Troon Challenge

Troon Challenge

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Troon invites you to experience great golf combined with friendly competition at the Troon Challenge, a series of amateur golf tournaments contested at several of the world's finest golf courses.
Regional qualifying events are held April through August at Troon Golf courses across the United States.


2017 Troon Challenge National Finals
August 25-27, 2017

After almost five months of hard-fought competition contested on 33 courses, spanning 11 states and drawing more than 1,000 amateur golfers, the 2017 Troon Challenge recently culminated with an exciting National Finals Event held at The Boulders and Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz.

In the Gross Division, Jimmy Kozikowski and James Woods (126), representing Lookout Mountain Golf Club in Phoenix, took home the title shooting an opening round 62 on the Boulders’ South Course and a final round 64 on Troon North Golf Club’s Pinnacle Course. The talented Phoenicians won in a scorecard playoff over Ryan Gibbs and Kale Waaso (126) of The Phoenician Golf Club, and one shot ahead of the third place team of Andrew Augustyniak and Jake Golembiewski (127) representing Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz.
 
In the Net Division, Ronnie Schmitz and Dwayne Townsend (120) representing SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz. finished one shot ahead of Scott Mackenzie and Johnathan More (121) of Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. Schmitz and Townsend placed second in the 2016 Troon Challenge National Finals, one-shot out of the lead. This year, after an opening round 61 on the Boulders’ South Course, Townsend and Schmitz closed with a strong final round 59 on Troon North’s Pinnacle Course. Bob Bucey and Bobby Bucey (122) of Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif. finished in third place with rounds of 60 and 62. 
 

 

2017 National Finals Results

 

Gross Division

1

Jimmy Kozikowski & James Woods

(62-64)
126

2

Ryan Gibbs & Kale Waaso

(62-64)
126

3

Andrew Augustyniak & Jake Golembiewski

(64-63)
127

4

Chris Burgau & Jack Henning

(63-64)
127

5

Steve Blackford & Joseph Fox

(66-62)
128

 

Net Division

1

Dwayne Townsend & Ronnie Schmitz

(61-59)
120

2

Scott MacKenzie & Johnathan More

(63-58)
121

3

Bob Bucey & Bobby Bucey

(60-62)
122

4

David Lenton & Brooks McCall

(62-63)
125

5

Lucas Alm & Mike Alm

(60-65)
125

 

Day 1 Prizes

The Boulders South Course - Ladies

Closest to the Pin #2

Tracy Kim

Long Drive #14

Ginny Wieczerzak

 

The Boulders South Course - Men

Closest to the Pin #7

Matthew Schneider

Closest to the Pin #15

Brent Wolfe

Long Drive #8

Paul Ventimiglio

 

Day 2 Prizes

Troon North Pinnacle Course - Ladies

Closest to the Pin #16

Ginny Wieczerzak

Long Drive #14

Ginny Wieczerzak

Troon North Pinnacle Course - Men

Closest to the Pin #6

Chase Werry

Closest to the Pin #8

Joseph Fox

Long Drive #5

Omar Daal

       

Sponsor Division

1

Eric Strader & Derek Travers

(68-73)
141

 

 

 

Regional Qualifier Format

The event format is a two-person modified best ball (shamble). Each player hits a tee-shot, the team selects the best tee-shot and each player plays their own ball from that point until it is holed. The lower of the two scores is the team score for the hole.

There will be a Gross and Net Division at each Regional Qualifier. Teams must declare which of the two divisions they would like to compete in upon registration. To compete in the Net Division, each team participant must provide a verifiable handicap. 50% of the Handicap Index will be used to calculate the course handicap for players in the Net Division.

