Simon Doyle promoted to Troon’s vice president of agronomy

By Alistair September 4, 2022 09:26

Troon has announced that Simon Doyle its new vice president of agronomy for the international division, following his promotion from director of agronomy, Troon International Europe region.

Troon International is passionate about sustainable golf course maintenance and is committed to collaborating with its clients to achieve these objectives. Simon’s longstanding career of 20 years with Troon and his ongoing and strong client relationships were a key reason for his promotion along with his demonstrable impact in helping Troon International develop and improve its assets in Europe, particularly in Germany and Switzerland. Simon will be tasked with ensuring that the organisation is aligned with as many golf courses as possible that share similar beliefs and objectives, joining forces to create more great golfing environments that are not only fantastic to play on but are also sustainable using the best practices available today.

Simon has a rich history in the golf industry and agronomy. Prior to joining Troon, Doyle was educated at Reaseheath College, where he received a higher national diploma in golf course management, progressing to Ohio State University in the US. Following his education he took up posts at Ryder Cup and PGA Tour venues, Westchester CC and Oak Hill CC in New York. In 2000, Doyle moved to Japan where he worked as a consulting agronomist for US based firm Environmental Turfgrass Systems.

Looking ahead to his new role, Doyle said: “I am delighted to work for such a great company and alongside a talented group of individuals. I joined Troon 20 years ago because I knew their reputation for agronomy and wanted to be part of that. There is nothing more satisfying than being part of creating great golf course conditions.”

Commenting on his day-to-day role, Doyle said: “I spend the majority of my time at our partner facilities, where I review golf course conditions with each superintendent and support the team to ensure good planning and continued or even improved playing surfaces. Each golf course is unique. I enjoy having dynamic conversations with colleagues on the ground to help map out the road to success for that particular facility.

“My work not only involves diagnosing and resolving turfgrass problems but also helping to overcome management issues.”


By Alistair September 4, 2022 09:26

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