The official schedule has been set for the 2018 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf®. Now in its 16th year, the Troon Challenge is Troon’s largest amateur golf event, attracting more than 1,000 golfers competing in regional qualifying events across the United States. From April through October, regional qualifying events will be held at 37 facilities in 13 different states. Two-person teams in both Net and Gross Divisions will compete to qualify for a spot in the Troon Challenge National Finals to be held in Scottsdale, Ariz. December 7-9, 2018. The Troon Challenge National Finals will be played on Troon North Golf Club’s Pinnacle and Monument Courses - two of the top ranked golf courses in Arizona.
Qualifying events kickoff April 15th at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. and Shadow Hills Golf Club in Indio, Calif. Entry into any qualifying events includes green fee, cart, practice balls, Callaway golf balls, a Callaway mini cooler, an official AHEAD Troon Challenge hat, event prizes and a post-tournament awards reception.
“We’re excited to kick-off our 16th year of the Troon Challenge,” said Kris Strauss, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Troon. “Regional qualifying will be held at many outstanding golf courses throughout the country, including a number of Top 100 and Best-in-State courses. In 2018, we’ve shifted the Troon Challenge National Finals from August to December. The move to early December will showcase Scottsdale and Troon North during a beautiful time of year.”
For more information or to register for the 2018 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf, visit www.troon.com/troon_challenge.
The 2018 Troon Challenge is presented by Callaway Golf, along with supporting partners Experience Scottsdale, AHEAD, Pepsi and Ship Sticks. In addition, this year’s Troon Challenge scoring will be powered by Golf Genius.
2018 Troon Challenge Schedule (note that some events have already been held):
Peninsula Golf & Racquet Club, Gulf Shores - Saturday, August 11
Highland Park Golf Course, Birmingham - Wednesday, September 19
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, Maricopa - Sunday, April 15
Poston Butte Golf Club, Florence - Sunday, April 22
Lookout Mountain Golf Club, Phoenix - Sunday, May 6
Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye - Saturday, June 2
Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale - Sunday, June 3
Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg - Sunday, June 10
SunRidge Canyon Golf Club, Fountain Hills - Sunday, July 29
Boulders Resort & Spa, Cave Creek - Sunday, August 19
Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson - Sunday, August 19
Whirlwind Golf Club, Chandler - Sunday, September 9
Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear - Sunday, September 16
El Conquistador Golf & Tennis, Oro Valley - Saturday, September 22
Shadow Hills Golf Club, Indio - Sunday, April 15
La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta - Sunday, April 22
Classic Club, Palm Desert - Sunday, May 6
Diablo Grande Golf Club, Patterson - Sunday, May 6
El Macero Country Club, El Macero - Monday, May 21
Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells - Saturday, June 16
Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks - Sunday, July 15
Ashwood Golf Course, Apple Valley - Sunday, July 29
Maderas Golf Club, San Diego - Sunday, August 26
Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa - Saturday, September 8
The Westin Mission Hills, Rancho Mirage - Sunday, October 28
The Ridge, Castle Pines - Friday, October 5
Lake of Isles, North Stonington - Sunday, May 6
Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, Ocean View - Monday, October 8
Tiburón Golf Club, Naples - Sunday, June 3
Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood - Sunday, August 5
Conestoga Golf Club, Mesquite - Saturday, June 16
Seaview Hotel & Golf Club, Atlantic City - Sunday, July 29
Centennial Golf Club, Carmel - Sunday, July 15
The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, Monroe - Saturday, July 21
La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio - Sunday, June 24
The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock - Saturday, August 4
Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores - Sunday, June 10
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 with properties located in 35 states and 33 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 Lake of Isles Golf Club in North Stonington, Connecticut; Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii; The Centurion Club in London, England; Tiburón Golf Club at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples in Florida; Els Club Desaru Coast in Malaysia; and Palmilla Golf Club in San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. For more information, visit www.TroonGolf.com, or connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.