Troon Challenge series to begin in May
April 10, 2019

TROON ANNOUNCES 2019 TROON CHALLENGE SCHEDULE

Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 5, 2019) – The official schedule has been set for the 2019 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf®. Now in its 17th year, the Troon Challenge is Troon's largest amateur golf event, attracting more than 1,600 golfers competing in regional qualifying events across the United States. From May through November, regional qualifying events will be held at over 34 facilities in 11 different states. Two-person teams in both Net and Gross Divisions will compete to qualify for spots in the Troon Challenge National Finals, to be held in Scottsdale, Ariz. December 6-8, 2019. The Troon Challenge National Finals will be played at The Phoenician Golf Club and Troon North Golf Club’s Monument Course – two of the top ranked golf courses in Arizona.

Regional qualifying events kickoff May 5th at Lake of Isles in North Stonington, Conn. and Shadow Hills Golf Club in Indio, Calif. Entry into qualifying events includes green fee, cart, practice balls, Callaway golf balls, an Ogio shoe bag, an official AHEAD Troon Challenge hat, event prizes and a post-tournament awards reception.

“Last year was a record year for the Troon Challenge with more than 1,600 regional golfers vying for a chance to come to Scottsdale for the Troon Challenge Finals at Troon North,” said Kris Strauss, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Troon. “This year, with over 34 regional qualifying events in 11 states, we know 2019 will be even bigger and better. We are looking forward to seeing how the exciting qualifying events unfold and hosting the 2019 Finals at The Phoenician and Troon North.”

“We certainly couldn’t pull off events of this scale without the support of our loyal golf guests, Troon Cardholders, host venues and of course, our sponsors such as Callaway Golf, Golf Genius, Experience Scottsdale, AHEAD, Pepsi and Ship Sticks,” added Strauss. “To all involved, thank you, and we look forward to a great Troon Challenge season!”

For more information or to register for the 2019 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf, visit www.troon.com/troon_challenge.

The 2019 Troon Challenge is presented by Callaway Golf, along with supporting partners Experience Scottsdale, AHEAD, Pepsi, and Ship Sticks, with scoring powered by Golf Genius.

2019 Troon Challenge Schedule:

Alabama

Highland Park Golf Course, Birmingham – Wednesday, July 17

Arizona

Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale – Sunday, June 2

Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg – Sunday, June 9

El Conquistador Golf & Tennis, Oro Valley - Saturday, June 22

The Phoenician, Scottsdale – Sunday, June 23

Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye – Saturday, July 13

Boulders Resort & Spa, Cave Creek – Sunday, August 4

The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale – Sunday, August 11

Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson – Sunday, August 18

Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, Maricopa – Sunday, August 25

Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear – Sunday, September 8

Lookout Mountain Golf Club, Phoenix – Saturday, September 14

Whirlwind Golf Club, Chandler – Sunday, September 22

Laughlin Ranch Golf Club, Bullhead City – Saturday, November 2

Poston Butte Golf Club, Florence – Sunday, November 10

California

Shadow Hills Golf Club, Indio – Sunday, May 5

Ashwood Golf Course, Apple Valley – Sunday, July 28

Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa – Sunday, July 28

The Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage – Sunday, August 4

Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks – Sunday, August 4

Diablo Grande Golf Club, Patterson – Sunday, August 18

Maderas Golf Club, San Diego – Sunday, August 25

Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells Sunday, September 22

Classic Club, Palm Desert – Sunday, October 6

PGA WEST, La Quinta – Sunday, October 27

Colorado

The Ridge, Castle Pines – Friday, October 11

Connecticut

Lake of Isles, North Stonington – Sunday, May 5

Florida

Tiburón Golf Club, Naples – Sunday, June 9

Kansas

Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood – Saturday, August 10

New Jersey

Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, Atlantic City – Sunday, August 4

New York

Centennial Golf Club, Carmel – Sunday, July 14

The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, Monroe – Monday, July 29

Texas

La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio – Sunday, June 23

The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock – Sunday, June 23

Virginia

Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores – Sunday, August 18

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.

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.

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.

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.

About The Phoenician Golf Club
Following a 10-month redesign, the new Phoenician Golf Club opened for play on November 1, 2018. The new 18-hole course showcases the unique beauty of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert and matches the reputation and quality of the award-winning resort. The new course plays to a par of 71 and offers four sets of player-friendly tees ranging from 4,594 yards from the forward tees, to 6,518 yards from the championship tees. For more information, visit www.golfthephoenician.com.

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at more than 430 locations around the globe, including managing 470 18-hole equivalent golf courses. 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 45 states and 33 countries, divisions of Troon include Troon Golf, Honours Golf, Troon Privé (the private club operating division of Troon), Troon International, OB Sports, Cliff Drysdale Management and RealFood Consulting. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Belfair in Bluffton, South Carolina; Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club in Wickenburg, Ariz.; Yocha Dehe Golf Club in Brooks, Calif.; Saadiyat Beach Golf Club in Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Buenaventura Golf Club in Panama. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media Contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
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