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

Jackson

 

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

Belle Meade Country Club

Nashville

 

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

Chattanooga Golf & Country Club

Chattanooga

 

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

Johnson City Country Club

Johnson City, TN

 

 

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

Cherokee Country Club

Knoxville

 

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

Memphis Country Club

Memphis

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


PHOTOS: Lady Owls Defeat Lady Trojans, 12-2

Prep Tennis: CCS Girls, Notre Dame Boys Win

Chattanooga Christian girls won two of three doubles matches and five of six in singles to defeat host Notre Dame, 7-2, Tuesday at the Champions Club in a District 7-A/AA tennis match. In the boys match, the Irish improved to 7-3 overall and 2-2 in district play with a 9-0 win against the Chargers. Girls Match: The Chargers, who had lost to the Irish, 5-4, earlier ... (click for more)

2 People Shot In Chattanooga Overnight; Dequan Duke In Serious Condition; Frank Russell Has Minor Injury

Two people were shot overnight in Chattanooga.   Dequan Jamal Duke, 24, was in serious condition.   Frank Russell, 22, had a minor injury in a separate incident.   Chattanooga Police responded at 8:40 p.m. on Tuesday to a person shot at 2300 Wilson St.   The victim, Dequan Duke, arrived at a local hospital via a personally owned vehicle ... (click for more)

City Vows Lincoln Park To Be Preserved Despite Major Road, Sewer Projects

City officials vowed on Tuesday that Lincoln Park will be preserved despite a major road extension and sewer relocation planned nearby. Maura Sullivan, the city's chief operating officer, said the Trust for Public Land will hold public meetings geared around ideas for refurbishing the African-American park that once featured ball fields, a swimming pool and other attractions. ... (click for more)

Don't Clog Up The Last Remaining Semi-Unobstructed Route Into Town From North Of The River - And Response

The proposal to turn Hixson Pike in Riverview into a more pedestrian friendly street is more than absurd.   Let's be honest. This is the last semi-unobstructed route into town from north of the river, due to I-27 construction and the bike lane/parking lot that is North Market Street.  So, now the businesses in Riverview would like parking on this main artery? ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: A One-Sided Opportunity

State education commissioner Candace McQueen has apparently fallen and hit her head. She most certainly needs to be examined after she came to Chattanooga on Monday and told the Times-Free Press about an exciting “partnership.” Are you kidding me? Despite the newspaper’s editors actually touting the venture as “promising,” the lady is clearly dancing by herself. With her Achievement ... (click for more)