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Management Team

Al Larose
PGA General Manager

Al started his PGA career in 1991 at the club he learned to play at in Vermont. He joined the Troon Golf team in 1997 and has been at top rated facilities such as The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colorado, The Westin LaPaloma Resort and Spa, Tucson, Arizona, and Whitetail Club, McCall Idaho. In his 19 years with Troon Golf he has held various positions from Assistant Golf Professional to General Manager, all giving him a unique perspective on the industry. His ultimate goal is to provide an unparalleled experience. Al lives with his wife Renee in Anthem and enjoys spending time with his daughter Gabriella and son Tyler.

Contact information: alarose@troon.com, 928-252-6445 ext 204

Jimmy Pullano
PGA Head Golf Professional

Born in Lockport, IL, Jimmy moved with his family to Peoria, AZ in 1996. He did not begin playing golf until his freshman year at Peoria High School, but quickly fell in love with the game. He began working at Copper Canyon Golf Club and for Troon Golf in 2008 at the age of 17. Since that time he has held many positions throughout the Golf Operations department, eventually moving into the golf shop, and is now acting as the Head Golf Professional. He has a strong connection to the facility and it's golfers, and his mission is to make sure that each and everyday at Copper Canyon is special. Jimmy became a PGA member in 2016.

Contact information: jpullano@troon.com, 928-252-6445 ext 216

Scott McCall
Director of Agronomy and Golf Maintenance

Scott started playing golf at age 9, spending much of the summer at the local golf course. It was during these days that he became familiar with golf maintenance. His first job, other than working the farm fields of central Iowa, was mowing greens at Briggs Woods Golf Course. He continued to work at the golf course while studying Agronomy at Iowa State University. He worked 7 years at Crested Butte Country Club in Colorado as Assistant Superintendent. He spent his spare time golfing, fishing, riding mountain bikes in summer and snow skiing in winter! He moved to Phoenix in 1992 and worked as Superintendent at Union Hills Country Club and Sun City Grand. He has worked at Copper Canyon Golf Club from its inception. He has been a member of Golf Course Superintendents Association of America for 20 years. He is also a 20 year member of Cactus and Pine, Arizona's Superintendent Association. He has in past years and continues today, to help various entities with research of turf pests and the development of new products and ideas for controlling them. His family, wife Kathie of 19 years, and three children, Maddisen, Abbigayle and Clayton, keep him very busy at home.

Contact information: smccall@troon.com, 928-252-6925

Michael Anderson
Food and Beverage Manager

Michael Anderson started out in the food and beverage industry at the young age of 19 where he worked at Romano’s Macaroni Grill as a server. There, he fine-tuned his skills and became a trainer who opened 4 stores for the company. He then moved on to the American Restaurant Group building several restaurants and bars in Arizona including Jilly’s American Grill, Sapporo, Wet Willy’s, Wild Willy’s, and Cave Creek Roadhouse. In 2004 he moved on to build and operate Spoke’s Grill in South Mountain Village. In 2008 he went to work for the Pinhas family running their family restaurant, Brazilian Bull Churrascaria. He redesigned their cocktail, wine, and beer list, and used his mixology skills to increase revenue by implementing hand crafted cocktails and mixes. He honed his mixology skills there and ran the day to day operations of the restaurant. In 2010 he was sought out by celebrity Chef Tim Goodell to oversee the Beverage Program for 25 Degrees, a gourmet burger joint based in the famed Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood. He designed and invented cocktails that are used by other restaurants today. He traveled for Chef Goodell training staff and overseeing G.M.’s. In January of 2013 he joined Troon Golf, becoming the Food and Beverage Manager at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes’ Arroyo Grille. In his free time he enjoys riding his Harley and being active with his fiancée, Danielle, as they prepare for their first child that is due at the end of April.

Contact information: manderson@troon.com, 928 252-6445 ext 212