The Troon properties in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, New York and Wyoming were selected to host local or sub-regional qualifying events for the championship, which is a complimentary youth golf development initiative in which the top 80 performers will earn an invitation to the National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club on the eve of the 2018 Masters Tournament.
Troon® has announced that 10 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 2018 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 2017. 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 April 1, on the eve of the 2018 Masters Tournament.
Through the 2016 Drive, Chip & Putt competition, 9-year-old Sarah Lydic of Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club, a Troon-managed facility in Ocean View, Del., outperformed all of her competitors in regional qualifying to earn one of 80 spots in the finals. On April 2, Lydic will compete in the Drive, Chip & Putt National Finals at Augusta National Golf Club. The Finals will be broadcast live on Golf Channel. In addition, Golf Channel will be sending a crew to Bear Trap Dunes on April 2 to show the club’s viewing party as members and guests cheer Lydic on.
Troon host locations in 2017 include:
The Golf Club of Estrella, Goodyear – Local Qualifying, May 20
The Phoenician, Scottsdale – Local Qualifying, June 13
Troon North Golf Club, Scottsdale – Local Qualifying, June 27
Marin Country Club, Novato – Local Qualifying, July 11
The Ridge, Castle Pines – Local Qualifying, June 5
Tiburón Golf Club, Naples – Local Qualifying, July 15
Slammer & Squire at World Golf Village Resort, Saint Augustine – Local Qualifying, July 22 and Sub-regional, August 26
Reunion Golf & Country Club, Madison – Local Qualifying, June 27
Knollwood Country Club, Elmsford – Local Qualifying, July 24
The Powder Horn Golf Club, Sheridan – Local Qualifying, June 18
Online registration for the Drive, Chip & Putt Championships is open at DriveChipandPutt.com.