JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort Named Golf Property of the Year
(ORLANDO, Fla.) - Marriott Golf, the Global Golf Division of Marriott International, Inc. today announced its annual awards for golf excellence across the Company’s portfolio of properties. JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Florida has been named Golf Property of the Year; Colin Gooch, Director of Golf Operations of Griffin Gate Marriott Resort, in Lexington, Kentucky, was named Golf Professional of the Year and Todd Evans, the Director of Grounds Operations at JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Florida, was recognized as Golf Grounds Manager of the Year.
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|Golf Professional of the Yea|
Colin Gooch of Griffin Gate Marriott Resort was named Golf Professional of the Year. Gooch was recognized as an individual who consistently performs and exceeds in areas of sales and profit, supplier program compliance, rounds improvement, leadership in staff development, sales and marketing initiatives, and customer loyalty. Under Colin’s leadership, the property saw an increase in member participation and raised the most fundraising for Marriott Golf’s Hit the Green for Hope, PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) programming, an introductory golf program for military Veterans with disabilities. Colin created a tournament, hosted over Labor Day to support the cause. Consideration for this prestigious award is based on performance excellence for current and previous years.
“Since assuming the Director of Golf Operations position at Griffin Gate Marriott Resort, Colin Gooch has found creative ways to market his golf club and drive value to its loyal members”, said Brett Stark, Senior Director, Marketing & eCommerce, Marriott Golf. “It’s an honor to recognize Colin as our Golf Professional of the Year.”
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“Todd Evans embodies the company philosophy – take care of associates and they will take care of the customer. His leadership has led to one of the most engaged teams in the company. For the last decade, his guidance has steered multiple projects, hurricane recovery, and property initiatives, all while maintaining exceptional playing conditions, said David Robinson, Senior Director, Grounds, Marriott Golf. “We couldn’t be more proud to recognize Todd Evans as our Grounds Manager of the Year.”
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