, clients and service offerings. Our alliance with OB Sports will support their continued growth, bring additional support and resources to bear and will combine expertise and capabilities for current and prospective clients.”