Scottsdale, Ariz. (February 15, 2018) – Troon®, the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, is pleased to announce that 11 of its affiliated facilities have been selected to host local or subregional qualifying events for Drive, Chip and Putt in the 2018-2019 qualifying season.
Conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), Masters Tournament and the PGA of America, Drive, Chip and Putt is a free youth golf development initiative for boys and girls, ages 7-15. Local qualifying opportunities will be held in all 50 states throughout the months of May, June, July and August. Entrants will play in girls’ and boys’ divisions in four age categories, with scoring centered around golf’s three fundamental skills (Driving, Chipping and Putting). Top performers at the local level will advance through subregional and regional qualifiers in July/August and September, respectively, at some of the nation’s most acclaimed venues and championship sites. From these qualifiers, 80 finalists – 40 boys and 40 girls – will earn an invitation to compete in the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 7, the eve of the 2019 Masters Tournament.
In recent years, finalists have either come through qualifiers at Troon locations or call Troon-managed facilities their home clubs. In 2014, Raina Ports of El Conquistador Golf & Tennis in Oro Valley, Ariz., made it to the finals and placed second overall in her division. Grant Herrenbruck and Tate Herrenbruck from Salina Country Club in Salina, Kan., both made it to the finals in 2015 and 2016. In 2016, Sarah Lydic of Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, a Troon-managed facility in Ocean View, Del., also earned one of 80 spots in the National Finals.
Troon Drive, Chip and Putt host locations for this year’s qualifying season include:
- Troon North (Scottsdale, Ariz.) – June 6, 2018
- Seaview Golf Resort (Galloway, N.J.) – June 10, 2018
- Golf Club of Estrella (Goodyear, Ariz.) – June 27, 2018
- El Macero Country Club (El Macero, Calif.) – July 3, 2018
- Marin Country Club (Novato, Calif.) – July 10, 2018
- Reunion Golf & Country Club (Madison, Miss.) – July 12, 2018
- The Golf Club at Champions Circle (Fort Worth, Texas) – July 14, 2018
- World Golf Village (St. Augustine, Fla.) – July 21, 2018
- Chateau Elan Golf Club (Braselton, Ga.) – July 23, 2018
- Knollwood Country Club (Elmsford, N.Y.) – July 23, 2018
- The Powder Horn Golf Club (Sheridan, Wyo.) – August 4, 2018
Online registration for Drive, Chip and Putt local qualifying is now available at www DriveChipandPutt.com.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 150 restaurants located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities around the world. The company oversees operations at Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International with properties located in 35 states and 33 countries. Additionally, there are 57 Troon affiliated properties featuring 79 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.