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Troon Challenge Finals

Dear 2021 Troon Challenge Finals Participants,

Congratulations again on qualifying for the 2021 Troon Challenge National Finals presented by Callaway Golf at Whirlwind Golf Club & Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Phoenix, AZ.

We have a fun and memorable weekend planned for everyone!

We would like to take this opportunity to highlight a few different items that you will find on the 2021 Troon Challenge Finals website.

  • Finals Itinerary Play will begin with a 10:00 a.m. shotgun both days. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for participants each day. We have also included a listing of attractions, restaurants and Troon/OB managed facilities that are located in Arizona.
  • Rules Sheet- Please take time to familiarize yourself with the 2021 Troon Challenge Finals rules. Men will be playing from the BLACK Troon tee markers and Ladies from the WHITE Troon tee markers each day.
  • Prize Sheet- There will be on-course contest prizes for the whole field each day.

All information for these three bullet points are listed below.

Last but not least, if there is anything that we can do to make your 2021 Troon Challenge Finals experience more enjoyable, please don’t hesitate to let us know!

Thanks again for playing.  We look forward to a safe, fun and exciting championship!

Regards,

Jessica Zimmerman

Troon Challenge Tournament Organizer

2021 Troon Challenge Finals

Whirlwind Golf Club & Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

Friday, December 10
Start Time Event Location
5:00 PM Welcome Reception (Appetizers & Drinks) Gila River Hotels & Casinos
Callaway Concept Shop Gila River Hotels & Casinos
7:00 PM Reception Concludes

 

Saturday, December 11
Start Time Event Location

8:30 AM – NEW

Breakfast | Warm-up | Registration Whirlwind Golf Club
10:00 AM Shotgun Start Whirlwind Golf Club – Cattail Course
12:00 PM Grab & Go Lunch served on the course Whirlwind Golf Club – Cattail Course

 

Sunday, December 12
Start Time Event Location

9:00 AM – NEW

Breakfast | Warm-up | Registration Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

9:30 AM – NEW

Phat Scooters Putting Competition Finals Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

11:00 AM – FROST DELAY

Shotgun Start Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
12:00 PM Grab & Go Lunch served on the course Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club
3:00 PM Awards Reception Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club

*All information and times are subject to change.

Gila River Hotels & Casinos: 5040 W. Wild Horse Pass Blvd., Chandler, AZ 85226
Whirlwind Golf Club: 5692 West North Loop Rd., Chandler, AZ 85226
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club: 48456 West Highway 238, Maricopa, AZ 85139

THANK YOU TO ALL OUR SPONSORS AND PARTNERS

Thank you to our sponsors: Callaway Golf, Gila River Hotel & Casino Wild Horse Pass, Golf Genius Software, ahead, PHAT Scooters, AVIS, Pepsi and Golf Invite

Notice to Players and Local Rules Sheet

1)    All play will be governed by USGA Rules.  The “one-ball” rule is NOT in effect.

  • Men will play from the BLACK TROON TEE MARKERS/ (Gold or Blue Tee Yardage)
  • Women will play from the WHITE TROON TEE MARKERS / (Jade or Red Tee Yardage)

2)    Format is a modified best-ball.  Each player tees off and the team selects the best tee shot.  The selected tee shot may be lifted, cleaned and placed within 6 inches of the original drive without altering the conditions.  Players will play their own ball from that point (stroke play), until it is holed.  Please record both individual scores and which individual’s drive is used.

3)    You may not alter the conditions in which your team is playing from. (For example, if you are in the rough, you may place the ball 6 inches from the original ball, but it MUST STAY in the rough).

4)    Each player must use his/her drive a minimum of 6 times during the round.

5)    The Handicap Index is used to calculate the course handicap where 50% will be used for players.  Strokes are marked on the applicable holes for each player.

6)    “Closest to the Pin” and “Longest Drive” contests are available on different holes each day.  Please refer to your player’s packet for prizes.

7)      If at any point the competitor is doubtful of a ruling, he/she may invoke Rule 3-3 and may complete the hole, without penalty, using two balls. The player must announce to the fellow competitor that he/she intends to play two balls and which one he/she wishes to count if the rules permit.

8)     Any ties will be determined by U.S.G.A recommendations: The back nine total score, if there is still a tie we will use the last 6 holes, if there is still a tie we will use the last 3 holes, if there is still a tie we will use the last hole (#18). Because of the shotgun start, the “last nine holes, last six holes, etc.” will be considered holes 10-18, 13-18, etc.

9)     The ‘Alternative to Stroke & Distance’ option is in effect.

10)     Ground under repair is defined by white lines

11)     Javelina damage and new sod are considered abnormal ground conditions. (Rule 16.1); take free relief one club length from the nearest point no closer to the hole.

12)     Line of play relief from an immovable obstruction may be taken if the obstruction is within two club-lengths of the green and two club-lengths from the ball. Ball is to be dropped no closer to the hole.

Finals Prize List

Saturday, December 11th, 2021 – Day 1 Prizes

  • Hole-in-One #10: $10,000
  • Long Drive Hole #17:  OGIO Crunch Black Duffle Bag
  • Closest to the Pin Hole #3: OGIO Pace Pro Black Backpack
  • Closest to the Pin Hole #15 (Top 5 continue to Sunday): Phat Scooter

Sunday, December 12th, 2021 – Day 2 Prizes

  • Top 5 from Day 1 will compete in a putting contest: Phat Scooter
  • Hole-in-One #6: $10,000
  • Long Drive Hole #16: OGIO Crunch Black Duffle Bag
  • Closest to the Pin Hole #4: OGIO Pace Pro Black Backpack
  • Closest to the Pin Hole #11: OGIO Pace Pro Black Backpack

Overall Prizes – Two Day Total Score

Gross Division

  • 1st Place Team: Crystal championship Trophy + 2-Ball Ten Putter + $150 Callaway GC + 1 Dozen Callaway Chrome Soft 20 Triple Track Golf Balls
  • 2nd Place Team: Callaway Jaws MD5 Tour Wedge + $50 Callaway GC + 1 Dozen Callaway Chrome Soft 20 Triple Track Golf Balls
  • 3rd Place Team: OGIO Mid Gray Travel Cover + 1 Dozen Callaway Chrome Soft 20 Triple Track Golf Balls
  • Most Honest Team: 1 Dozen Callaway ERC Soft 21 Triple Track Golf Balls

 Net Division

  • 1st Place Team: Crystal championship Trophy + 2-Ball Ten Putter + $150 Callaway GC + 1 Dozen Callaway Chrome Soft 20 Triple Track Golf Balls
  • 2nd Place Team: Callaway Jaws MD5 Tour Wedge + $50 Callaway GC + 1 Dozen Callaway Chrome Soft 20 Triple Track Golf Balls
  • 3rd Place Team: OGIO Mid Gray Travel Cover + 1 Dozen Callaway Chrome Soft 20 Triple Track Golf Balls
  • Most Honest Team: 1 Dozen Callaway ERC Soft 21 Triple Track Golf Balls

*All participants will be receiving two sleeves of Callaway Chrome Soft Triple Track golf balls, Troon Challenge Finals hat, Callaway Golf Towel, $100 Callaway concept shop experience, and two drink tickets from our partner at the welcome reception hosted by Gila River Hotels & Casinos.