KGA WELCOMES NEW GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENT
Coman Mulry will be tasked with helping KGA in its quest for excellence as a premier golf course in the world
Bangalore, India (November 24 2021): Karnataka Golf Association, one of the India’s finest golf courses, is pleased to welcome Coman Mulry as the club’s new Golf Course Superintendent. In his new role, Coman will manage and oversee the agronomic maintenance of the distinguished 18-hole course designed by Thomson and Wolveridge, located in Bangalore, India.
Prasanth Sakhamuri, Chairman Golf Course Committee at Karnataka Golf Association, said: “KGA is delighted to have Mr. Coman Mulry join us as the Course Superintendent and help KGA in its quest for excellence as a premier golf course in the world. KGA has a long-standing agreement in agronomy support and management with Troon International and Coman joins KGA on behalf of Troon. His extensive experience with some of the best golf courses in the world will help propel KGA to higher heights of excellence.”
Coman Mulry, who hails from Ireland, has 13 years of experience with Troon working in facilities in five different countries worldwide, including Greece, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, UAE, and India. He now leads the agronomy team at Karnataka Golf Association after two years as Superintendent at Al Zorah Golf Club in the UAE. This will be Coman’s second posting in the garden city of Bangalore, where he has been the superintendent at another Troon-managed facility in Bangalore, Prestige Golfshire Club. Coman is well versed in the Indian market and understands the importance of introducing sound agronomic practices as well as robust staff training and development programs. He has a proven track record in producing superior playing surfaces and building a team environment.
Commenting on his new role, Coman Mulry, Golf Course Superintendent at Karnataka Golf Association, said: “I am delighted to be returning to Bangalore and joining and leading the agronomy team here at KGA. It is a renowned club in India known for its long-term commitment and investment in its outstanding golf course. I am grateful to the management committees and members for placing their trust in me to continue to move the golf course forward.”
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 590-plus locations around the globe, including managing 640-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 610-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, California; Yas Links Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates; The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah, Georgia; and Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Connecticut. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.
It was in 1973, that a group of avid golfers from Karnataka, embarked on a mission of identifying Bangalore as the golfing capital of South India. The search for a suitable site for an international standard golf course started in right earnest and in May 1980, the then Chief Minister of Karnataka, Shri. R Gundu Rao personally took the initiative to hand over 125 acres of land in Challaghatta to the Karnataka Golf Association.
Karnataka Golf Association is a renowned 18-hole course designed by Thomson and Wolveridge and opened in 1989. Troon International work closely with the team at KGA to enhance the course and push it into the international sphere.
Karnataka Golf Association is recognised for its par 72 6,945-yard course; however, it is also graced with a large driving range, idyllic clubhouse, swimming pool and a gym. These features separate the complex from surrounding courses in Bangalore and present potential to rise and become internationally revered. Troon’s experience in upscale golf course management will be integral in this development and their well decorated staff will ensure that results.