2022 TROON CHALLENGE NATIONAL FINALS CONCLUDE WITH EXCITING FINISH IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
Indian Wells, Calif. (December 12, 2022) – The 2022 Troon Challenge sponsored by Callaway Golf® concluded over the weekend with the National Finals at Indian Wells Golf Resort in Indian Wells, Calif. Now in its 20th year, the Troon Challenge is Troon’s largest amateur golf event, attracting more than 1,500 golfers annually competing in regional qualifying events across the United States for a chance to play in the National Finals. 70 two-person teams (140 golfers) represented their home clubs in the National Finals played on Indian Wells Golf Resort’s award-winning Celebrity and Players courses, competing in both Gross and Net Divisions over the 36-hole, two-day event, held December 10 and 11, 2022.
In the Gross Division, the team of Logan France and Bailey Ogrin from the regional qualifier at The Boulders Resort & Spa in Carefree, Ariz. shot rounds of 65-61 (126) to finish in first place. In the Net Division, the team of Sean Keefe and Josh Levitt representing Monarch Beach Golf Links in Dana Point, Calif. shot rounds of 63-63 (126) to win. The winning teams each received crystal championship trophies, an Odyssey White Hot OG Putter, $150 Callaway Gift card, 1 Dozen Chrome Soft Callaway Golf Balls and a 2023 National Foursome Troon Card.
GROSS Player 1 Player 2 Qualifier R1 R2 TOTAL
1st Logan France Bailey Ogrin The Boulders 65 61 126
2nd Jeff Keen Dalen Demary The Boulders 63 65 128
3rd Trevor Stock CJ Weston Longbow 66 64 130
NET Player 1 Player 2 Qualifier R1 R2 TOTAL
1st Sean Keefe Josh Levitt Monarch Beach 63 63 126
2nd Jimmy Hilton Keith Beaman Copper Canyon 67 63 130*
3rd Chris Pollastrini Joseph Alridge Silverado 63 67 130*
*denotes won tiebreaker
“Congratulations to all of the finalists who earned their way to stunning Indian Wells Golf Resort for the National Finals, especially the winning teams from The Boulders and Monarch Beach,” said Kris Strauss, Executive Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Troon. “This may have been our best Troon Challenge season yet, from the interest in the many qualifiers, to the support of our event sponsors, to an amazing finale host venue in the City of Indian Wells and Indian Wells Golf Resort. We are already planning the 2023 event and building upon what is a great tradition in the Troon Challenge.”
Troon developed the Troon Challenge in 2003 as a way for amateur golfers to compete in fun, competitive, well-run golf events at Troon-affiliated facilities. The National Final has been held in a warm weather destination in late November or early December since the event’s inception, and provides qualifiers with an opportunity to play for prizes and bragging rights.
The 2022 Troon Challenge was sponsored by Callaway Golf, along with supporting partners, AHEAD, cbdMD, Golf Invite, Toptracer, and Pepsi, with scoring powered by Golf Genius. For more information, visit www.TroonChallenge.com.
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.
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.
cbdMD: cbdMD, Inc. is one of the world’s leading, most highly trusted health & wellness CBD companies, whose current lineup of products includes CBD tinctures, CBD gummies, CBD capsules, CBD topicals, CBD botanical skincare products, full spectrum options and CBD pet products. Discover the preferred products of two-time Masters Champion Bubba Watson, visit cbdMD.com or for the full selection of products, visit one of the 6,000 retail outlets that carry cbdMD products.
Golf Invite: Golf Invite is the single resource for all your event needs, ensuring your events success by providing industry leading products and service. Customizable Hole-in-One Packages, Putting & Shootout Contests, Custom Signage & Awards, Web Based Event Software and Logo Merchandise are provided a la carte and can be added to an existing event plan to add value and unexpected excitement that is sure to leave a lasting impression. For more information, visit www.golfinvite.com.
Toptracer: Toptracer is the number one range technology in golf. Toptracer Range delivers the same ball-tracking technology (including total distance, carry distance, ball speed and launch angle) that traces the shots of the best players in the game on television. For more information, visit https://toptracer.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.
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.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 725-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, ClubUp, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf and ICON Management. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Troon Chronicles, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Magazine.