Troy devoted over forty years of his life bringing the game of golf to the public community of Chicago. He was the owner and golf professional of Sheldon Heights Golf Range for thirty-eight years before establishing the Zigfield Troy Golf Range and Par-3 Course in Woodridge in 1976, where sons Dennis and Tim serve today as co-head professionals. Well before that, he played on the embryonic tour from 1936-1941. He served the Illinois PGA as tournament chairman, secretary and president. He was named the Illinois PGA Professional of the Year in 1968.