Scottsdale, Ariz. – It’s time to clean off those clubs and get out on the course; regional qualifying events for the 2004 Troon Challenge are just around the corner! Troon Golf, the world leader in luxury golf development, management, and marketing, and Nike Golf invite golfers throughout Arizona, California and Nevada to form their teams and participate in this extraordinary competition staged over several of the finest courses in the United States.

“The 2004 Troon Challenge is absolutely one of the country’s premier amateur golf events,” stated Charles Kingsbaker, Director of Group Sales and 2004 Troon Challenge Director. “The regional events and the exciting final rounds at Whirlwind Golf Club provide the ideal opportunity for all golfers of any skill level to experience Troon Golf.”

Open to all amateurs, the regional qualifying tournaments run from May through July at select Troon Golf facilities in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Entrants will vie for a chance to ultimately face off in the 2004 Troon Challenge Finals at Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, Chandler, AZ.

Nike Golf, the official sponsor of the Troon Challenge, will be conducting demo days at all regional qualifying events, culminating at the Challenge Finals. Participants will have the opportunity to test out the newest equipment from Nike Golf including the Ignite Driver and Slingshot Irons.

The entry fee is $250 per two-person team. Troon Single, Twosome, or Foursome cardholders pay only $200 per team, and only one player must be a Troon Cardholder. Entry includes green fee, a dozen Nike golf balls, cart, prize fund, and tournament awards reception. Finalists receive a customized gift pack from Nike Golf and will compete for prizes such as Nike Slingshot and Pro Combo irons. An additional $250 entry fee is required for teams advancing to the 36-hole modified two-person best ball scramble.

2004 Troon Challenge Regional Qualifying Events:

Estrella Mountain Ranch Golf Club
, Goodyear; Sunday, May 16
Legend Trail Golf Club, Carefree; Sunday, May 16
Talking Stick Golf Club — North Course, Scottsdale; Sunday, May 23
Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass — Devil’s Claw, Chandler; Sunday, June 6
The Westin Kierland Resort & Spa, Scottsdale; Sunday, June 13

Northern California:
Shadow Lakes Golf Club
, Brentwood; Sunday, June 6
Whitney Oaks Golf Club, Sacramento; Sunday, June 13

Southern California;
Eagle Glen Golf Club
, Corona; Sunday, May 16
Robinson Ranch Golf Club — Mountain Course, Santa Clarita, Sunday, July 11
Maderas Golf Club, San Diego; Sunday, July 25

D’Andrea Golf Club
, Reno; Sunday, June 13
The Revere Golf Club — Concord Course, Las Vegas; Sunday, June 20

The low gross and low net teams from the regional events qualify for the 2004 Troon Challenge National Finals at Whirlwind Golf Club at Wild Horse Pass, September 18-19. For complete regional event schedules, registration forms, rules and regulations, and further information, please visit or call 1.888.TROON U.S.

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Troon Golf manages operations at more than 140 courses located in 25 states and 11 countries. Additionally, 28 Troon Golf facilities enjoy a Top 100 ranking by national or international publications. Troon Golf properties include The Westin Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire, Scotland; Talking Stick Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Monarch Beach Golf Links, Dana Point, Calif.; Lake of Isles Golf Club, North Stonington, Conn.; The Ridge at Castle Pines North, Castle Rock, Colo.; Kooindah Golf & Country Club, New South Wales, Australia; and Bearwood Lakes Golf Club, Berkshire, England.