Prescott, Ariz. (May 3, 2023) – Talking Rock in Prescott, Ariz. recently welcomed Shawn Scott as the club’s Director of Golf and John Cannon as Head Golf Professional and Director of Instruction. Scott and Cannon will lead the private club’s golf operations including day-to-day operations, tournaments, golf instruction and retail management.
Scott has 19-plus years of golf industry experience, having most recently served as director of golf at Whirlwind Golf Club, a 36-hole facility in Chandler, Ariz. He began his career in guest services at Terravita Golf & Country Club in Scottsdale. He completed two summer internships in golf operations at The Club at Black Rock in Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, before moving to Whirlwind in 2013. There, he progressed from tournament coordinator to head golf professional, before moving into the club’s director of golf position. Scott is Class A member of the PGA of America and completed the Troon Leadership program in 2020. A native Arizonan, Scott enjoys time with friends and family, exploring hiking trails, hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors.
Cannon is a 16-year veteran of the golf industry and is an accomplished player; regularly competing in Southwest Section PGA tournaments. He most recently served as the first assistant golf professional at Talking Rock. While at Torreon Golf Club in Show Low, Ariz., Cannon served as director of golf and director of instruction. In addition to working with Scott in leading the golf operations, Cannon will make over the instructional programs at Talking Rock.
“Both Scott and Cannon are excited to work together and collaborate on a variety of new and established programs,” said Talking Rock General Manager Jay Frank. “As both our golf and social memberships grow, we are grateful to have these two resolute professionals working at Talking Rock.”
Talking Rock features a Jay Morrish-designed Championship course that gracefully follows the natural topography and takes advantage of expansive views available in Prescott’s year-round playing season. The high-country, par-72 course surprises and challenges with deep bunkers, signature reachable par-4s, and outstanding greens. The front nine moves through stretches of natural terrain including juniper, native grasses and scrub pine forest with show-stopping views of Granite Mountain, while on the back nine, the elevation climbs and the rugged terrain requires golfers to adjust their game to finish strong.
Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, manages the club operations at Talking Rock. Learn more about Talking Rock at https://talkingrockaz.com or by calling (877) 768-0556.
About Talking Rock
Talking Rock is a private, guard gated golf and lifestyle community 30 minutes outside of downtown Prescott, Arizona in the surrounding high chaparral hills. Frequently named one of the “Best Places to Retire,” Prescott and Talking Rock combine the best of the West with all the modern amenities residents could desire. Talking Rock amenities include the 18-hole, Jay Morrish-designed Championship golf course, sophisticated chipping and putting practice area as well as a new double-ended driving range. Talking Rock residents enjoy a ranch-style clubhouse with a full-service bar, grill and restaurant, as well as a state-of-the art Fitness Barn with spa services, locker rooms, instructors and fitness director. A pool and spa, tennis and pickleball courts, bocce ball and miles of hiking and biking trails are also available to members. Equally important are the Talking Rock dog park, community garden, Coop’s coffee shop and a fishing deck over a bass and bluegill-stocked pond. A highly trained staff is dedicated to offering residents’ a range of options from bike touring and holiday parties, to poker nights. Talking Rock’s developers include Symmetry Companies and Harvard Investments, two development companies with a wealth of experience creating premier master planned living environments across the U.S.
About Symmetry Companies
Symmetry Companies is a residential and lifestyle company that is a member of The True Life Companies, a strategic real estate investment and community development firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona. With a committed focus on member balance, Symmetry communities offer members a diverse portfolio of residential opportunities all complemented by a wealth of luxury amenities and experiences meant to inspire the human spirit. Learn more at http://symmetrycompanies.com/.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 765-plus locations, including 760-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-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, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.