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Golf Business News – Troon unveils new management team for Vattanac Golf Resort

Vattanac Golf Resort in Cambodia has announced the appointment of various new executives to its management team, including Chris Geraghty as General Manager, James Durkin as Director of Golf Operations, Rory Tinker as Golf Professional in chef and Sambath Chheang as director of sales and marketing.

The Troon-managed property is located in Phnom Penh and features two 18-hole championship courses designed by Sir Nick Faldo.

Chris Geraghty, who has joined Vattanac from his previous position at Troon-run Royal Golf Club in Bahrain, said: “Throughout my time in the golf industry and all the places I have been fortunate enough to travel and seeing in the world, I have never seen a place so special and unique as Vattanac Golf Resort. You really have to see it to believe it. To be selected to lead the installation and to work with Troon to realize the phenomenal vision for our wonderful property is something I consider a true privilege.

In addition to offering state-of-the-art golf technology unheard of in Cambodia, Vattanac Golf Resort Academy is now home to the only dedicated PGA teaching professional in Cambodia. Rory Tinker, who previously worked alongside Geraghty at the Royal Golf Club in Bahrain, said: “I am truly honored to represent Vattanac Golf Resort as the new Head Teaching Professional. I look forward to developing the game of golf both in Vattanac and throughout Cambodia. It’s a very exciting time for golf in the area and I can’t wait to be a part of something special.

James Durkin, who joins Vattanac as Director of Golf Operations after similar roles with Troon in Abu Dhabi, said: “I am truly delighted to join the team here at Vattanac Golf Resort, a facility that has completely blown away in my first month. . With the combination of diverse and equally brilliant East and West courses, we have the opportunity to build on the great work of the past few years and deliver a golf experience that is unrivaled in the region through excellent customer service, the coherence and overcoming of our guests. ‘expectations.”

DJ Flanders, Senior Vice President of Troon International, commented: “To quote our founder, Dana Garmany, “The foundation of Troon’s more than 30 years of success is hiring the best people in the industry, who have created a unparalleled culture for our partners and associates”. I am proud to be able to offer Chris, James and Rory this well-deserved opportunity. Not only will each of them work in a world-class facility, but the life experiences their international travel teaches them will be further enhanced by living in this remarkable part of the world. I would also like to thank the previous team led by Karl Whitehead, who did an amazing job in setting up the facility for success.

The west course of the Vattanac Golf Resort