 

Regional Team Entry Fee Includes

  • 18 holes with cart
  • Practice balls prior to play
  • Yardage guide, divot repair tool, metal bag tag (where available)
  • On-course contests (longest drive & closest to the pin)
  • $10 prize fund per player
  • Troon Rewards points for entry fee
  • Post-tournament awards reception
 

Additional Information

  • Teams can be comprised of two men, two women, or one man/one woman
  • Teams may enter multiple Regional Qualifier events to try to qualify for the Finals
  • Men will play approximate yardage of 6600 yards
  • Women will play approximate yardage of 5200 yards
  • Please note that the Troon Challenge is for amateurs only. Active PGA members or other golf professionals are not eligible to play
 

A minimum of one team in both the Gross and Net Divisions at all Regional Qualifiers will qualify for the 2017 Troon Challenge National Finals!

 

2017 Troon Challenge National Finals - August 25-27

  • Friday Night Welcome Reception at Troon North Golf Club
  • 36-Holes contested over two days at Boulders Resort & Spa - South Course & Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Course
  • Each player receives $100 Callaway Shopping Experience, Callaway Chrome Soft Golf Balls, ShipSticks Special Offer, and a chance to win other great prizes!
  • An additional fee of $300 per team will be required to participate in the finals. Qualifiers will need to secure their own transportation and accommodations
2018 Troon Challenge Regional Qualifier Schedule
REGIONALS LOCATION DATE & TIME
Arizona    
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club Maricopa TBD
El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Oro Valley TBD
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club Fountain Hills TBD
Copper Canyon Golf Club Buckeye TBD
Lookout Mountain Golf Club Phoenix TBD
Golf Club of Estrella Goodyear TBD
Troon North Golf Club - Pinnacle Scottsdale TBD
Whirlwind Golf Club - Devil's Claw Chandler TBD
The Phoenician Scottsdale TBD
Sewailo Golf Club Tucson TBD
California    
Shadow Hills Golf Club Indio TBD
PGA WEST - Greg Norman La Quinta TBD
Classic Club Palm Desert TBD
Silverado Resort and Spa - North
(Home of the PGA Tour Safeway Open)
Napa TBD
Indian Wells Golf Resort - Celebrity Indian Wells TBD
The Westin Mission Hills - Pete Dye Rancho Mirage TBD
Yocha Dehe Golf Club Brooks TBD
Diablo Grande Golf Club Patterson TBD
Maderas Golf Club San Diego TBD
Ashwood Golf Course Apple Valley TBD
Colorado    
The Ridge Castle Pines TBD
Connecticut    
Lake of Isles - North North Stonington TBD
Florida    
Tiburón Golf Club Naples TBD
King & Bear at World Golf Village St. Augustine TBD
Kansas    
Ironhorse Golf Club Leawood TBD
Nevada    
Conestoga Golf Club Mesquite TBD
Aliante Golf Club North Las Vegas TBD
New Jersey    
Stockton Seaview Hotel and Golf Club - Bay Atlantic City TBD
New York    
The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge Monroe TBD
Centennial Golf Club Carmel TBD
Texas    
Palmilla Beach Golf Club Port Aransas TBD
La Cantera Resort & Spa - Palmer San Antonio TBD
Virginia    
Potomac Shores Golf Club Potomac Shores TBD

2017 Regional Qualifier Results

(* * Qualified for Finals - Boulders Resort & Spa and Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, AZ)

~ Shadow Hills Golf Club ~
April 2, 2017

Gross Division
1 Scott Blair & Andrew VanCleve *71*
2    
3    
Net Division
1 Alan Exelby & John Graham *61*
2 Gene Marshall & James Marshall 68
3 Ransford Mitchell & Kerry Trost 69

~ PGA WEST ~
April 23, 2017

Gross Division
1 Kelvin Chew & Josh Benson *78*
2 Chris Wright & Tom Caton 81
3    
Net Division
1 Danh & Dylan Kuennemann *64*
T2 Gene & Jim Marshall 68
T2 Christopher Go & Javier Sastoque 68

~ Ak-Chin Southern Dunes ~
April 30, 2017

Gross Division
1 Mark Ewing & Omar Daal *60*
2 Jay Rice & EJ Pospisil 66
3    
Net Division
1 Scott Mackenzie & John Moore *60*
2 Phillip Timm & Gordie Taggart 61
3 Colby Thiele & Roger Williams 63

