Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Troon Facilities to Host Drive, Chip and Putt Championships

(Scottsdale, Ariz.) – Troon, the leader in upscale golf course management, development and marketing, is pleased to announce that nine of its affiliated facilities were selected to host local or sub-regional qualifying events for the Drive, Chip & Putt Championship.

Conducted by the United States Golf Association (USGA), Masters Tournament and the PGA of America, the 2017 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship is a complimentary youth golf development initiative that welcomes boys and girls ages 7-15 in four separate age categories. Juniors compete in all three skills (Drive, Chip & Putt), earning points within each skill with the overall champion determined from the highest number of accumulated points.

Local qualifying will take place throughout all 50 states from May – August, 2016. Top performers at the local level advance through sub-regional and regional qualifiers. The top 80 performers (40 boys and 40 girls) will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, April 2, the eve of the 2017 Masters Tournament.

Troon host locations in 2016 include:
- The Phoenician, Scottsdale – Local Qualifying, Saturday, May 21
- Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale – Local Qualifying, Monday, June 13
- Marin Country Club, Navato – Local Qualifying, Friday, June 24
- World Golf Village Resort, Saint Augustine – Local Qualifying, Saturday, July 30, Sub-Regional, Saturday, August 13
- Ironhorse Golf Club, Leawood – Local Qualifying, Wednesday July 6
- Reunion Golf & Country Club, Madison – Local Qualifying, Thursday July 21
- Aliante Golf Club, North Las Vegas – Local Qualifying, Saturday June 25
- Cimarron Hills Golf & Country Club, Georgetown – Local Qualifying, Wednesday, June 22
- The Powder Horn Golf Club, Sheridan – Local Qualifying, Wednesday, June 19

Online registration for the Drive Chip & Putt Championships at

“Thanks to the USGA, the Masters Tournament and PGA of America, the Drive Chip & Putt Championships have garnered a ton of momentum and popularity,” stated John Easterbrook, executive vice president, operations, Troon. “We're excited to have a number of stunning Troon locations host either a local or sub regional qualifying in 2016 and encourage moms, dads, grandparents, aunts and uncles to register their junior golfer to compete in this fun filled (and free) national event.”

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