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Patrick Bowers has been appointed as general manager of the new Tiger Woods-designed Tiger Woods Dubai course at Al Ruwaya Golf Club in Dubai.
The IMG Golf Services Division has named three general managers at courses in China: Gu Ming at Jinji Lake International Golf Club in Suzhou, Andrew Smith at Tai Ping Lake and Mark Reeves at Red Flag Valley Golf Club in Dalian. IMG also appointed David Townend as general manager at The Mines Resort & Golf Club in Malaysia. Roger Foo will succeed Townend as general manager at Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai, China.
In announcing the formation of a new Private Club Division, Dallas, Texas-based EAGLE Golf has signed on long-time ClubCorp senior executives Richard Ellis as senior vice president of operations and Frank Gore as chief marketing officer.
John Vest has been named general manager of the Chuck Corica Golf Complex in Alameda, Calif. by KemperSports, which recently took over management of the facility.
Nike Golf has appointed Angus Moir as sales director of the company’s EMEA region sales programs.
Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club, host of the PGA Tour’s Transitions Championship, has named former Disney World professional Rodney Green as its new director of golf.
The Scottish Golf Union has elected Douglas Connon MBE as its new chairman and Ian Ross as the organization’s new president for 2009.
Carl Swanback has left The Links at Brigantine Beach and Meadowbrook Golf Group to return home to Connecticut, where he planned to work with The Links Consulting Group and continue working with Liberty National Golf Course.
Scott Heyn is the new general manager of Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, Calif.
Tom Valdiserri has been named a senior vice president with KemperSports, where he will head marketing, public relations and event management for the company and its public relations subsidiary, KemperLesnik.
David Grand is the new general manager and head golf professional at Donalsonville Country Club in Donalsonville, Ga.
Roger Masterson is the new director of golf at Hunter’s Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., managed by OB Sports.
Kevin Whitmore has been named director of golf at True North Golf Club in Harbor Springs, Mich.
EAGLE Golf recently recognized 20 of its top performers among tournament, private event and membership sales directors. They included Amy Milne, Forest Park Golf Club, St. Louis; Christine Roach, Lakewood Oaks, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Billy Hickman, Fowler’s Mill Golf Course, Chesterland, Ohio; Christina Ball, Los Robles Greens, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Danielle Russell, Superstition Springs, Mesa, Ariz.; Mark Kroner, Signature of Solon, Solon, Ohio; Michael Dressor, Kokopelli, Gilbert, Ariz.; and Toby Niccum, Ruffled Feathers, Lemont, Ill.
And, all from clubs in Texas: Casey Dirksen and Randi Mahomes  Hollytree in Tyler; Christi Emmons, Lake Park in Lewisville; Dina Migchelebrink and Julie Williamson, The Golf Club at Fossil Creek in Fort Worth; Erica Hamilton, Indian Creek in Carrollton; Holly Gazaw and Michelle Connor, The Golf Club at Cinco Ranch in Katy; Julie Barton, Mansfield National in Mansfield; Kristi Martin, The Golf Club at Castle Hills in Lewisville; and Natalie Johnstone and Stacey O’Brien, LakeRidge in Lubbock.




Love the recognition that Eagle Golf gave our sales people awards for their incredible year. I was recognized as 20 of their top sales performers and received this award 10 years running. As well as 3 years, winning a similar award called The Chairman's Club Award, and now due to a marriage and a move to Tyler, Texas, now with Touchstone Golf and in my first year won Employee of the Year - 2013 due to outstanding sales efforts as well as helping to train new sales personnel, and taking on club challenges and find solutions. I wanted to make clear that I started in Houston, Texas as Holly German, (husband passed away, remarried) and then became Holly Gazaw, then divorced and moved back to my home town and married a schoolmate that I had know since the 1st grade, now making the third time a charm with the last name of Wixom. Thanks for the recognition and the opportunity to clarify to lesson confusion within my sales career. I have enjoyed serving you all!

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