~ El Conquistador Golf & Tennis ~
May 6, 2017

Gross Division
1 Michael Rodriquez & Bobby Serbantez *69*
2 Jimmy Hilton & Tom Reis 70
3 Sean MacPhee & Mike Even  
Net Division
1 Sam Lightfoot & Joe Pilling *60*
2 Mike Williams & Matt Deherrera 61
3 Herb Chong & Jeff Logan 64

~ Classic Club ~
May 7, 2017

Gross Division
1 Brandon Roth & David Chung *69*
2 Donald Graham & Harold Prell 71
3 Jeffrey Howard & Chris Hibler 71
Net Division
1 John Daniels & Todd Volkers *65*
2 Gregory Vallet & George Hassapis 67
3 Matt Klewein & Todd Wines 68

The Ridge ~
May 12, 2017

Gross Division
1 Brandon Jones & Ryan Keefe *63*
2 Corey Mabel & Adam Golesh 64
3 Shane Thomas & Rapheal Martorello 64
Net Division
1 Scott Kiernan & Jake Epstein *64*
2 Phil Ferris & Rod Horn 65
3 Anthony Greene & Simon Ward Brown 66

~ Lake of Isles ~
May 21, 2017

Gross Division
1 Philip Boucher & Jeff Busnarda *67*
2 Frank Tabshey & Brendan Carbray 69
3 Bill Carden & Rob Sladen 70
Net Division
1 Mike Mottola & Mike Lucas *64*
2 James Durkin & Nick Reusch 66
3 Keith MacNeil & Shawn Desorbo 66

~ Palmilla Beach Golf Club ~
May 21, 2017

Gross Division
1 Scott Burford & Phillip Peterson *66*
2    
3    
Net Division
1 Darel Blohm & Robert Deleon *67*
2    
3    

~ SunRidge Canyon Golf Club ~
May 31, 2017

Gross Division
1 Sean MacPhee & Michael Even *63*
2 Clayton Hill & Sean Connachan 64
3 Jimmy Hilton & Tom Ries 64
Net Division
1 Dwayne Townsend & Ronnie Schmitz *63*
2 Greg McConnell & Maurice Lee 63
3 Warren Nichols & Tim Christensen 67

~ Copper Canyon Golf Club ~
June 3, 2017

Gross Division
1 Steven Blackford & Joseph Fox *62*
2 Christopher McCoy & Mary Driscol 70
3    
Net Division
1 Jim Lee & Brandon Grunbaum *65*
2 Steve Rogers & Michael Rogers 68
3    

~ Lookout Mountain Golf Club ~
June 11, 2017

Gross Division
1 Jimmy Kozikowski & James Woods *64*
2 Thomas Renli & Nick Shimon 68
3 Brian Richardson & Steve Broner 69
Net Division
1 Ryan Beeney & Joe Cuff *65*
2 Aaron Brienzo & William Phillips 65
3 John Stock & Jason Grabham 65

~ Potomac Shores Golf Club ~
June 11, 2017

Gross Division
1 Adam Kourajian & Steve Fredericks *66*
2 Mark Barshow & Keith Morgan 69
3 Ross Weinberg & Michael Keating 69
Net Division
1 Mike & Lucas Alm *63*
2 Brian Gardner & Doug Schreck 65
3 Doug Melton & Huck Blauvet 67

~ Silverado Resort and Spa ~
June 11, 2017

Gross Division
1 Odualay Chindavong & Khounkham Ngaophasy *72*
2 Brett Noland & Timothy Kay  
3    
Net Division
1 Richard Tanaka & Tracy Kim *66*
2 Simon Tao & Don Yu 69
3 Kurt Eleam & Loren Osbourne 69

~ Indian Wells Golf Resort ~
June 17, 2017

Gross Division
1 Jeffrey Howard & Greg Snider *63*
2 Jennie Robinson & Linda Olsen 70
3    
Net Division
1 Scott Werry & Chase Werry *62*
2 Tony Gallivan & Roy Bitz 65
3 Gregory Villet & George Hassapis 69

