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Silver Creek Valley Country Club set to host 2nd annual Innovation Cup golf tournament

San Jose, Calif. (September 12, 2022) – Silver Creek Valley Country Club in San Jose, Calif. will host its second annual Innovation Cup golf tournament on Thursday, September 15, 2022. Silicon Valley and Bay Area technology companies will compete against partners and rivals to determine the best tech golfers in the region.

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Nvidia will look to defend its 2021 Innovation Cup title against 24 four-person teams competing in a shamble format. In a shamble format, each team selects the one best drive among them after teeing off, then all four play their own golf balls from that position into the hole. Two best balls of the team will count towards the team score. Each foursome may have (at most) one member of Silver Creek Valley Country Club, but it is not mandatory. The event will begin with a boxed lunch at noon, golf at 1 p.m., with dinner and an awards ceremony on the clubhouse patio concluding the day. The winner of the free event will take home the Innovation Cup trophy as well as all-important bragging rights as best tech golfers in the region. 2022 registered teams from Silicon Valley and Bay Area tech companies include:

·       Apple
·       Broadcom
·       Chime Financial Inc.
·       Cisco
·       Disco Hi-Tec America
·       Google
·       IBM
·       LeanData
·       Meta
·       MKS Instruments
·       Nvidia
·       Oracle
·       Salesforce
·       Tesla
·       Western Digital

Nestled in the foothills of the Silver Creek Valley region among magnificent oak trees, a meandering creek, wetlands, and native grass areas, the golf course was designed to coexist with the scenic natural environment. Originally designed by Ted Robinson in 1992, the Silver Creek Valley golf course was renovated by award-winning architect Mike Strantz in 2002.Silver Creek Valley Country Club is San Jose’s largest and most striking private golf and country club. Situated atop hills overlooking the golf course, lakeside waterfalls, and the Silicon Valley, the 34,000 square-foot clubhouse underwent a multi-million-dollar enhancement project in 2016. The club also features a Sports Pavilion, which includes a beautiful tennis complex, fitness center and two swimming pools.

Silver Creek Valley Country Club is managed by Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, and is a Boardroom Magazine “Distinguished Emerald Club” representing the best-of-the-best in private clubs.

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About Troon
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 725-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. 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 600-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, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, ICON Management Services and ClubUp. For additional news and information,

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