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For Immediate Release: Troon Selected To Manage South Side Country Club In Decatur, Illinois

For Immediate Release: Troon Selected To Manage South Side Country Club In Decatur, Illinois

By Brian Weis

Troon, the leader in providing golf and club-related leisure and hospitality services, is pleased to announce it has been selected to manage South Side Country Club, a private facility in Decatur, Illinois. Troon Privé, the private club operating division of Troon, will manage club operations, food & beverage, golf course agronomy, and membership marketing.

Established in 1904 as The Decatur Fishing Club, the club added a nine-hole golf course and changed its name to South Side Country Club in 1924. Legendary Midwest golf course architect Dick Nugent, a University of Illinois graduate who designed or remodeled more than 60 courses in Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin, renovated the 18-hole course. Today members enjoy a beautiful tree-lined course with fast greens and plush fairways. In addition to golf, South Side Country Club has a clubhouse with multiple dining options, and a swimming facility with a full-size adult pool and a children's pool. The original nine-acre lake that helped start the club today is a landmark at the entrance to South Side.

"We are thrilled to be partnering with Troon Privé, the premier private club management organization in the club industry, to enhance our member experience at our historic club," said South Side Country Club Board President Richard Heavner.

"South Side Country Club is located on one of the most picturesque settings in Central Illinois. We are excited for the future of the club and working with the board in defining a strategic direction for the future," said Phillip Martin, senior vice president of operations, Troon.

As a Troon Privé-managed club, full South Side Country Club members can enjoy the Troon Privé Privileges program, which delivers extraordinary golf and lifestyle benefits as well as reciprocal play at other Troon Privé-managed private clubs around the world.

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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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