~ Tiburón Golf Club ~
June 17, 2017

Gross Division
1 Tom Rossetti & Wade Lowe *70*
2 Juan Trigo & Veronica Trigo 78
3 Donald Anderson & Michael Moberg 82
Net Division
1 John Schreiber & Laura Murphy *65*
2 John Moore & Neicey Moore 68
3 Jerry Pepple & Rob MacKinlay 69

~ Conestoga Golf Club ~
June 24, 2017

Gross Division
1 James Salerno & Mike Rose *67*
2 Daniel Castro & David Wilcoxen 69
3    
Net Division
1 Casey Paulson & Thomas Wagner *64*
2 Cole Frick & Kyle Meade 64
3 Gary Thompson & Michael Gilmore 66

~ La Cantera Resort & Spa ~
June 25, 2017

Gross Division
1 Mike Srp & Jared Patrick *68*
2 Billy Hinojos & Aliston Hinojos 71
3    
Net Division
1 David Lenton & Brooks McCall *64*
2 Mark Freund & Daniel Tak 69
3 David Scurlock & Richard Flournoy 75

~ Golf Club of Estrella ~
July 8, 2017

Gross Division
1 Stephen Balliet & Brent Wolfe *65*
2 Seth Lowy & Jeff Kirkeby 66
3 Jimmy Hilton & Tom Reis 66
Net Division
1 James Tapp & Scott Dawson *68*
2 Mike Williams & Matt Deherrera 70
3 Daniel Ramirez & Geronimo Ramirez 73

~ The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge ~
July 8, 2017

Gross Division
1 Brian Kehoe & Robert Kehoe *65*
2 Matt Gizzo & Dylan Sherwood 70
3 Kyle Jarrett & Rich Brooksbank 72
Net Division
1 Jonathan Lo & Kevin Park *65*
2 Bob Lettieri & Kevin Kelly 65
3 Bill Carden & Charles Scott 65

~ The Westin Mission Hills ~
July 9, 2017

Gross Division
1 Ben Wieringa & Avi Lasman *74*
2 Brandon & Dean Loaguin 77
3    
Net Division
1 James & Gene Marshall *62*
2 Brian Huh & Howard Yu 64
3 Steve Liggett & Lonnie Cornaire 67

~ Troon North Golf Club ~
July 9, 2017

Gross Division
1 Chris Burgau & Jack Henning *69*
2 Cesar Barrera & Brock Boven 70
3 Don Waddell & Will Zajic 71
Net Division
1 Jeff Holmes & Chase Christensen *62*
2 Kirk McClure & Chris Ashton 63
3 Andy James & Marty Feldman 65

~ Aliante Golf Club ~
July 9, 2017

Gross Division
1 Shane Romine & Joe Cordova *72*
2    
3    
Net Division
1 Nick Hetzel & Paul Peterson *62*
2    
3    

~ Centennial Golf Club ~
July 16, 2017

Gross Division
1 Scott & Dick Hack *70*
2 Dan Phelan & Tom Feaster 73
3 Matt Springer & Chris Cody 80
Net Division
1 John Keegan & Ivan Cargonja *67*
2 Mike Froloff & Bob Gebbia 68
3 Randy Sherman & Gary Shiman 69

~ Whirlwind Golf Club ~
July 16, 2017

Gross Division
1 Jake Golembiewski & Andrew Augustyniak *60*
2 Mike Wagner & Michael Kaufman 62
3 Joe Tomassini & Brian Clark 66
Net Division
1 Chase Christensen & Jeff Holmes *61*
2 Todd Magyar & Miles Mulkey 62
3 Ryan Baughman & Gavin Rodriguez 63

~ Yocha Dehe Golf Club ~
July 16, 2017

Gross Division
1 Keith Shiver & Tadashi Kawano *65*
2 Sean Odea & Sam Bivins 66
3    
Net Division
1 Scott Page & Mike Haws *61*
2 Paul Ventimiglio & Joe Borango 61
3 Robert Bucey & Bobby Bucey 62

