Montgomery, Alabama – Shawn Freese has been named general manager of Lagoon Park and Gateway Park golf courses in Montgomery, Alabama. In his new role, Freese will work in partnership with Indigo Sports, a division of Troon, and the City of Montgomery to develop and implement a strategic vision for the golf facilities as well as oversee the day-to-day operations of the course.

Freese, a native of Montgomery, is an experienced golf operations manager and teaching professional with over 14 years of experience working in the local golf community. Freese served as Chief Golf Professional at Lagoon Park and most recently Gateway Park for over 11 years. Prior to that, he worked at Cottonwood Golf Club in Montgomery, where he helped manage day-to-day golf operations and coordinate tournaments. In addition, he also served as Department Manager at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Montgomery, overseeing merchandising, golf equipment sales and club fittings.

“Shawn is not only dedicated to developing the game and enhancing the golf experiences at Lagoon Park and Gateway Park golf courses, but he has also proven to be a valuable asset to our team,” said Dana Schultz, Director region of Troon operations. “He has been with the company for over eleven years and knows and understands the Montgomery market. He also has an established record of delivering results. We are thrilled to see him take these classes to a new level.

Lagoon Park Golf Course, designed by Charles Graves of Atlanta, Georgia, is a beautiful 18-hole public golf course with a traditional layout and lighted driving range. It has been nationally recognized by Where to play according to Golf Digest, as well as host of the annual Capital City Golf Classic. The city-owned golf course is part of a multi-purpose sports facility that includes a softball complex and tennis center.

Gateway Park Golf Course includes a 9-hole golf course, driving range and large driving range. The facility offers seasonal clinics for adults and juniors as well as private golf lessons. In addition to golf, Gateway Park also offers FootGolf and is one of three American-certified courses in the state. FootGolf League (AFGL).

Since 2010, the Lagoon Park and Gateway Park golf courses have been managed by Honors Golf, a division inherited from Troon. As part of Troon’s new brand architecture, the company’s Indigo Sports division now manages both courses.

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About Troon

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon is the world’s largest golf management and golf-related accommodation company, providing services at over 680 locations worldwide, including management of over 665 golf courses. golf equivalent to 18 holes. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in the management of homeowners associations, private residence clubs, property management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 670 dining establishments located at golf resorts, private clubs, coin golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in over 45 states and over 30 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, RealFood Hospitality , Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management Services. For news and additional information, visit www.troon.comor connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, instagram, Chronicles of Troon, Press roomor subscribe to Troon Magazine.

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