National Series Concludes in Scottsdale, Ariz. after more than 1,200 Golfers Vied for a Spot in the Final Event
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Troon North Golf Club, located in Scottsdale, Ariz. and known as the hallmark of the desert golf experience is set to host a field of national finalists for the 2015 Troon Challenge National Finals presented by Callaway Golf.® The annual series is Troon's largest amateur golf event, attracting more than 1,200 competitors. Two-person teams in both Net and Gross Divisions have competed at regional host sites around the country for a chance to travel to Scottsdale and represent their home club in the national finals at Troon North.
The Troon Challenge National Finals will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 22-23, 2015, with each participant competing on Troon North’s Pinnacle Course (ranked #1 in Arizona by Golf Magazine – Best Courses Near You) and Troon North’s Monument Course (ranked #1 in Arizona, Golf Digest's "Greatest Public Courses"). Each national finalist receives an invite to the event along with a Callaway Golf gift pack, custom Imperial Headwear Troon Challenge national finalist hat, and will be eligible for prizes including award-winning Callaway Golf items and more!
“With 32 regional qualifiers held at Troon-affiliated courses, this has been a record-setting year for the Troon Challenge,” stated Kris Strauss, vice president, sales and marketing, Troon. “More than 600 two-person teams competed across the country for their chance to visit Scottsdale and compete in the national finals. We are proud to host each of the talented finalists as they compete on Troon North Golf Club’s stunning 36-hole golf course to determine who our national champions will be this year.”
“The Troon Challenge is certainly one of the marquee events held at Troon North each year,” stated Mitch Harrell vice president of operations and general manager of Troon North Golf Club. “We look forward to creating a memorable event again this year, which is sure to be marked by great golf and exciting competition.”
The 2015 Troon Challenge is presented by Callaway Golf, along with supporting partners that include Imperial Headwear (featured as the events official headwear sponsor), TRUE linkswear, Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau, THINQ Golf, MobiCoach, Pepsi, American Hole ‘n One and Infiniti of Scottsdale. National finalists will enjoy a special kick-off event on the evening of August 21, featuring a dinner reception and fun activities hosted by Troon Challenge sponsors.
For more information on the 2015 Troon Challenge presented by Callaway Golf, visit www.TroonChallenge.com or search #TroonChallenge15.
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.
Imperial Headwear: Imperial Headwear is the leading manufacturer and marketer of premium quality headwear for the golf market. Imperial is committed to style, functionality and perfection in fit and comfort. For more information, visit www.imperialsports.com.
TRUE linkswear: TRUE linkswear created the first golf shoe built on a barefoot platform, allowing the golfer to truly "Feel the Course" and enabling them to walk 36 holes right out of the box in total comfort. TRUE products are available at many national retailers. For more information, visit www.truelinkswear.com.
Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau: 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.
THINQ Golf: THINQ Golf came to fruition through the collaboration of sports psychologists, neuroscientists, and PGA/LPGA professionals who were searching for tools that could be used to improve the mental skills responsible for on-course performance. THINQ Golf's online and app-based suite of mental training games is a fun and interactive way for golfers of all ages and skill levels to better their scores. For more information, visit www.thinqgolf.com.
MobiCoach: Mobicoach is the world’s first live, remote coaching service that brings sports instructors and students together via a mobile-to-mobile learning experience. With the Mobicoach service, golfers and fitness enthusiasts can get access to world-class coaching in as little as 15 minutes – anytime, anywhere. For more information, visit www.mobicoach.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.
Infiniti of Scottsdale: Arizona drivers visit Infiniti of Scottsdale over other Phoenix-area Infiniti dealers because they know they'll receive red-carpet treatment from the time they arrive in the showroom. Infiniti of Scottsdale has a proud tradition of offering the finest Infiniti sales and service available and is conveniently located in North Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.infinitiofscottsdale.com.
Zacapa Rum: Zacapa Rum is regarded as one of the finest in the world. Aged and blended in the 'House Above the Clouds', 2300m above sea level, the cool mountain air slows aging, allowing Zacapa time to rest and develop character. Zacapa uses a unique Sistema Solera process, based on a centuries-old Spanish way of aging sherries, to blend rums of different ages in a sequence of barrels which previously held American whiskies, sweet sherries and fine Pedro Ximenez wines. Refined by craftsmanship and devotion, the whole process is artfully overseen by Master Blender Lorena Vasquez. For more information, visit www.zacaparum.com.
EXOS: EXOS is pioneering human performance. Founded in 1999 to maximize the potential of athletes, EXOS (formerly named Athletes’ Performance) has grown to become a leader in proactive health and performance, trusted by elite athletes, the military, and innovative companies worldwide. The new EXOS Golf Experience Powered by Troon is tailored for amateur golfers looking to improve their game and their health. This immersive program takes an in-depth look at nutrition, movement, flexibility, and risk for injury, and also includes fully integrated TrackMan club data measurements and 3D body-motion-capture evaluations. More on the EXOS Golf Experience
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American Hole ‘n One: American Hole 'n One began in 1986 and is the largest provider of hole in one coverage in the world. With world-class customer service and a state of the art production facility, American Hole 'n One is uniquely positioned to provide the coverage needed along with the supporting marketing materials that are vital to any successful promotion. For more information, visit www.ahno.net.
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.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company, with now more than 250 golf courses in its portfolio. Also specializing in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues, the company oversees operations at Troon Golf (daily-fee & resort) and Troon Privé (private) properties located in 36 states and 27 countries. Additionally, there are 56 Troon affiliated properties featuring 75 courses that have been recipients of a “Top 100” ranking by national and international publications. Troon properties include Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii; Sewailo Golf Club, Tucson, Ariz.; Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.; The Grove, London, England; and Mazagan Beach & Golf Resort, El Jadida, Morocco. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com, connect with Troon on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, Blog, Press Room, or subscribe to Troon Golf & Travel.