LONGBOW GOLF CLUB ACQUIRED BY THOMPSON GOLF GROUP – The Golf Wire

Scottsdale, Ariz. – Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. has been acquired by Gilbert, Ariz.-based Thompson Golf Group from Phoenix, Ariz.-based Longbow Golf Club Associates. With the addition of Longbow Golf Club, Thompson Golf Group is now the owner/operator of 4 daily-fee golf clubs, together with Power Ranch Golf Club in Gilbert; Dove Valley Ranch Golf Club in Cave Creek, Ariz.; and Geneva Golf Club in Alexandria, Minn.  Thompson additionally manages Sunland Springs Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz. Ryan Thompson is the Managing Partner of the Thompson Golf Group, which was founded on 2000.

“We are very excited about the addition of Longbow Golf Club to the portfolio. Longbow Golf Club has lengthy been recognized for its wonderful playing surfaces, amazing hospitality in addition to its involvement and advancement in all ranges of the game of golf,” stated Managing Partner of Thompson Golf Group, Ryan Thompson.  “My team and I look forward to continuing these traditions, forging new ones, and welcoming all Longbow Golf Club customers to the Thompson Golf Group.  I am additionally looking ahead to constructing our relationship with Troon and providing our clients all that Troon and Thompson Golf bring to the sport.”

Longbow Golf Club will continue to be a Troon-affiliated facility, with the leading golf administration company supporting gross sales and advertising efforts, and will proceed to take part in the industry-leading Troon Card program, as properly as the popular Troon Rewards and Troon Advantage applications. In addition, as part of a joint strategy, Troon may even identify promoting and marketing opportunities by way of the Troon Media Network, concentrating on golfers together with Troon Magazine and Troon’s digital and e-mail marketing platforms.

“Congratulations to Thompson Golf Group on this exciting addition to their family of clubs,” mentioned Troon Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing Kris Strauss. “Longbow Golf Club has lengthy been a favorite of residents and guests alike, as properly as an outstanding host venue for junior, collegiate, amateur and professional golf occasions. We look forward to supporting the ‘next chapter’ in the successful and famend historical past of Longbow Golf Club.”

Open since 1997 and built by the McDonnell Douglas Aircraft firm, the name Longbow Golf Club was impressed by the picture of the medieval archer, a convention which is a metaphor for larger distance and accuracy. The identify also was adopted because the title of the Apache Longbow helicopter, manufactured by McDonnell Douglas within the plant later purchased by The Boeing Company throughout the street from Longbow Business Park and Golf Club.

Longbow Golf Club is the centerpiece of Longbow Business Park, a 330-acre mixed-use land project, being developed by Phoenix-based Daedalus Real Estate Advisors that includes workplace, light industrial, retail, resort and residential uses surrounded by desert vegetation. Longbow Golf Club features an 18-hole golf course, a large apply facility, private and group instruction facilities, a recent clubhouse with a spacious outside event patio and The Grille at Longbow Golf Club restaurant and bar. A large supporter of the Arizona golf neighborhood for the previous 20 years, Longbow Golf Club hosts the Fisher Bryan Golf Academy yr round, plus the First Tee-Phoenix, as properly as tournaments for the Junior Golf Association of Arizona, American Junior Golf Association, Arizona Golf Association, NCAA, USGA, and LPGA. The club has also sponsored multiple junior, collegiate, novice and skilled golf occasions, plus charity and neighborhood outings.

Led by General Manager Bob McNichols, Longbow Golf Club Associates purchased the prevailing golf membership from the Boeing Company in 2001. McNichols commissioned authentic course architect Ken Kavanaugh to steer a total course renovation and enlargement, which was completed in 2003. Kavanaugh’s second edition of Longbow Golf Club exceeded the size, design and playability of “The Old Course.” It has since earned the reputation as “The Essence of Arizona Golf.”

“A heartfelt thanks goes out to the ‘friends of Longbow Golf Club’ together with the 1000’s of golfers, many gifted competitors, staff, vendors and suppliers who I’ve had the pleasure of working with over time,” mentioned McNichols. “I take great pride in what we’ve accomplished here at Longbow Golf Club. From the rankings, awards, tournaments, and academic programs, to our growing the game initiatives, we’ve made a difference and have so much to rejoice. We all welcome the model new possession, Thompson Golf Group, to Longbow Golf Club.”

For extra information on Longbow Golf Club, go to www.longbowgolf.com or call 480-807-5400. For more info on the Thompson Golf Group, go to www.thompsongolfgroup.com.

 

About Longbow Business Park and Golf Club

Longbow Business Park and Golf Club is a 330-acre, mixed-use development, being developed by Daedalus Real Estate Advisors, that comes with workplace, mild industrial, retail, lodge and residential makes use of surrounded by desert vegetation, a major street transportation design and options the award-winning Longbow Golf Club. Longbow Golf Club was originally designed by Ken Kavanaugh in 1997. Daedalus commissioned Kavanaugh to execute an entire redesign of the golf course creating a whole refresh structure, completed in 2003. The clubhouse and patio at Longbow Golf Club have been recently honored as a “Top 50 Clubhouse in the U.S.” and a “Top 10 Golf Club Patio in the U.S.” by Club + Resort Business Magazine.

Media Contacts:

Shawn Lasher
Thompson Golf Group
480.488.1455
[email protected]

Nick Ciaglia
Longbow Golf Club
480.807.5400
[email protected]

Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
[email protected]

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