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.
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
March 21 ~ 6:00 p.m.
Meade Country Club
March 29 ~ 6:00 p.m.
Golf & Country Club
April 12 ~ 6:00 p.m.
City Country Club
April 18 ~ 6:00 p.m.
June 6 ~ 6:00 p.m.
contact B.B. Branton at firstname.lastname@example.org