Nashville Golf Open will present Junior Golf clinic at Cheekwood course in Franklin

Nashville Golf Open will present Junior Golf clinic at Cheekwood course in Franklin

The Nashville Golf Open is coming back to the Nashville Golf and Athletic Club this year, and in conjunction with that tournament young golfers of all ages and skill levels are invited to attend The Charley Foundation Junior Clinic on May 20 at Cheekwood Golf Club in Franklin.

This will be the inaugural junior clinic for the Nashville Golf Open benefitting the Snedeker Foundation.

The Charley Foundation Junior Clinic will be conducted by Tennessee PGA club Professionals and is scheduled from 2-4 p.m. No advance registration is required and the clinic is free to all participants. Cheekwood Golf Club is located at 285 Spencer Creek Road in Franklin.

“We are thrilled to partner with The Charley Foundation for the NGO’s first junior clinic,” said Charlie Clarkson, Tournament Director for the Nashville Golf Open. “Junior clinics are extremely popular at many PGA TOUR events and we know this one will be a huge success due to the popularity of Junior Golf throughout Middle Tennessee. We are also proud to provide area children in need with access to the game thanks to The Charley Foundation, and we’re grateful to the golf professionals for their willingness to share their teaching
skills with all the participants.”

In addition to the PGA Professionals conducting the clinic, the likelihood is strong (but not guaranteed) that several Tour players who will compete in the NGO will also be present although specific names are not known at this time due to their travel schedules.

“This new partnership between The Charley Foundation and Nashville Golf Open will introduce the wonderful game of golf to so many deserving area children,” said Carolyn Miller, Founder and Chairman of The Charley Foundation. “Golf is the perfect sport to clear your mind of some of life’s stresses and important life lessons can be learned from the game. We look forward to helping enhance the lives of many kids for years to come.”

The NGO will again be held at the Nashville Golf & Athletic Club in Brentwood May 24-27. For advance ticket information or to review event volunteer opportunities, please visit

About The Charley Foundation

The Charley Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides support to charitable agencies addressing the critical needs of children.

Through donations, sponsorships and fundraising events, the foundation distributes money to qualified non-profit organizations who share the mission to improve the lives of children.

Specifically, the Charley Foundation supports agencies that provide relief in one or more of the following areas:
1. Children who are victims of neglect, abuse or other crises
2. Children who live with chronic or critical illness
3. Children who endure poverty or homelessness
4. Children who require mentoring or other proactive outreach
An entirely volunteer-driven organization, the Charley Foundation guarantees that each charitable agency we support is a non-
profit, tax-exempt charity governed by volunteers. Additionally, all organizations that are funded must submit an annual
independent financial audit, keep overhead and administrative expenses to a minimum and maintain a policy of non-
For more information on the Nashville-based non-profit, visit

About the Nashville Golf Open benefitting the Snedeker Foundation
The NGO will be held May 24-27 at the Nashville Golf & Athletic Club. The 2018 event is the third of five-year contract between the PGA TOUR and the Brentwood based Tour Visions Promotions for the Nashville Golf Open. On May 3, 2017 the Tour and Tour Vision Promotions announced that the Snedeker Foundation, founded by PGA TOUR star and Nashville native Brandt Snedeker, will be the official charitable beneficiary of the Nashville Golf Open. The NGO is one of three PGA TOUR-sanctioned event to be contested annually in Tennessee, joining the TOUR’s FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis and the Tour’s News-Sentinel Open presented by Pilot in Knoxville.

Nashville Golf & Athletic Club is a 1971 Bruce Devlin / Robert von Hagge design that has been owned and operated by the Whittemore family for more than 35 years. The course has served as host venue for the Tennessee State Open on a number of occasions and hosted the 2016 Tennessee Mid-Amateur Championship.

About the Snedeker Foundation:
Founded in 2012, the Snedeker Foundation has raised in excess of $1 million for several different charities across Middle Tennessee. The Foundation supports a variety of efforts on both the social and athletic fronts, including Our Kids, which provides expert medical evaluations and crisis counseling services in response to concerns of child sexual abuse, while also working to increase community awareness, education and training about child maltreatment. Through the Tennessee Golf Foundation, the Snedeker Foundation annually supports the Sneds Tour, which puts forth a year-round junior golf tour in Tennessee aimed at allowing kids to learn, play and enjoy the game of golf, while also making competition more affordable through lower entry and registration fees.

About the Tour
Founded (1990), owned and operated by the PGA TOUR, the Tour continues to identify those players who are ready to compete and win on golf”s biggest stage. became the Tour’s umbrella sponsor on June 27, 2012, with a 10-year agreement in place through 2021. In 2013, the Tour became The Path to the PGA TOUR with all 50 available PGA TOUR cards coming through the Tour and the season culminating at the four-event Tour Finals. This season marks the 28th year of competition on the Tour. Three out of four PGA TOUR members are Tour alumni. Tour alumni have won more than 475 PGA TOUR titles, including 23 majors and seven PLAYERS Championships.

The PGA TOUR, through the efforts of its Tours and their tournaments, sponsors, players and volunteers, has generated over $2 billion in charitable giving. To learn more about the PGA TOUR, the Tour and to follow the season-long quest for a PGA TOUR card, visit PGATOUR.COM,

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