Raven Golf Club – Phoenix and Longbow Golf Club set to host 2011 TaylorMade OB Sports National Team Championship presented by adidas Golf

Supporting sponsors of the event include Ashworth Golf, Imperial Headwear & Sysco

The TaylorMade OB Sports National Team Championship presented by adidas Golf will be held December 9 through 11, 2011 at Raven Golf Club-Phoenix (formerly Raven at South Mountain) and Longbow Golf Club in the Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area of Arizona. Two rounds of tournament play will take place on Saturday and Sunday over both Longbow Golf Club in Mesa and Raven Golf Club in Phoenix. Raven Golf Club - Phoenix will be hosting practice round festivities on Friday including TaylorMade demonstration, skills competitions along with the Ashworth Welcome Reception (from 3:30-6:30) in the Raven Golf Club’s event pavilion.

In total 168 national qualifiers are participating in the event, representing eighteen OB Sports affiliated golf clubs from throughout the United States. Each team will field an eight-person team (grouped together in four, two-person teams) made up of seven qualifiers from the club and the club’s golf professional. Daily prizes will be awarded to the top three two-person teams from each flight (Scratch Flight/low gross 1st, 2nd, 3rd place; A Flight, low net 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and B Flight, low net 1st, 2nd, 3rd place).  In addition, “the cup” will be awarded for the overall TaylorMade/OB Sports Team Championship:  each of the teams post its best three, two-person-team net scores, across both days of competition, and the team with the lowest net score is crowned overall champion. The defending champion is the team from We-Ko-Pa Golf Club. Other past team champions include High Meadow Ranch Golf Club (2009), Tijeras Creek Golf Club (2008) and Sandia Golf Club (2007). 

Participating golf clubs include We-Ko-Pa Golf Club in Fort McDowell, AZ: Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, AZ; Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, OR; Eagle Mountain Golf Club in Fountain Hills, AZ; Centennial Golf Club in Medford, OR; Three Crowns Golf Club in Casper, WY; Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, NM; Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA; Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas, NV; The Legacy Golf Club in Henderson, NV; and High Meadow Ranch in Magnolia, TX; The Oaks Golf Club in Biloxi, MS; Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, AZ; ASU Karsten Golf Course in Tempe, AZ.; Sedona Golf Resort in Sedona, AZ; and Ahwatukee Country Club/Duke Golf Club/Club West Golf Clubs in Phoenix, AZ. The Title sponsor of the event is TaylorMade while the presenting sponsor is adidas. Other supporting sponsors include Ashworth and Imperial headwear.

“A special thank you goes out to not only the participating clubs and their finalists, but also to our valued sponsors who make the event truly special. Thank you very much to our new title sponsor for the event, TaylorMade as well as the presenting sponsor, adidas Golf and supporting sponsors of Ashworth, Imperial Headwear and Sysco Arizona. Of course, a special thank you is in order for the spectacular host facilities at Longbow Golf Club and Raven Golf Club – Phoenix, both of which will be stunning venues for this signature OB Sports event!,” added Strauss.

For more information on the 2011 TaylorMade OB Sports National Team Championship, presented by adidas Golf, visit www.obsports.com/team.