Scottsdale, Ariz. – Two of Arizona’s top golf courses, The Boulders Resort’s North Course and Troon North Golf Club’s Monument Course, will host the 2016 Troon Challenge National Finals presented by Callaway Golf® September 9-11. The annual series is Troon’s largest amateur golf event, attracting 1,040 competitors in 2016. Two-person teams in both net and gross divisions have competed and qualified at regional host sites throughout the country for a chance to travel to Scottsdale and represent their home club in the Troon Challenge National Finals.
The competitive rounds of the Troon Challenge National Finals will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 10-11, 2016, with each participant competing on The Boulders North Course on Saturday, and Troon North’s Monument Course on Sunday. On Friday, September 9th, national finalists will attend a special kick-off event at Troon North Golf Club featuring appetizers, beverages and fun activities hosted by Troon Challenge sponsors. In addition, each national finalist will enjoy a Callaway Shopping Experience, an Imperial Headwear Troon Challenge national finalist custom hat, and other sponsor gifts and prizes.
“This is the first year in the history of Troon Challenge that the tournament will be held on two different spectacular Troon courses,” said Kris Strauss, vice president, sales and marketing, Troon. “We’ve had 34 regional qualifiers held at Troon-affiliated courses around the country and now the best-of-the-best, more than 60 teams, are descending on Scottsdale for the National Finals. We are proud to host each of the talented finalists.”
The 2016 Troon Challenge is presented by Callaway Golf, along with supporting partners that include Tesla and supporting sponsors that include Imperial Headwear (featured as the events official headwear sponsor) TRUE Linkswear, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, Pepsi, SportRx and Birdie Media.
For more information on the 2016 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf, visit www.TroonChallenge.com or search #TroonChallenge16.
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.
Imperial Headwear:Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality headwear for the golf market. Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort. For more information, visit www.imperialsports.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.
TRUE linkswear: TRUE linkswear created the first golf shoe built on a barefoot platform, allowing the golfer to truly “Feel the Course” and enabling them to walk 36 holes right out of the box in total comfort. TRUE products are available at many national retailers. For more information, visit www.truelinkswear.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.
SportRx: SportRx is a SoCal-based company that was built by active opticians who ride their bikes, run their races, push their jogging strollers, and bomb down slopes. For nearly two decades, SportRx has specialized in custom prescription sunglasses (and prescription snow goggles!) for athletes in virtually every sport, and have mastered the art of prescription wrap around lenses.
Birdie Media:: The Troon Challenge National Finals signage provider, Birdie Media is the leader in supplying golf-related products to tournaments, including patent-pending products such as the Birdie Golf Cart Banners, Caddie Cuffs, Pin Cushions and Sinkers. For more information visit www.BirdieMedia.golf
Troon Challenge National Finals Host Venues:
About the Boulders Resort & Spa: 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.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf®, Honours Golf and Troon Privé properties located in 38 states and 31 countries Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, Tucson, Ariz.; The Bay Club, Berlin, Md.; Prince’s Golf Club, Sandwich, England; and CostaBaja Golf Club, in La Paz, Mexico.