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Troon announces schedule for 2021 Troon Challenge

Scottsdale, Ariz. (April 8, 2021) – The regional qualifying schedule for the 2021 Troon Challenge sponsored by Callaway Golf® is set. From May through October regional qualifying events will be held at 38 facilities in 13 different states. Two-person teams in both Net and Gross Divisions will compete to qualify for spots in the Troon Challenge National Finals. The National Finals will be held in Arizona with dates and location announced at a later date. Now in its 19th year, the Troon Challenge is Troon's largest amateur golf event, attracting more than 1,600 golfers annually competing in regional qualifying events across the United States.

Regional qualifying events kickoff on Sunday, May 2 at Red Hawk Golf and Resort in Sparks, Nev. Golfers will compete in a Modified 2-Person Best Ball format. Entry fees for regional qualifiers vary by course, but the cost of all qualifying events includes green fee, cart, practice balls, a Callaway cooler, Callaway golf balls, an official AHEAD Troon Challenge hat, on-course contests, live scoring powered by Golf Genius and event prizes. For a complete list of regional qualifying dates and locations, visit

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“We are thrilled to begin our 19th year of the Troon Challenge and regional qualifiers at clubs across the country,” said Kris Strauss, senior vice president, sales and marketing, Troon. “With the recent boom in golf, we expect the 2021 edition to be bigger and better than ever. We’ve added more qualifying sites across more states, with a chance to compete in our National Finals. The goal of the 2021 Troon Challenge remains the same as 19 years ago, to provide a fun, competitive, well-run golf event for amateur golfers from our Troon-managed facilities.”

The 2021 Troon Challenge is sponsored by Callaway Golf, along with supporting partners, AHEAD, Synchronicity, Phat Scooters, Pepsi and Avis with scoring powered by Golf Genius. For more information or to register for the 2021 Troon Challenge, visit

2021 Troon Challenge Schedule:

Highland Park, Birmingham – Wednesday, July 14

Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale – Sunday, May 16
Wickenburg Ranch Golf & Social Club, Wickenburg – Sunday, June 27
Lookout Mountain Golf Club, Phoenix – Sunday, June 27
Copper Canyon Golf Club, Buckeye – Saturday, July 10
Poston Butte Golf Club, Florence – Sunday, July 18
Whirlwind Golf Club, Chandler – Sunday, July 25
Boulders Resort & Spa, Cave Creek – Sunday, August 1
The Westin Kierland Golf Club, Scottsdale – Sunday, August 8
The Phoenician, Scottsdale – Sunday, August 15
Sterling Grove, Surprise – Sunday, August 22
Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear – Saturday, August 28
Ak-Chin Southern Dunes, Maricopa – Sunday, August 29
Longbow Golf Club, Mesa – Saturday, September 18

Shadow Hills Golf Club, Indio – Sunday, June 6
The Club at Moffett Field, Mountain View – Sunday, June 6
Classic Club, Palm Desert – Sunday, June 13
Silverado Resort and Spa, Napa – Sunday, July 11
Hiddenbrooke Golf Club, Vallejo – Sunday, July 25
Native Oaks Golf Club, Valley Center – Sunday, August 1 
Yocha Dehe Golf Club, Brooks – Sunday, August 8
Baylands Golf Links, Palo Alto – Sunday, August 22
Maderas Golf Club, Poway – Sunday, September 26
Indian Wells Golf Resort, Indian Wells Sunday, October 3

The Ridge, Castle Pines – Tuesday, October 12

Westchase Golf Club, Tampa – Sunday, June 6
Tiburón Golf Club, Naples – Sunday, July 11
King & Bear at World Golf Village, St. Augustine – Sunday, August 15

Château Élan Golf Club, Braselton – Sunday, August 1

Finkbine Golf Club, Iowa City – Sunday, May 23

Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood – Saturday, August 7

Red Hawk Golf and Resort, Sparks – Sunday, May 2
Rio Secco Golf Club, Henderson – Sunday, July 18

New Jersey
Seaview Golf Club, Galloway Township – Sunday, June 13

New York
The Golf Club at Mansion Ridge, Monroe – Monday, May 17

Pronghorn, Bend – Sunday, June 6

La Cantera Hill Country Resort, San Antonio – Wednesday, May 19
The Rawls Course at Texas Tech, Lubbock – Sunday, July 25

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

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

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  

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

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

Avis: Avis Budget Group, Inc. is a leading global provider of mobility solutions, both through its Avis and Budget brands, which have more than 10,000 rental locations in approximately 180 countries around the world, and through its Zipcar brand, which is the world's leading car sharing network, with more than one million members. Avis Budget Group operates most of its car rental offices in North America, Europe and Australasia directly, and operates primarily through licensees in other parts of the world. For more information, visit

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

About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 585-plus locations around the globe, including managing 630-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 620-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Indigo Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. Troon-affiliated properties include Princeville Makai Golf Club on Kauai; Champion Hills in Hendersonville, North Carolina; Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas; and Vattanac Golf Resort in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. For additional news and information, visit

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