~ Diablo Grande Golf Club ~
July 16, 2017

Gross Division
1 Brandon Morgan & Ryan Rojas *72*
2    
3    
Net Division
1 Phillip & Armando Canez *72*
2 Philip Alfrey & KC Johnson 72
3 Mike & Ryan Stormes 73

~ Maderas Golf Club ~
July 23, 2017

Gross Division
1 Jon Bergstrom & Sean Davis *69*
2 Kyle Sigmon & Adam Vazquez 69
3 Max Busch & Danny Cirulnick 71
Net Division
1 Kevin Heffernan & Christopher Go *64*
2 Dave Garcia & Bob Caya 69
3 Jake Kagnoff & Brett Dickinson 71

~ Stockton Seaview Hotel & Golf Club ~
July 30, 2017

Gross Division
1 Dan Robinson & Anthony Spano *73*
2 Kirk Becker & Karl Becker 79
3 Aaron Williams & Ryan Wallace 81
Net Division
1 Jan Wieczerzak & Ginny Wierczerzak *64*
2 Pat Learo & Justin Hoffman 74
3 Robert Drake & Michele Drake 74

~ King & Bear at World Golf Village ~
July 30, 2017

Gross Division
1 Nick Margison & Jonathan Clapp *34*
(9 holes)
2    
3    
Net Division
1 Tony Wise & Steve Page *66*
2 Stephen Stubbs & Nick Stark 68
3 Ray Murphy & Clint Lahey 68

~ Ashwood Golf Course ~
July 30, 2017

Gross Division
1 Cameron Westlake & David Rodriguez *57*
2 Charles Giampietro & Brian Moy 61
3    
Net Division
1 Matthew Schneider & Joshua Cool *55*
2 Travis Final & Kyle Mangione 64
3    

~ The Phoenician ~
August 5, 2017

Gross Division
1 Ryan Gibbs & Kale Waaso *62*
2 Brian Gething & Brandon Cox 62
3 Andrew Bowden & Conor Quinn 65
Net Division
1 Tom Grote & Ray Eveleth *62*
2 Travis Bleile & Billy Schilling 64
3 Jack Waitkus & Debbie Waitkus 65

~ Sewailo Golf Club ~
August 13, 2017

Gross Division
1 Jimmy Hilton & Tom Ries *65*
2 Billy Saunders & Kyle Price 68
3    
Net Division
1 John Bribiescas & Frank Valenzuela *62*
2 Anthony Peralta & Ruben Limon 66
3 Tobias Trejo & Jess Rojas 68

Past Troon Challenge National Finals Champions

 

Gross Division

2017 Jimmy Kozikowski & James Woods
2016 Alexander Abate & Carter Newman
2015 Steven Blackford & Joseph Fox
2014 Chad Hossack & Sean O'Malley
2013 Katrina Delen-Briones & Miguel Camitoc
2012 Jason Guptill & Kevin Altenhoff
2011 Andy Dannewitz & Brian Richmeier
2010 Thomas Renli & Jeff Koprivetz
2009 Steven Blackford & Joe Fox
2008 Jonas DeWitt & Jason Guptill
2007 David Ujihara & Gary Wing
2006 Michael Fraley & Jared Albert

Net Division

2017 Ronnie Schmitz & Dwayne Townsend
2016 Paul Ventimiglio & Joe Boragno
2015 Barbara Rund & Sean Rund
2014 Philip Bowker & Tommy Harrison
2013 Chris Grieder & Robert Baker
2012 Dan Johnson & Jim Smith
2011 Jeff Holmes & Devin Bland
2010 Bob Wood & Joel Temple
2009 Clay Scagnoli & Michael Scagnoli
2008 Nick Han & David Hwang
2007 John Brokars & Clinton McCaw
2006 Matt Nolan & John Fartelly

For questions regarding individual events and registration, please contact the course directly. 

 

All other general inquiries can be submitted using the form below.

 

Email: TroonChallenge@Troon.com
Phone: 1.888.876.6687
Fax: 480.477.0588


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