The Royal Golf Club’s board of directors and management team are delighted to announce the arrival of new General Manager, Stephen Havrilla. Stephen has taken over from outgoing General Manager, DJ Flanders, who has been promoted to Director of Operations – Troon Golf Middle East & Africa, based in the Troon Golf corporate office in Dubai.
Stephen, a PGA Golf Professional who holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University in the US, has been with Troon Golf since 1999 when he was the Head Professional at Troon’s flagship property, Troon North Golf Club in Arizona. He has worked in many countries all over the world for Troon including India, Australia, Fiji, Portugal, the UAE, Jamaica and Puerto Rico. This will be his second time in the Arabian Gulf having worked at the Montgomerie, Dubai in 2002.
“On behalf of the Board of Directors, I am delighted to welcome Stephen to Bahrain and the Royal Golf Club,” stated Shaikh Rashid Bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, Chairman of Bahrain International Golf Course Company, the owning company of the Royal Golf Club. “DJ has been instrumental in the Club’s recent award as Troon Golf Facility of the Year and we are confident that Stephen is the ideal candidate to carry on the great work achieved thus far in getting the Club up to Troon’s exacting standards and to reaching its full potential.”
In addition to overseeing the day to day running of the Royal Golf Club, Stephen and his team will be working towards the goal of growing the game of golf in Bahrain and building a reputation for the country as a desirable golfing destination for both tourists and business visitors.
“Stephen has been with us for more than a decade and understands the Troon Standards and tools as well as anyone we have with the company,” explained Bruce Glasco, Troon Golf’s Senior Vice President & Managing Director, International Operations. “He has a large pair of shoes to fill, but I am confident that he will continue to grow the business and build upon what DJ and the team have accomplished in our first 13 months of operations at Royal.”
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