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TROON ANNOUNCES 2017 TROON CHALLENGE SCHEDULE
Author: Rob Myers
The annual Troon Challenge is Troon's largest amateur golf event, attracting more than 1,200 loyal golfers competing in regional qualifying events across the United States. Two-person teams in both Net and Gross Divisions will vie for the chance to qualify for the National Finals to be held in Scottsdale Ariz. August 25-27, 2017. The Troon Challenge National Finals will feature a rotation of golf courses with tournament rounds being played at Boulders Resort & Spa (North Course) and Troon North Golf Club (Pinnacle Course).
Qualifying events kickoff April 2nd at Shadow Hills Golf Club in Indio, Calif. Entry into any qualifying event includes green fee, cart, practice balls, event prizes, and a post-tournament awards reception.
"Regional qualifying for the 2017 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf will be held at a number of Top 100, Best-in-State, and facilities that host PGA TOUR and LPGA Tour events," said Kris Strauss, vice president, sales and marketing, Troon. "Huge national competitions such as this wouldn't be possible without the support of our frequent players, the incredible golf courses and of course, our supporting event partners. We encourage amateurs across the country to tee it up in a qualifying event as we'd love to see them in Scottsdale this August."
The 2017 Troon Challenge is presented by Callaway Golf, along with supporting partners Scottsdale Convention and Visitors Bureau, Pepsi and Ship Sticks.
2017 Troon Challenge Schedule
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, Maricopa - Sunday, April 30
El Conquistador Golf & Tennis, Oro Valley - Saturday, May 6
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, Fountain Hills - Wednesday, May 31
Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye - Saturday, June 3
Lookout Mountain Golf Club, Phoenix - Sunday, June 11
Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear - Saturday, June 24
Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale - Sunday, July 9
Whirlwind Golf Club, Chandler - Sunday, July 16
The Phoenician, Scottsdale - Saturday, August 5
Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson - Sunday, August 13
Shadow Hills Golf Club, Indio - Sunday, April 2
PGA WEST, La Quinta - Sunday, April 23
Classic Club, Palm Desert - Sunday, May 7
Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa - Sunday, June 11
Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells - Saturday, June 17
The Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage - Sunday, July 9
Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks - Sunday, July 16
Diablo Grande Golf Club, Patterson - Sunday, July 16
Maderas Golf Club, San Diego - Sunday, July 23
The Ridge, Castle Pines - Friday, May 12
Lake of Isles, North Stonington - Sunday, May 21
Tiburón Golf Club, Naples - Saturday, June 17
King & Bear at World Golf Village, St. Augustine - Sunday, July 30
Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood - Saturday, August 5
Aliante Golf Club, North Las Vegas - Sunday, July 16
Conestoga Golf Club, Mesquite - Saturday, June 24
Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, Atlantic City - Sunday, July 30
The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, Monroe - Saturday, July 8
Centennial Golf Club, Carmel - Sunday, July 16
Palmilla Beach Golf Club, Port Aransas - Sunday, May 21
La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio - Sunday, June 25
Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores - Sunday, June 11
Troon Challenge Official Sponsor Details
Callaway Golf: Callaway Golf Company (NYSE: ELY) creates products designed to make every golfer a better golfer. Callaway Golf Company manufactures and sells golf clubs and golf balls, and sells golf accessories, under the Callaway Golf and Odyssey brands worldwide. For more information, visit www.callawaygolf.com.
Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau: Welcome to the world's finest golf destination. It's a bold claim, but we've got the numbers to back it up. Start with nearly 200 Scottsdale-area golf courses and 330 plus days of sunshine annually. Add in local residents like Aaron Baddeley, Brandel Chamblee and Tom Lehman. And when you top it off with an enviable collection of golf lifestyle pursuits, Scottsdale's virtues are as clear as the sky on a typical day. For more information, visit www.experiencescottsdale.com.
Pepsi:Pepsi has been bringing fun and refreshment to consumers for over 100 years. From its humble beginnings over a century ago, Pepsi-Cola has grown to become one of the best known, most loved products throughout the world. For more information, visit www.pepsiusa.com.
Ship Sticks: Founded in 2011, Ship Sticks provides a door-to-door shipping solution for the traveling golfer who desires a hassle-free traveling experience. As the most reliable and cost effective shipping service available, Ship Sticks has partnered with the world's finest Golf Resorts, Country Clubs and Hotels to allow for an effortless shipping experience. Shipping golf clubs and luggage with Ship Sticks allows you to save time and money at the airport by avoiding the long check-in lines, crowded baggage terminals, and expensive baggage fees. Whether your clubs are being picked up from your home or office, Ship Sticks guarantees an on-time delivery to wherever you're staying or playing. For additional information with regards to these convenient services, please visit www.shipsticks.com.
Troon Challenge National Finals Host Venues in Scottsdale, Ariz.
About The Boulders
Featuring two championship-level, Jay Morrish-designed golf courses, The Boulders is known for its breathtaking surroundings, rugged beauty and considered to be among the most demanding in the Southwest. Both the North and South Courses have won some of the industry's highest accolades including Golf Magazine's "Platinum Medal" award as one of the "Top 10 U.S. Courses" and Golfweek's "Best Courses, State-by-State" rankings. Ancient boulder formations and sun-splashed terrain offer an ideal backdrop for those looking for a unique desert golf experience. The North Course at The Boulders presents 18 scenic holes and the natural landscape of the desert foothills and stunning views of Black Mountain. For more information, visit www.theboulders.com.
About Troon North Golf Club
Troon North Golf Club stands as a hallmark of the Scottsdale desert golf experience with two 18-hole courses stretching through the natural ravines and foothills in the shadows of Pinnacle Peak. Giant granite boulders lie strewn across the rugged landscape of Arizona's Sonoran Desert, where Troon North Golf Club combines iconic golf with the visual sensation of desert landscape, providing a standard unmatched in the American Southwest. For more information, visit www.troonnorthgolf.com.