www.journeyatpechanga.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

JOURNEY AT PECHANGA HEAD PRO WINS SCPGA MERCHANDISER OF THE YEAR
Scott Mallory Earns Section Award for Excellence in Resort Facilities

December 15, 2009, Temecula, CA – The Southern California Professional Golf Association (SCPGA) named Journey at Pechanga Head Golf Professional, Scott Mallory, as their 2009 Merchandiser of the Year for Resort Facilities. The award was presented in early December. In November, Mallory also received the SCPGA 2009 Inland Empire Chapter Merchandiser of the Year.

Mallory aimed to set the Journey Pro Shop apart from the competition of 84 other shops in the Southern California section by offering a unique selection of high quality equipment and the latest golf fashion, including some area-exclusive lines.

“Since we opened in November of ’08, we set out to make this pro shop like no other,” said Mallory. “Winning the award was certainly on our minds, but to do so in the first year caught us by surprise.”
Mallory’s previous honors include the 1994 San Diego Chapter Bill Stausbaugh Award; the 1995 San Diego Chapter Merchandiser of the Year; the 1995 So Cal Section Merchandiser of the Year; and the 2008 President’s Council.
During his 24-year career, Mallory has worked at a number of prestigious properties, including Marriott’s Camelback Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona; Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego; SCGA Member’s Club in Murrieta; Bear Creek Country Club in Murrieta; and Glendora Country Club. Through the years, Mallory has put golf merchandising at the forefront of his career path.
“Scott has proved his excellence in merchandising, marketing and operations for nearly two decades,” said SCPGA Executive Director and CEO, Tom Addis, III. “It’s a distinct honor to be singled out amongst your peers for excellence in service to customers.”
Journey at Pechanga is a new 7,219-yard, Par-72, Championship 18-Hole golf course that opened to the public in late 2008. Ranked as the 4th “Best New Course You Can Play” by GOLF Magazine, the impressive Arthur Hills-designed course winds along a spectacular boulder-strewn mountain and boasts a dramatic, 62,000 square-foot Clubhouse with high-end resort amenities, including the Pro Shop.
(end)

MEDIA CONTACTS

Robert Bledsoe
Contact for Pechanga Resort & Casino
Public Relations Manager
(951) 770-2776
rbledsoe@pechanga.com