We-Ko-Pa to host National Team Championship

The TaylorMade OB Sports National Team Championship presented by Adidas will be held Friday, December 10 through Sunday, December 12, 2010 at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club, located in Fort McDowell, Arizona (Phoenix/Scottsdale metro area). The first round of the two-round competition will be played on We-Ko-Pa’s Cholla Course on Saturday, December 11, and the second round will be played on the Saguaro Course the following day. Optional practice rounds are available for participants on Friday, December 10 at OB-managed clubs in the Phoenix metro area including Longbow Golf Club, Palm Valley Golf Club and Eagle Mountain Golf Club. Eagle Mountain Golf Club will be hosting practice round festivities that Friday including TaylorMade demonstration and putting challenge along with the Ashworth Welcome Reception (from 3:30 – 5:30 in the Eagle Mountain Overlook Pavilion). In total 136 national qualifiers are participating in the event, representing 16 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, a prize 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 High Meadow Ranch in Houston Texas, who captured the 2009 event that was held in Las Vegas at Aliante Golf Club and The Legacy Golf Club. Other past Team champions include Tijeras Creek Golf Club (2008) and Sandia Golf Club (2007). “OB Sports clubs from around the country have been running qualifying events to field their team of finalists for our annual TaylorMade OB Sports National Team Championship,” said Phil Green, President of OB Sports. “This event allows us to gather our clubs and our cardholders together for a few days of fun, competition and camaraderie. Everyone is looking forward to the event and to teeing it up at the award winning We-Ko-Pa Golf Club.” Participating golf clubs include We-Ko-Pa Golf Club in Fort McDowell, Ariz.; Longbow Golf Club in Mesa, Ariz.; Langdon Farms Golf Club in Aurora, Ore.; Eagle Mountain Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz.; Centennial Golf Club in Medford, Ore.; Three Crowns Golf Club in Casper, Wyo.; Sandia Resort & Casino in Albuquerque, N.M.; Tijeras Creek Golf Club in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.; Angel Park Golf Club in Las Vegas, Nev.; The Legacy Golf Club in Henderson, Nev.; and High Meadow Ranch in Magnolia, Tex.; The Oaks Golf Club in Biloxi, Miss.; Palm Valley Golf Club in Goodyear, Ariz. and Ahwatukee Country Club/Duke Golf Club/Club West Golf Clubs in Phoenix, Ariz. The Title sponsor of the event is TaylorMade while the presenting sponsor is Adidas. Other supporting sponsors include Ashworth and Imperial headwear. “Events on this scale are not possible without the help of a team that includes valued sponsors that are going to enhance the event. 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 and Imperial. Of course, a special thank you is in order for the spectacular host facilities at We-Ko-Pa Golf Club and our host resort, the Radisson Fort McDowell,” added Green.