Monday, April 16th the Chattanooga Lookouts hosted Golf Night with the Lookouts! Baseball and golf fans enjoyed an exciting night with The Lookouts and the Tennessee PGA Chattanooga Chapter. Fans took part in free mini golf lessons given by members of the local PGA chapter. Many thanks to Canyon Ridge GC Head Professional Doug Amor, WindStone GC Head Professional Jeff Craig, Cleveland CC General Manager Lamar Mills, and Director of Golf David Vaughn and Assistant Professional Brandon Merritt from the Champions Club at Hampton Creek for a fun evening and for helping to grow the game. These clubs also provided several golf giveaways to the fans including free golf rounds and club memberships.
Thank you also to John Quirk and the Chattanooga Lookouts for helping make golf night a success!
The Tennessee Golf Association has released their Spring 2012 Issue of Tennessee Golf Quarterly asking “Who is Tennessee’s Greatest Female Golfer of all Time?” The article features a couple of ladies very familiar to golf in the Chattanooga area.
The issue also features a 2012 championship preview, explore which clubs are hosting TGA championships this year, a good article asking “Are You a Slow Player?”, and much more.
This week marks one of the most exciting weeks in sports, in particular GOLF. It is the official launch of this site, GETn2GOLF.org and it’s Masters week. So certainly the latter is far more exciting, but it seemed fitting to tag along my site launch as The Masters opens, in my opinion, the golf season. To celebrate the launch I wanted to post my first Masters memory as it involves some “Boom.”
The first Masters Tournament I remember watching was in 1992. My dad, although not an avid golfer, always enjoyed viewing this particular golf event. And being that I had just taken up the game I found myself enthralled with all the action. My eyes were immediately drawn to Fred Couples. He had this Harrison Ford (as Han Solo or Indiana Jones) quality that I connected with since I grew up on the original Star Wars films and just loved him. Couples had a similar charisma in my eyes. So after watching all weekend and seeing him slip on the green jacket I was propelled even further into the love affair…with golf. And yes, without doubt, Freddie stood atop the golf podium as my #1.
He may not be the favorite to win this years Masters but I say you can never count him out. Good luck this week “Boom Boom.”
Steve McDonald, Director, Junior Competitions for the Tennessee Golf Foundation, visited Chattanooga today to host a Rules of Golf clinic for TGA Junior Tour Members. Steve presented new and updated policies for this summers tour and spent about an hour doing an on course rules session. Junior Tour members who participated today get early tournament registration!
Greetings and welcome to GETn2GOLF.org. This site will feature blogs by Dori Paschall, Tennessee Golf Foundation Regional Director for the Chattanooga area. There is some behind the scenes work still happening and hopefully with a few more tutorials and blind luck there will be some cool features, excuse me widgets, for you to be blown away by. If nothing else a site with information on how to get engaged with golf in the Chattanooga area. There are already some other great sites you can visit with local info including IfYouLikeGolf.com and GalsPalsGolf.com.