KANSAS CITY, MO. (October 18, 2021) – JW Fisher, General Manager of T-Shotz, a restaurant, golf and entertainment facility in Kansas City, has been named “General Manager of the Year” by the Greater Kansas City Restaurant Association. Fisher received the award at the Gilbert/Robinson Leadership and Awards Dinner, held on October 3rd at Johnson County Community College, which is home to extensive food and beverage management and hospitality management programs.
The prestigious General Manager of the Year award recognizes individuals who set the standard of excellence in the hospitality industry. Winners were selected based on the nominations from the facilities. Following nominations, officers on the board of directors selected the winner from the pool of nominees. Winners and supporters were in attendance at the Gilbert/Robinson award’s dinner which honored and recognized individuals in eleven different categories who set the highest level of achievement in the local hospitality industry.
“JW is the epitome of the consummate general manager,” said Jeff Thomasson, Vice President Operations for Troon, which manages T-Shotz. “An astute businessman who cares deeply about those he leads, JW is passionate about creating the very best experience for his guests. We at Troon could not be prouder or happier for JW for winning this award.”
Fisher, a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry, has overseen high-volume, event-driven operations in Kansas City, Chicago, and Cincinnati. He began working at T-Shotz in June of 2020, four months prior to the golf and entertainment facility’s October opening. Prior to T-Shotz, Fisher served as Director of Operations at Houlihan’s and Yard House Restaurants from 2016 to 2020.
T-Shotz features state-of-the-art restaurant and entertainment facilities including 66 climate controlled hitting bays, where guests can eat, drink and socialize with family and friends. Guests of any skill level and age can enjoy playing unique golf games and compete on high-definition monitors and televisions. Experienced golfers will enjoy TrackMan, a golf ball tracking technology that is utilized by club professionals and Tour Pros. The venue also offers many dining options including two restaurants/bars that highlight farm-to-market comfort food, shareables, as well as the top-level, Raw Bar, which serves fresh seafood, an oyster bar. T-Shotz also offers special event and private event spaces for small to larger groups for corporate outing, tournaments, fundraisers, and parties.
T-Shotz is part of the Metro North Crossing Redevelopment and is located on the northwest corner of U.S. 169 and NW Barry Road on the site of the former Metro North Mall. For more information on T-Shotz visit https://tshotz.com or call 816-702-1320.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.