Troon sets national event for Scottsdale
August 9, 2017

Scottsdale, Ariz. (August 1, 2017) – The 2017 Troon Challenge National Finals presented by Callaway Golf® will be played August 25th – 27th at the Boulders Resort’s South Course and Troon North Golf Club’s Pinnacle Course. The annual series is Troon's largest amateur golf event, attracting more than 1,100 competitors in 2017. Two-person teams have competed and qualified in both net and gross divisions at regional host sites throughout the country since April for a chance to play in 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, August 26-27, 2017, with each participant competing on the Boulders South Course on Saturday, and Troon North’s Pinnacle Course on Sunday. On Friday, August 25th, 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 and other sponsor gifts and prizes.

The 2017 Troon Challenge is presented by Callaway Golf, along with supporting sponsors that include Experience Scottsdale, Pepsi, and Ship Sticks. Ship Sticks is a preferred partner and is simplifying the way Finalists are traveling to Scottsdale with their clubs. Finalists receive a special discount offer from Ship Sticks to ship their clubs to Scottsdale.

“We’re excited to have the Troon Challenge National Finals return to the Boulders and Troon North again this year,” said Kris Strauss, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Troon. “The Troon Challenge is now in its 15th year and its popularity continues to grow with regional qualifiers held at many Top 100, Best-in-State, and other top courses which host PGA and LPGA Tour events throughout the country. We look forward to welcoming all of the finalists to Scottsdale later this month.”

For more information on the 2017 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf, visit www.TroonChallenge.com or search #TroonChallenge17.

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. 

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. 

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 South Course at the Boulders presents 18 scenic holes with many holes playing right up and into the resort’s most recognizable boulder formations – "Boulder Pile" and "Rosie's Rock". 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. 

About Troon 

Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with more than 270 golf courses in its portfolio. Troon also 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 around the world. 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. Troon properties include 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. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media Contact:

Rob Myers
Troon 
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com