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New Toptracer US Open 9-Shot Challenge Set To Smash Records
Topgolf Entertainment Group is giving golfers around the world the chance to take on world renowned US Open host venue Torrey Pines in the latest edition of its 9-Shot Challenge Global Tournament series.
A cross-platform competition that connects in-person players from around the world at participating Topgolf and Toptracer Range locations, as well as gamers of the leading World Golf Tour (WGT) online game, the event is set to break records for participation – with 100,000 players expected to take part globally.
Coinciding with the real-life staging of the year’s third men's major, the 9-Shot Challenge presented by the US Open is taking place from June 12-20, with participants hitting approach shots on nine different virtual golf holes at Torrey Pines as they vie for the top spot on global leaderboards.
Testing golfers’ iron play skills, whether it be online on WGT or in person at participating locations, players can see where they stand on real time global leaderboards throughout the duration of the tournament – with a selection of prizes up for grabs.
The overall winner of the Challenge will take home a US Open flag signed by this year's champion, while the runner-up and third placed competitor will scoop $150 and $100 USGA Shop Gift Cards, respectively, redeemable at USGAshop.com.
Representing Topgolf’s commitment to growing the game of golf by making it more accessible and connecting communities across the globe through meaningful, tech-driven experiences, the previous two stagings of the 9-Shot Challenge have proven to be a huge hit, with hundreds of thousands of players taking part.
“We are dedicated to providing innovative ways for players of all ages and abilities to access the game of golf and connecting communities through fun and technology-driven experiences,” commented Toptracer President Ben Sharpe.
“It’s this ability to bring people in all corners of the world together in a real-time, immersive, technology-driven event that sits at the core of who we are as a brand.
“We are thrilled with the levels of participation that we have seen during our previous two 9-Shot Challenge events, and we can’t wait for this one to be bigger, better, and more fun than ever.”
Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016. He graduated in Sports Journalism in 2016 and currently manages the Golf Monthly news, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Elliott has interviewed some huge names in the golf world including Sergio Garcia, Thomas Bjorn, Bernd Wiesberger and Scotty Cameron as well as a number of professionals on the DP World and PGA Tours. He has also covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as three Open Championships including at Carnoustie in 2018 when he was inside the ropes with Tiger Woods. He has played 31 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Old Head and Alwoodley. He currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 4-6. His golfing highlight is making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, and he has made one hole-in-one.
Elliott is currently playing:
Driver: Honma TR20
3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max
2 iron: Mizuno MP-18 MMC Fli-Hi
Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW
Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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