Southorn is Troon’s new agronomy director

By Alistair November 14, 2021 09:46 Updated

Troon International has appointed Clinton Southorn (pictured) as the organisation’s new director of construction and agronomy, taking over from industry veteran Robin Evans.

Clinton has over 20 years’ worth of experience in the golf and turf industry, 18 of which have been with Troon; from Brookwater Golf & Country Club in his native Australia, moving to Fiji and the Azores, to growing in Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Agalarov Golf Estates, The Els Club Dubai, and lastly being the cluster director of agronomy across Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Abu Dhabi.

Robin Evans will be on hand to impart his own invaluable expertise of 40-plus years within the industry. Robin held superintendent positions at the Whistler Golf Club, Canada, Sanctuary Cove Resort, Australia and Sutera Harbour Resort in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, where he oversaw the construction through to operations. Robin’s first role with Troon was to supervise the construction of the Greg Norman designed Brookwater Golf & Country Club, before relocating to Dubai in 2001 to take on the superintendent role prior to the opening of the Montgomerie Golf Club Dubai. Since moving into the corporate office, Robin has been involved in the development, construction, and agronomy services to over 30 projects across more than 10 countries including the UAE, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and India, where his experience has been instrumental in creating world class resorts.

Speaking about the influence Robin has had, Mark commented: “Over the past 20 years, Robin has built up a strong, highly respected professional reputation in the region. Having the support of Robin and a close working relationship over the past 16 years, we say goodbye to a great friend.”

By Alistair November 14, 2021 09:46 Updated

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