Golf News for Friday, May 17, 2013 | People

Geoff Collins named new general manager at Thistle Golf Club in Sunset Beach N.C.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Affiniti Golf Partners has named Geoff Collins as general manager at Thistle Golf Club, a semi-private facility located in Sunset Beach N.C., according to the company's founding partner, Steve Willy.

Collins most recently ran club and development operations at Thistle Golf Club under the previous ownership and management, Mackey Development. Collins had been with Mackey since 1998, during which he was involved with community development, club management, real estate sales, project management and architectural review.

Originally from Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, Collins earned a Bachelor's degree in Organizational Communications from Central Florida University in Orlando.

Said Willy, "We are very fortunate to have someone with Geoff's thorough knowledge of Thistle Golf Club's club operations at the helm. He will continue to bring a sense of stability, excellence, tradition and pride to every aspect of the club."

Affiniti Golf Partners was selected to manage Thistle Golf Club by TD Bank and IberiaBank, the lenders that previously financed and now own Thistle Golf Club & Estates, a 400-acre, low density community that is home to the club.

For membership or tee-time information at Thistle Golf Club call 800-571-6710 or visit online at

About Thistle Golf Club
Opened in 1999, Thistle Golf Club is considered one of the very best golf experiences in the Myrtle Beach golf market. Thistle Golf Club is an uncommon facility that celebrates the formal origins of golf and takes its name from the golf society that played over the Links of Leith in Edinburgh, Scotland beginning in 1815. The Club has gathered an expansive collection of memorabilia from the original Scottish club dating back to the early 1800's, including a rule book written in 1824 that forever influenced the way the game is played today. A perennial 4 1/2 Star winner on Golf Digest magazine's prestigious list of "Places to Play," Thistle Golf Club is just minutes away from pristine Atlantic beaches and the legendary seafood in Calabash, N.C. It is also a short drive from the world-class entertainment and shopping of Myrtle Beach, S.C. to the south and the historic coastal town of Wilmington, N.C. to the north.

About Affiniti Golf Partners
Affiniti Golf Partners, LLC, is an Atlanta-based golf management company, whose partners and principals have broad experience building, owning, and operating 70-plus clubs across the United States. The company currently manages 22 golf properties, with more than 1,400 employees. Affiniti Golf brings expertise to all aspects of golf and country club community functions, including golf operations, merchandising, advertising and public relations, membership sales, food and beverage, construction, maintenance, finance, administration and real estate sales. It also has its own proprietary training division, Affiniti Universiti, which leads company members forward in their personal and professional development. For more information on Affiniti Golf Partners call at 678-679-0523, or go to

For Further Information:
Megan Stuckey, Director of Marketing
Affiniti Golf Partners
770-475-2300 x105

Warren Grant
Windfall Communications