Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon® the leader in golf course management, development, and marketing, has introduced a new series of competitive amateur golf events called the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series. The multi-stage series builds on the success of the Saguaro Amateur, held in early January at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club, while providing high-level amateurs, college players, juniors and Troon-facility club champions a chance to compete throughout the year.
The Sizzler, the first event of the Troon Saguaro Amateur Series, will be held June 10-13 at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz. Fall events will include The Gobbler at Sewailo Golf Club at Casino Del Sol in Tucson, Ariz. November 19-22 and The Agave at Shadow Hills Golf Club in Rancho Mirage, Calif. December 19-22. The Troon Saguaro Amateur Series will be capped off at the season-ending Saguaro Amateur at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. January 1-4, 2018. Each event winner and top point earners will earn exemptions into the Saguaro Amateur.
The concept of the Saguaro Amateur and its evolution into a series is the brainchild of University of Colorado Head Men’s Golf Coach Roy Edwards, University of Wyoming Director of Golf Programs Joe Jensen, and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes General Manager Brady Wilson. Troon is the series’ inaugural title sponsor.
The Troon Saguaro Amateur Series includes the following events:
The Sizzler – Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz.; June 10-13, 2017
The Gobbler – Sewailo at Casino Del Sol, Tucson, Ariz.; November 19-22, 2017
The Agave – Shadow Hills Golf Club, Rancho Mirage, Calif; December 19-22, 2017
The Saguaro* – Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, Maricopa, AZ: January 1-4, 2018
*Troon Saguaro Amateur Series Championship
“Troon is excited to host some of the best amateur golfers in the country at a few of our most stunning venues,” said Mitch Harrell, president, Troon Golf. “Having seen the original Saguaro Amateur grow into a premier amateur event over the last four years, I’m certain Troon North, Sewailo, Shadow Hills and Ak-Chin Southern Dunes will do an outstanding job of challenging the best of the best in amateur golf.”
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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, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon) and Troon International properties located in 36 states and 31 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. Princeville Makai Golf Club, Kauai, Hawaii; Centurion Club, London, England; Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells, Calif.; Els Club Desaru Coast, Malaysia; and Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa, Calif.