Tennessee Golf Association Celebrating 100 Years

Chattanooga Dinner is March 29

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - by B.B. Branton

The Tennessee Golf Association is having a grand birthday and the party comes to Chattanooga Sat. March 29 at the Chattanooga Golf and Country Club.

Celebrating one hundred years of outstanding players, course designers, courses and legendary contributors to the sport, the six-city banquet tour has stops in Jackson (Mar.

8), Nashville (Mar.21), Chattanooga (Mar. 29),  Johnson City (April 12), Knoxville (April 18) and Memphis (June 6)

The Chattanooga gala dinner and reception includes reception, a commemorate gift for all guests and fireside talks with four golf legends hosted by golf writer Chris Dortch.

Dortch’s new book The Titans of the TGA will be on sale at the dinner.  The well written book has chapters on 50 people who helped shape Tennessee’s Golf Association’s first 100 years.

His book includes interesting stories and interviews with Chattanooga area people who have left their mark on the game, including Betty Probasco, Betty Stocker, Jean St. Charles, David Stone, Gibby Gilbert Jr. and Judy Eller Street. Chapters on the late Lew Oehmig, Jack Lupton, Polly Boyd and Connie Day are also in the book.

Titans of The TGA:  To order the attractive, hard bound, leather covered book: call the Tennessee Golf Association at 615-790-7600 or go to www.titansofthetga.com  cost - $54.00

If You Plan to Go: TGA’s Centennial Dinner

Sat. March 29 – Chattanooga Golf and Country Club

Tickets $100 per person … reception (6 p.m.) and dinner (7 p.m.) … dinner ticket includes open bar, hors d’oeuvers, dinner and commemorative centennial anniversary gift.

Fireside interviews with course architects Bill Bergin and Bob Cupp, along with golfer King Oehmig and The Honors greens superintendent David Stone hosted by Chris Dortch.

Reservation Deadline: Sat. Mar. 22

Phone: contact Nathanile Hantle at 615/465-6304

Online registration: go to http://www.tngolf.org/Centennial-Activities-3007.html

And download the registration form


The Six Centennial Dinners

Saturday, March 8

Jackson Country Club



Friday, March 21 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Belle Meade Country Club



Saturday, March 29 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Chattanooga Golf & Country Club



Saturday, April 12 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Johnson City Country Club

Johnson City, TN



Friday, April 18 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Cherokee Country Club



Friday, June 6 ~ 6:00 p.m.

Memphis Country Club


contact B.B. Branton at william.branton@comcast.net

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