08/30/2022 by Craig Dolch
TimberTech Championship to be Played at Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club
For 2022, TimberTech Championship to Stay In Boca Raton and Be Played at the Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club.
FOR RELEASE: August 30, 2022
MEDIA CONTACT: Rebecca Seelig, TimberTech Championship, 561-628-5929, firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR 2022, TIMBERTECH® CHAMPIONSHIP TO STAY IN BOCA RATON AT NEW COURSE
BOCA RATON, Florida – This year’s TimberTech® Championship will remain in Boca Raton, but the PGA TOUR Champions event will shift to Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club while its longtime host, the Broken Sound Club’s Old Course, undergoes a renovation by Hall of Fame architect Rees Jones.
Other than the site change, it will be business as usual for the TimberTech Championship, the longest-running professional golf tournament in Palm Beach County. It will maintain the same dates, Nov. 4-6, as well as its spot as the second tournament in the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs, attracting the top 54 players on the 50-and-older circuit.
“We are thrilled to be able to keep the TimberTech Championship in Boca Raton while this renovation is being completed,” said Tournament Director Eddie Carbone. “We have been in this community for 15 years and it’s important we continue to showcase the best of the PGA Tour Champions.”
The primary beneficiary will remain the Boca Raton Regional Hospital; since its inception, the TimberTech Championship has generated more than $2.4 million for local charities through the Boca Raton Champions Golf Charities.
“We are very fortunate to have this world-class golf tournament in our backyard, benefiting our community and more specifically our hospital,” said Lincoln Mendez, President & CEO of Boca Raton Regional Hospital.
The TimberTech Championship will continue to be a Zero Waste event, meaning none of the trash will be sent to area landfills. As part of TimberTech’s FULL-CIRCLE plastic bag collection drive, some of the waste will even be repurposed and re-used to manufacture TimberTech’s low maintenance and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products.
“After the success of the TimberTech Championship the last two years, we’re excited to remain in Boca Raton and continue our partnership with PGA TOUR Champions,” said Paul Kardish, Tournament Director for The AZEK Company, the parent company of TimberTech. “With a shared commitment to high-performance, environmental sustainability, and creating amazing outdoor experiences that bring people together, there is a natural alignment of the AZEK brand with the PGA TOUR.”
The TimberTech Championship is expected to draw another stellar field, headlined by defending champion Steven Alker. The New Zealand native has won threefour times since his initial victory at Broken Sound last November and leads this year’s Charles Schwab Cup with more than $2.53.46 million in earnings. Prior to Alker, the previous three TimberTech Championship winners were former major champions: Darren Clarke (2020), Hall of Famer Bernhard Langer (2019) and Mark Calcavecchia (2018). Langer, who lives 10 minutes from the course, is the event’s only two-time champion.
Langer and Clarke, who recently became the fourth player to sweep The Open Championship and the Senior Open Championship, are expected to play in the TimberTech Championship, along with Padraig Harrington, Ernie Els, Retief Goosen, Miguel Angel Jimenez and Colin Montgomerie.
Royal Palm Yacht & Country Club was originally a Robert Trent Jones Sr. design, but in 2003, Hall-of-Famer Jack Nicklaus created an entirely new course. Nicklaus had a storied past with Royal Palm; he played the original course with golf legend Sam Snead, the club’s first golf professional, just before he decided to turn pro.
Those who are interested in volunteering at the TimberTech Championship can visit the website at www.timbertechchampionship.com The volunteer package includes a TimberTech Championship golf shirt, hat or visor, volunteer badge, parking pass, lunch on the days they work and access to the Volunteer Party.
In addition, junior volunteers, grades 6-12, are needed. All junior volunteers receive an official tournament t-shirt, headgear, meals, parking, and volunteer badge. Plus, as a 501(c)3 charity, volunteer hours spent at the TimberTech Championship are eligible for service organizations like NHS or scouts.
For more information visit the TimberTech Championship online at www.timbertechchampionship.com.
ABOUT THE AZEK® COMPANY
The AZEK Company Inc. (NYSE: AZEK) is the industry-leading designer and manufacturer of beautiful, low maintenance and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products, including TimberTech® decking and Versatex® and AZEK Trim® and StruXure™ pergolas. Consistently recognized as a market leader in innovation, quality and aesthetics, products across AZEK’s portfolio are made from up to 90% recycled material and primarily replace wood on the outside of homes, providing a long-lasting, eco-friendly and stylish solution to consumers. Leveraging the talents of its approximately 2,000 employees and the strength of relationships across its value chain, The AZEK Company is committed to accelerating the use of recycled material in the manufacturing of its innovative products, keeping millions of pounds of waste out of landfills each year, and revolutionizing the industry to create a more sustainable future. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the company operates manufacturing facilities in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Idaho, Georgia, Nevada, New Jersey and Minnesota.
For additional information, please visit azekco.com.
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