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Troon celebrates Player Development Month and National Tennis Month at Troon-affiliated facilities

Scottsdale, Ariz. (May 1, 2024) – May is “Player Development Month” and “National Tennis Month” at Troon-affiliated facilities, Troon Golf Academies, as well as Cliff Drysdale Tennis and Peter Burwash International tennis facilities around the world. Both initiatives are geared toward getting people active through participation in golf and/or tennis activities.

Troon created Player Development Month 12 years ago as a way ofintroducing beginners to the game in a fun and educational setting, while also creating opportunities for existing players to improve. During Player Development Month, Troon-affiliated clubs and courses will amplify instructional opportunities and encourage golfers to participate in the Troon Swing Challenge. With the Troon Swing Challenge, golfers can submit their swings or a golf buddy’s swing and Tim Mahoney, Troon’s Global Director of Education and Coaching will review and provide coaching tips. To have a swing reviewed, post a swing video on Instagram and include the hashtag #TROONSWINGCHALLENGEin the caption. In addition, Troon has developed specific days to highlight a different part of the game, including: 

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· Movement Monday: Proper body mechanics are the foundation of a consistent, powerful swing. Troon instructors will demonstrate effective drills and exercises to help golfers improve their mobility, balance, and muscle memory.

· Teacher Tuesday: Get to know Troon’s talented team of teaching professionals. Troon will spotlight their backgrounds, teaching philosophies, and unique approaches that have helped countless students achieve their goals.

· Women's Wednesday: In honor of the growing number of women taking up the game, Troon will feature content tailored to female golf experiences. This may include swing tips, equipment recommendations, and insights from women instructors or from women's golf clinics.

· Technology Thursday: Explore how the latest advancements in golf technology, from launch monitors to swing analysis apps, can elevate your practice sessions and on-course performance.

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· Swing Fix Friday: Is your slice driving you crazy? Can't seem to consistently make solid contact? Here are a few ways to fix that. Use the #TROONSWINGCHALLENGE and have Tim Mahoney provide coaching tips. 

· Short Game Saturday: Around the greens is where most strokes can be saved. This includes drills, techniques, and course management strategies to help you master putting, chipping, and bunker play

· Student Sunday: Celebrate the achievements of our dedicated students! Troon will share inspiring testimonials and highlight the progress made by golfers who have embraced our player development programs.

Together with the United States Tennis Association (USTA), Troon, Cliff Drysdale Tennis (CDT) and Peter Burwash International (PBI) will celebrate tennis, drive awareness about the sport and its benefits by bringing existing and new players to the game through special events, promotions and play opportunities. Key components of National Tennis Month at Troon, CDT and PBI facilities will include:

· Bring a Friend - Members/guests who invite a new friend to a beginner adult clinic or open play get one clinic free* for the Month of May.

· Teacher Tuesday - Get to know our talented team of teaching professionals! We'll spotlight their backgrounds, teaching philosophies, and how they can help make tennis more fun for all skill levels.

· Junior Development - Highlight the accessibility and easy entry to junior tennis for all ages through Red, Orange, Green and Yellow (ROGY) programs offered.

· Fitness Friday - Tennis is the World’s Healthiest Sport! 
— Lose Weight, Burn Calories - An hour of tennis play can burn between 500-800 calories
— Strengthening the heart - tennis players have the lowest incident of cardiovascular disease
— Live Longer - Regular tennis players live nearly 10 years longer according to the Mayo Clinic

Golf and tennis clinics vary by Troon-affiliated facility and range from free to $55 for adults and juniors 17 years of age and younger.

For more information on Troon Player Development Month, For more information on National Tennis Month, visit

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 875-plus locations in 45-plus states and 35-plus countries, including operational responsibility for 575-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 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. 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, ICON Management and Eventive Sports. For additional news and information, visit

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