Applied Golf Management Studies (AGMS) graduate Clinton Norris has been named ‘Sales Professional of the Year’ at the recent Troon Global Leadership Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona (USA).
The award recognises sales leaders who are the very best in their industry, with Troon being seen as one of the global leaders in golf club management with its portfolio expanding to more than 500 golf facilities across the world.
Norris has worked for Troon golf resorts for six years, spending the last six years in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He currently works as group senior sales manager at Abu Dhabi Golf Club & Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, which hosts European and Ladies European Tour events.
The key to Norris’ success is down to creating a host of new international events at the venue to drive revenue, all with strategic marketing initiatives to assist inbound golf tourism. Events include the Abu Dhabi Pro-Am, the Abu Dhabi Amateur Championship and the Abu Dhabi Golf Festival.
He has also introduced new inbound markets for tourism and helped improve commercial partnerships with local Abu Dhabi companies including Etihad Airways and Yas Marina Circuit.
Norris dedicated the award to the teams at Abu Dhabi Golf Club & Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, led by Ed Edwards, Francisco David and Clinton Southorn, along with the Troon International Corporate Office, namely DJ Flanders and Mark Chapleski, for all their support.