Troon Extends Asian Presence at Iconic Delhi Venue

The iconic Delhi Golf Club.

New Delhi, India: Troon has added to its growing Asian presence with the company being selected to manage the golf course maintenance at the fabled Delhi Golf Club.

A new Golf Course Superintendent, Ben McLean, has been appointed to lead Troon’s engagement and to oversee enhancement projects including improving the golf course’s playing surfaces.

He will be tasked with managing the agronomy operations and staff for the 27-hole member facility. With a background specialising in the turf industry, including international experience with both warm and cool season turf species, his appointment to Delhi Golf Club is a natural fit for both parties.

McLean has studied at the New Zealand’s Sports Turf Institute and has gone on to work at a number of premier golf venues, including the Royal Sydney Golf Club in Australia and the Belfry Hotel & Resort in England, before he became Assistant Superintendent at Brookwater Golf & Country Club in Brisbane, Australia.

McLean hails from New Zealand and is the latest from Brookwater Golf & Country Club to venture abroad and share his expertise and Troon experience. Brookwater has been a breeding ground for many of Troon’s brightest agronomists including Troon’s SVP of Agronomy Dave Nicholls, Troon International’s SVP of Agronomy and Construction Robin Evans and Director of Agronomy David Lunardelli, as well as Clinton Southorn the Group Director of Agronomy across Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Abu Dhabi.

“We are delighted to have Troon’s expertise on-board at Delhi Golf Club and welcome Ben to the team,” said Manjit Singh, President, Delhi Golf Club. “Ben’s experience, attention to detail and incredible work ethic will be invaluable as we look to develop and enhance the course and take it to the next level on a global stage.”

Ben McLean.

Delhi Golf Club has enlisted Troon’s support to engage in a comprehensive improvement project to take the 27 holes offered to the next level, with a focus on improved playing surfaces and the golfers’ experiences. The championship 18-hole Lodhi Course is renowned as one of the best in India.

“Delhi Golf Club has an impressive reputation in India already, but it has the potential to become a world-class golfing destination and Troon are thoroughly looking forward to working on developing its agronomic reputation led by Ben alongside the staff currently on the ground,” said Mark Chapleski, President of Troon International, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation.

Delhi Golf Club is the third golf course that Troon International will be working with in India, following the appointment to Karnataka Golf Association in 2019 and Prestige Golfshire Club which has been part of the Troon family for more than seven years.

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