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Played at The Lightning Bug Family Golf Course - College Grove, TN.

Funds raised each year are given to the Tennessee Golf Foundation, “earmarked” for the JFJGSF. 

A small portion of the funds raised to help offset the burden of utilizing city water to irrigate the course.

Our goal in 2005 was to raise $2,000 and provide three scholarships which average about $645.00 per child. Since 2005, we have provided funding for over 149 deserving young golfers to attend The Academy with an amount of over $130,000.

14 deserving junior golfers were able to attend the 2016 Tennessee PGA Junior Golf Academy.

Tuition for a week of camp is is $645 and many of the scholarships go to young people that have never been to an overnight camp before.

All donations are 100% tax deductible.


Supporters of the 2016 (12th Annual) Lightning Bug Golf Course Golf Tournament and the Jesse Frank Junior Golf Scholarship Fund

Tom E. McArthur
Kevin Applegate
Banc Card of America, Henry Geny & Mark Barrett
David & Susan Battis
Hal & Linda Bell
Brian & Terry Bickel
Miss Ann Catherine Blackburn
The Blackburn & Frank Families
Jerry Brannon
Jerry Brinkley
Alex Brown
Josh & Mary Brown
Phil Brown
Champions Run Golf Course, Steve & Caroline Graham
Alex, Elaine & Angelina Chan
Andy Clarkson
Dave Crouch
Jay Dalton
Joshua & Bethany Dickerson
Don Dixon
Richard Drumright
Jesse Felker
Ben Floyd
Gary Ganick
Mike & Laura Garretson
Marbut Gaston, Jr.
Willie Gibbons
Mike Green
Doug & Sallie Greene
Greg Gunnells
Stan Gunnells
Mark Haddock
E. C. Hardison III
Eddie Hickman
Dick Horton
Wade Hutchison
George Jones, Premier Golf Services
Joslin Plumbing & Heating
William W. Joslin
Joe Kennedy
Thomas Kopko
Jessica Kubalak
Ken Kubalak, Sign Here of TN
Leading Edge Communications, Eddie & Lisa Coutras
Jerry Lemons, Better Billy Bunker Co.
Francis LoGuidice, Professional Reprographics
Tim & Lisa Long
Drew Luna
Ben Matthews
Nashville Golf & Athletic Club, Barbara & Madison Whittemore
Tom Nesbit
Jim Oliver
Thomas Palmer, II
Ms. Bess Paris
Sam & Susan Paris
Brian Peevy
Bill Pinson
Ron Pope
Gary Price
Greg & Susan Raborn
Lynn Ray
Beau Rowley
Jeff & Kimberly Rumph
David Schug
Dick Schultz, Oaks Associates
James Sevier, Jr.
Craig Sewell
Dennis & Diana Shepard
Gretchen Smith
Smith Turf & Irrigation Co., Steve Smith
Southern Surveying, Inc., John Frank
Joe Taggert
TC Group, Marilyn Thompson
R. E. Torbert
Turfline, Inc., John Humphrey
Frank & Judy Turner
Jim Uden
Matt Vanderpool
Miss Christina Vetvong
Joe Walls, North American Evergreen Nursery
Chad Wasserman
William Webb, III
Charlie Whittemore, Executive Park Co.
Brad & Becky Wilson

Thank to all that have supported this great event since 2005!

Golf House Tennessee
400 Franklin Road · Franklin, TN 37069
P: (615) 790-7600 F: (615) 790-8600