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Wickenburg Ranch contest aids veterans


PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 4, 2018) – Wickenburg Ranch’s Great Hole-in-One Challenge presented by Infiniti of Scottsdale came to an exciting conclusion on April 28 by giving away a brand-new Infiniti QX30 and raising $20,620 benefiting Wounded Warrior Project (WWP).

Fundraising efforts started earlier this year. Visitors to Wickenburg Ranch registered with a requested donation benefiting WWP, then had to qualify by various means at one of Wickenburg Ranch’s two golf courses, Li’l Wick or Big Wick. The Challenge Final, held on April 28, gave qualifiers a chance to win a brand-new Shea® home at Wickenburg Ranch in historic Wickenburg, Arizona. Thirty-one people attempted to make the tee shot of their life. Although no one was lucky enough to get a hole-in-one, prizes were awarded to the top five qualifiers for closest to the pin. 

“The Great Hole-in-One Challenge was a great way to showcase Wickenburg Ranch and all it has to offer, but more important is the money we were able to raise to help Wounded Warrior Project,” said Bill Brownlee, managing partner of M3 Companies. “These warriors have given everything for our freedom and we are proud to show our support for them and this amazing organization.”

The Great Hole-in-One Challenge also raised money to benefit WWP with a Sweepstakes featuring a sleek new 2018 Infiniti QX30 from Infiniti of Scottsdale. Sweepstakes tickets were available with a requested donation benefiting WWP. The winning sweepstakes ticket was drawn at the event on April 28, and Jim Pickens of Surprise, Ariz. won the brand-new car.

The $20,620 raised to benefit WWP during Wickenburg Ranch’s Great Hole-In-One Challenge will directly support the programs and services that give warriors access to mental and physical health support, employment and education assistance, and the many other services that WWP provides to its warriors, free of charge. 

“It’s organizations like Wickenburg Ranch that help Wounded Warrior Project continue to help the thousands of warriors get back on track and become a positive force in their communities,” said Frank Sonntag of Wounded Warrior Project. “The Great Hole-in-One Challenge was a great way for people to learn more about WWP and I was proud to take the first ceremonial tee shot.”

To learn how WWP’s programs and services connect, serve, and empower wounded warriors, visit

About Wickenburg Ranch

Located in historic Wickenburg, Ariz., Wickenburg Ranch, is a luxurious all-ages community featuring a Trilogy® Resort Community, with a modern Western flair, offering championship golf, innovative home designs, and a five-star resort club built on a spectacular site overlooking the golf course and serene desert terrain. For more information visit 

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 additional news and information, visit

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