Scottsdale, Ariz. (December 17, 2018) – The 2018 Troon Challenge National Finals presented by Callaway Golf® recently concluded at Troon North Golf Club with participants competing on the Pinnacle and Monument Courses.
Sixty-five, two-person teams represented their home clubs in the National Finals and competed in both gross and net divisions.
In the Gross Division, the team of Colin Olberding and Scott Blair from Shadow Hills Golf Club in Indio, Calif. shot rounds of 63-62 (125) to finish in first place. In the Net Division, the team of Brian Wiscombe and Denny Sikkila representing Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz. shot rounds of 63-61 (124) to win the Net Division.
GROSS Player 1 Player 2 Qualifier R1 R2 TOTAL
1st Colin Olberding Scott Blair Shadow Hills 63 62 125
2nd Josh Correa Marc Engellenner Yocha Dehe 64 63 127
3rd Ben Harden Johnny Campion GC of Estrella 63 66 129
NET Player 1 Player 2 Qualifier R1 R2 TOTAL
1st Brian Wiscombe Denny Sikkila Whirlwind 63 61 124
2nd Johnathan More Scott MacKenzie Boulders 64 63 127
3rd Bailey Ogrin Logan France Troon North 66 62 128
The annual Troon Challenge is Troon’s largest amateur golf event, attracting more than 1,600 competitors in 2018. Two-person teams competed and qualified in both net and gross divisions at regional host sites throughout the country since April for a chance to play in Scottsdale and represent their home club in the Troon Challenge National Finals.
The 2018 Troon Challenge was presented by Callaway Golf, along with supporting sponsors that included Experience Scottsdale, Pepsi, Ship Sticks, AHEAD, Golf Genius, AMPD and Precision Pro. Ship Sticks was a preferred partner and simplified the way Finalists traveled to Scottsdale with their clubs. Finalists received a special discount offer from Ship Sticks to ship their clubs to Scottsdale.
For more information on the Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf, visit www.TroonChallenge.com or search #TroonChallenge18.
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.
Experience Scottsdale: 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.
Golf Genius: Golf Genius software offers affordable, fully-featured cloud-based software for organizing and managing golf events, leagues and trips. Golf Genius saves time and eliminates hassle for PGA Professionals, event organizers, league managers, amateur and professional associations and trip captains, enabling them to deliver a greatly enhanced experience to golfers with live scoring, TV leaderboards and custom websites displaying pairings, results, statistics, sponsor branding, photos, message boards, and more. For more information, visit www.golfgenius.com.
AHEAD: Founded in 1995, AHEAD is a multi-dimensional brand with a proven track record of success distributing headwear, apparel, and accessories to the green grass, resort, and corporate markets. Its single focus of providing quality products, innovative, high-quality design, and merchandising concepts has led to more than 20 years of continued growth and expansion. AHEAD is a leading supplier of headwear to the USGA, PGA of America, Ryder Cup, and numerous PGA Tour events in addition to more than 5,000 green grass and resort shops throughout the world. Among active professional golfers who wear AHEAD gear on the course are Jim Furyk and Brittany Lincicome. Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Annika Sorenstam wear AHEAD exclusively. For more information, visit www.aheadweb.com.
AMPD Golf Performance: AMPD Golf Performance was born from a passion to utilize the platform built for developing athletic golf champions through implementation of innovation and technology to elevate the ceiling of athletes from novice to pro alike. AMPD’s technology produces dynamic golf-athletes more efficient and effective, using data and research to constantly improve the way we innovate. To learn more about AMPD Golf Performance, visit www.ampdgolfperformance.com.
Precision Pro: Precision Pro Golf is a golf technology company, founded by golfers, that makes great products to help golfer hit more greens. We believe accurate information allows golfers to swing with confidence making golf more enjoyable. Visit www.precisionprogolf.com for more information.
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.
Troon North Golf Club is owned and operated by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 360 locations around the globe, including 280 golf courses at 246 facilities. In addition to golf, Troon 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. With properties located in 35 states and 30 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International and Cliff Drysdale Management. There are currently 60 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 80 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Bayside Resort Golf Club in Selbyville, Delaware; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; Mauna Lani Resort on the Kohala Coast on Hawaii; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Lofoten Links in Norway; and Mollymook Golf Club in Australia. 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.