Monday, June 8, 2009

Golf Inc. Recognizes The Territory’s Tim Johnson as ‘Most Admired Operator’

Premier SW Oklahoma Golf and Residential Community Home to Award-Winning Course

(Southwest Oklahoma) – The Territory, an award-winning golf and residential community near the town of Duncan, today announces General Manager Tim Johnson has been named one of the 20 "Most Admired Course Operators in the Nation" by Golf Inc. Magazine.

Recognized by Golf Inc. for demonstrating an uncanny ability to deliver a quality product with great customer service, Johnson was selected by a panel of panel of industry experts who sifted through the many nominations from club professionals and golf directors across the country. Johnson and his fellow award recipients will be recognized at the magazine's annual fall conference, held this year at La Quinta Resort in California.

Owners Rick and Barbara Braught entrusted Johnson with the keys to their vision – that The Territory be a family-friendly community which their children’s children would one day call home.

”To be chosen by Golf Inc. as a ‘Most Admired Operator’ is an honor and it’s truly humbling to be in the company with such dedicated and decorated professionals,” says Johnson. “We spend each day at The Territory striving to ensure our members and guests are having a wonderful experience. As long as they’re happy, then I’m doing my job.”

As a result of Johnson’s leadership, The Territory has experienced significant growth and become an integral part of the community in less than five years. Johnson’s consistent excellence in a hands-on role with every aspect of the business – from golf operation, golf course maintenance, and food & beverage, to membership and real estate sales, and marketing – has led to many national accolades, including Top 10 “Best New Course” and Top 50 “Residential Course” by Golfweek and one of Oklahoma’s top courses by Golf Digest.

Nestled amid the rolling hills and native grasses which define The Territory’s terrain, the Randy Heckenkemper-designed golf course features five sets of tees, a state-of-the-art training facility and a three-hole short course. Off the golf course, The Territory is flush with luxurious amenities such as the Prairie House – headed by Chef Keith Zinke – and myriad outdoor activities. The Prairie House offers members and guests some of the finest cuisine in the region, while a swimming pool and multi-purpose sport court cater to the children, as well as the young at heart.

For more information on The Territory, call 580.475.0075 or visit


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