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Tierney promoted to Palmer COO

Arnold Palmer Golf Management promoted Tim Tierney to chief operating officer.

Tierney will be responsible for managing company-owned, managed and affiliated courses and will work with the president and CEO on concept development and course operations.

Tierney joined Palmer Golf in 1997 as vice president of operations, handling all aspects of day-to-day operations at the company’s 40 facilities. During his tenure, Tierney instituted new and more profitable operating procedures.

Before joining Palmer Golf, Tierney was executive vice president and chief operating officer of Kona Ranch Restaurant Group. While at Kona, he directed the conceptual development of two new concepts, Johnny Carino’s and Kona Steak House, and grew them to eight locations with three in development.

Tierney spent the previous 10 years with Brinker International, a developer of branded chain restaurants. He held several positions in the Bennigans, Steak & Ale and Chili’s chains, eventually becoming vice president of operations at Chili’s, overseeing 21 restaurants with more than $40 million in annual sales volume.

Tierney studied business administration at Massachusetts Bay Community College.

San Francisco- and Orlando-based Arnold Palmer Golf Management acquires, leases and manages golf facilities worldwide working with private individuals, corporations, municipalities and developers. The company also owns the Arnold Palmer brand, Arnold Palmer Golf Academy brand of golf schools, the Tour 18 replica course brand and the University Clubs of America brand of collegiate golf clubs.

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