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Tim Rafferty - Head PGA Golf Professional

Tim’s love for golf began at a young age. Inspired by his Grandfather, a former Professional in Michigan, Tim pursued a career in golf. He graduated from Ferris State University in 1990 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business and a minor in Professional Golf Management. Tim began his career at Troon as a part-time cart washer over twenty five years ago. He has been the Head PGA Pro at Troon Country Club since 1996. He and his wife of 22 years met at Troon and are now the proud parents of twins.

Tim makes certain that each Member and Guest’s golfing experience exceeds expectations. He devotes a great deal of time to enhancing the golf program at Troon Country Club by playing with and teaching members of all abilities, mentoring his aspiring golf professionals, staying involved in the local golf community, and competing in local PGA events.

Tim has been featured on television programs, magazines, and newspaper articles and was a writer for the Arizona Republic for 3 years on a wide range of golf topics. For the past 14 years Tim has been the teacher of the New Member Orientation class for the Southwest Section PGA. Tim’s passion for the game of Golf and development of future Golf Professionals is evident by the countless Apprentices that have achieved their Class “A” PGA membership under his watch. Tim truly loves his role at Troon Country and Troon is fortunate to have him as the leader of our Golf Program.

Recent accomplishments include:
  • 2004 PGA
    Merchandiser of the year for the Southwest
  • 4 years as a Southwest
    Section PGA Board Member
  • 5 time host of the Arizona Open
  • Past Junior Golf
    Chairman for the Southwest PGA
  • Past Membership
    Chairman for the Southwest PGA
  • Host Club for 2008
    Arizona Amateur Championship
  • Assisted in the founding of the Troon scholarship program that provides scholarship opportunities to all Troon employees and their spouses. New this year, The foundation has provided summer internships for the SWSPGA and the JGAA.
  • Southwest PGA Professional of the year 2016

Mike Bertholf - Lead Assistant PGA Golf Professional
Originally from Oakland New Jersey Mike moved to Arizona in 2004 to complete his schooling at the Golf Academy of America in Chandler Arizona. He played competitive golf while attending the Academy and graduated in 2006. Mike came to Troon Country Club in October 2006. In September of 2011 received his PGA Class A Membership.