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Troon announces 2020 Troon Challenge schedule

Regional qualifying will be held at dozens of Troon facilities in 11 states from June through November, with 2-person teams in net and gross divisions qualifying for the Troon Challenge National Finals on Nov. 20-22 in Sedona, Ariz.

Scottsdale, Ariz. (June 12, 2020) – The official schedule has been set for the 2020 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf®. Now in its 18th 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 June through November, regional qualifying events will be held at over 28 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 Sedona, Ariz. November 20-22, 2020. The Troon Challenge National Finals will be played at Sedona Golf Resort and Seven Canyons – two of Arizona’s top-ranked golf courses.

Seven Canyons Golf Club in Sedona Arizona
Seven Canyons Golf Club in Sedona, Ariz.

Regional qualifying events kickoff June 14th at Classic Club in Palm Desert, Calif. and Lookout Mountain Golf Club in Phoenix, Ariz. Entry into qualifying events includes green fee, cart, practice balls, Callaway golf balls, a Callaway Mavrik towel, an official AHEAD Troon Challenge hat, and event prizes.

“We are excited to launch the 2020 Troon Challenge regional qualifiers at clubs across the country,” said Kris Strauss, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Troon. “We remain committed to the health and safety of all guests and Troon Challenge participants and continue to be vigilant in executing the numerous safety precautions at each of our managed facilities. The Troon Challenge will look a little different this year with tee times instead of shotgun starts, physical distancing guidelines followed and the like, but the spirit remains the same – a fun, competitive golf event for amateur golfers.”

For more information or to register for the 2020 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf, visit www.troon.com/play-troon-programs/troon-challenge/.

The 2020 Troon Challenge is presented by Callaway Golf, along with supporting partners, AHEAD, Synchronicity, Laughton Team, Pepsi and Phat Scooters, with scoring powered by Golf Genius.

2020 Troon Challenge Schedule:
Alabama
Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club, Gulf Shores – Saturday, August 29

Arizona
Lookout Mountain Golf Club, Phoenix – Sunday, June 14
Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye – Saturday, July 11
The Phoenician, Scottsdale – Sunday, July 12
Poston Butte Golf Club, Florence – Sunday, July 19
Whirlwind Golf Club, Chandler – Sunday, July 26
The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale – Sunday, August 9
Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg – Sunday, August 16
Boulders Resort & Spa, Cave Creek – Sunday, August 23
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, Maricopa – Sunday, August 30
Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale – Sunday, September 13
Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear – TBD

California
Classic Club, Palm Desert – Sunday, June 14
Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa – Sunday, July 12
Ashwood Golf Course, Apple Valley – Sunday, July 26
Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks – Sunday, August 2
Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells Sunday, October 4
Shadow Hills Golf Club, Indio – TBD

Colorado
The Ridge, Castle Pines – Tuesday, July 14

Florida
Tiburón Golf Club, Naples – Sunday, July 12
Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village, St. Augustine – Sunday, August 23

Kansas
Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood – Saturday, August 8

Nevada
Rio Secco, Henderson – Sunday, August 23

New York
The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, Monroe – Monday, July 27
Centennial Golf Club, Carmel – Sunday, August 23

Oregon
Pronghorn, Bend – Sunday, August 23

Texas
La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio – Sunday, July 26
The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock – Sunday, August 2

Virginia
Potomac Shores Golf Club, Potomac Shores – Saturday, September 12

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.
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.
Phat Scooters: Phat Scooters is a Tempe, Arizona-based company that produces a series of fun-to-ride, all-electric, single-rider scooters, including Phat Golf Scooters. For more information about Phat Scooters or to find a course near you offering an HD Golf scooter, visit www.PhatGolf.com.
Synchronicity: From naturally breeding our proprietary hemp plant over the past 20 years to our hand-pressed infusion, our team’s passion (no, make that obsession) will keep creating the most potent hemp oil of its kind anywhere on Earth. For more information, visit www.synchronicityhempoil.com.

Laughton Team: The Laughton Team has helped thousands of families buy and sell homes all over the Phoenix metro area, from Gilbert to Peoria. Whether you are looking to sell your home on the 18th green or purchase a quaint starter home near great schools, The Laughton Team can offer excellent service, unwavering care and first hand market knowledge. For more information, visit https://kylez.myphoenixhomesearch.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
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 475-plus 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 475-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 43 states and 33 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington; The Virginian in Bristol, Virginia; Kapalua Golf in Maui, Hawaii; Lofoten Links in Gimsoysand, Norway; and The Els Club Dubai in United Arab Emirates. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.

Media contact:
Rob Myers
Troon
480.477.0506
rmyers@troon.com