On Friday, June 1st The First Tee Chattanooga Learning Center & Player Development Complex will host Jack McKenna Junior Golf Day, a FUN and FREE junior golf clinic honoring Jack’s passion and enthusiasm for teaching the game of golf. Jack influenced a number of Chattanoogan’s to get into the game of golf through fun junior clinics he conducted in the 1960’s and 70’s. The day will consist of a junior golf clinic hosted by local PGA Professionals and feature special guest Dennis Walters, www.denniswalters.com, who will provide “golf lessons and life lessons” with his fun and inspiring golf show.
The Toyota TGA Junior Tour exists to foster the growth and development of junior golfers of all ages and abilities by providing them with positive experiences through competitive and educational events.
What is the TGA Junior Tour? It is a series of one or two day junior golf tournaments that take place late May thru mid July across the state of TN. The tour is open to boys and girls ages 4-18 and caters to beginner, intermediate, and advanced golfers by offering three main divisions – Masters Division, Tour Division, and Micro Division. To learn which division is best for you click here!
Goals & Objectives of the TGA Junior Tour:
-To create opportunities for junior golfers to learn, play, and enjoy the game of golf.
-To motivate and educate junior golfers that through golf they may learn values of honesty, integrity, and sportsmanship to last them for a lifetime.
-To serve as a communications center for all junior golfers as it relates to tournaments, education, scholarships, etc.
-To dedicate ourselves and our junior golfers to be the best they can be on and off the golf course.
The Honors I Council Fire Pro-Am is conducted annually by the Tennessee Golf Foundation and benefits The First Tee of Chattanooga and other junior golf programs in Tennessee. The Pro-Am began in the early nineties and since then over $800,000 has been raised to support the TGF and The First Tee Chattanooga. Thanks to the support of our players, sponsors, and the leadership shown by our host professionals and facilities, the Pro-Am’s success has had a positive impact on the game statewide, especially with young people.
Thank you to everyone who came out to visit The First Tee Chattanooga and Tennessee Golf Foundation booths at the Outdoor Chattanooga Expo & Gear Swap in Coolidge Park! The weather turned out to be great despite the gloomy forecast. Many kids, and some adults (and Star Wars characters), enjoyed our SNAG golf game and many took away information on how to GETn2GOLF! If you missed it you can read about the junior golf opportunities in Chattanooga and surrounding areas by clicking here.