GIRLS GOLF FESTIVAL
The 2020 Bonnie Blackburn Girls Golf Fest dates will be announced soon. Please check back.
Bonnie Blackburn: Her Passion For Golf and Orange
Bonnie Blackburn (1917-2004) was an avid golfer for over half a century. Her enthusiasm and passion for the sport was known throughout Tennessee, particularly in the Knoxville area where she resided. She was involved not only with the Tennessee Golf Association, but also with the Knoxville Area Women's Golf Association and an avid follower of NCAA Women's Golf, especially rooting for the University of Tennessee Lady Vols. Bonnie funded the Bonnie Blackburn Girls Golf Fund which focuses on exposing and growing the game of golf to young women and annually provides most of the funds necessary to conduct the annual Bonnie Blackburn Girls Golf Fest.
REGISTRATION WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER
There are two ways to enter the 2019 Bonnie Blackburn Girls Golf Fest:
1. Click here to download and mail in the official entry form or
2. Click here to register online
The deadline to register for the 2018 BBGGF is Friday, October 12, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. CDT.
The overnight camp is limited to girls aged 10-17 while the day camp is limited to girls aged 7-17. Acceptance into BBGGF is based on a first come, first served basis. We can accept up to 50 girls for the overnight camp and up to 30 girls for the day camp. Once the overnight camp is full with 50 campers, a waiting list will be started in case of withdrawals.
A full refund (minus a $10 admin fee) of the entry fee will be granted until Tuesday October 16th at 5:00p.m. CDT. After that time, no refunds can be given unless a camper's position can be filled by a waiting list participant.
MEDICAL RELEASE FORM
Once you have been accepted to BBGGF, you will receive a medical release form via email. This form MUST be completed and emailed to Lissa Bradford at firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (615) 790-8600 no later than Thursday, October 18th at 5:00 p.m. CDT.
If you have any questions about BBGGF, please contact Lissa Bradford at (615) 465-6325 or via email at email@example.com.
Each year one Bonnie Blackburn Girls Golf Fest (BBGGF) camper is awarded the BBGGF Spirit Award which is given to a young golfer who has shown outstanding passion and excitement for the game of golf. The Tennessee Golf Association is proud to present this award at the Bonnie Blackburn Girls' Golf Fest to a young lady who embodies Bonnie's spirit, enthusiasm, and appreciation for both life and golf.
In 2010, the Tennessee Golf Association also started awarding a BBGGF camper with a full scholarship to the TPGA Junior Golf Academy at Golf House Tennessee.
Past recipients of this award include:
2005 - Carly Hatcliff
2006 - Evin Edens
2007 - Becca Godman
2008 - Class of 2008
2009 - Madison Myers
2010 - Reagan Casteel
2011 - Angelina Chan
2012 - Sophie Linder
2013 - Ashby Long
2014 - Ann Catherine Blackburn & Cassidy Marcum
2015 - Kelsee Neely
2016 - Emily Wilson
2017 - Addie Dorton