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THE VINNY 26 IS JUNE 2-4, 2018

“The Vinny” Invitational tournament was established in 1993 to generate funds to impact youth and support junior golf programs in the state of Tennessee.Since its inception, “The Vinny” has generated over $7.8 million in its 25-year history with over $2.7 million awarded to programs across the state. Each year, The Tennessee Golf Foundation issues grants to deserving youth development and junior golf organizations while contributing to an endowment fund to protect and preserve these life-enhancing programs for future generations. 

Grant requests go through a formal approval process that considers applications from organizations that

Support programs that introduce young people to golf, with special consideration given to those programs involving minorities, females and in rural communities. 

Improve accessibility of golf courses to youth

Teach golf in school curricula and athletic programs.

Support programs that offer golf to physically and mentally challenged individuals. 

Foster educational and employment opportunities for disadvantaged youth, physically challenged, ethnic minorities and females through golf programs designed to develop human resources. 

Deadline for reports and applications is Friday, February 16, 2018. Determination correspondence will be delivered by March 10. Click the boxes below for the two forms to submit a grant request for 2018. 

** Note that there is no option to save your work in progress, so do not exit out and try to return to finish your form


If you received a The Vinny Grant in 2017, please fill out a report on last year's program:


All new and previous applicants need to fill out the application by clicking below:

Once your forms are filled out - make sure to hit SUBMIT. Both applications go directly to an electronic inbox. You will receive a confirmation email and a copy of what you wrote.

View last year's The Vinny Grant recipients by clicking below:


Questions? Please contact:

Steve Merrill

Tournament Director, The Vinny Invitational

Golf House Tennessee

400 Franklin Road

Franklin, TN 37069

(615) 794-9399 - direct

(615) 790-8600 - fax


The Tennessee Golf Foundation and The Vinny Invitational are a 501 (c) (3) Not-for-profit Corporation

Golf House Tennessee
400 Franklin Road · Franklin, TN 37069
P: (615) 794-9399 F: (615) 790-8600