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MISSION STATEMENT
THE VINNY INVITATIONAL is a world-class golf and music event that brings together friends, celebrities, professionals and junior golfers to raise funds that positively impact the lives of young people and communities in Tennessee through golf and its life-enhancing values.


Vince Gill’s THE VINNY INVITATIONAL features an amazing three days of golf, music and fun - while raising money for junior golf and youth development programs across Tennessee. Now entering its 25th year, the Tennessee Golf Foundation issues grants to deserving organizations while contributing to an endowment fund to protect and preserve these life-enhancing programs for future generations.


THE VINNY has evolved to raise more than $7.3 million dollars in its first 24 years, plus it has created hundreds of lasting friendships, thousands of laughs, hours of great music and a relationship between an event and it’s players that has few rivals anywhere.


20 junior golf and youth development organizations received combined grants of over $100,000 in 2016 impacting over 25,000 young people across Tennessee. Over 50% of the grants were distributed to four The  First Tee Chapters in Tennessee.


PAST PROFESSIONALS & CELEBRITIES INCLUDE:

Professionals: Payne Stewart, Tom Watson, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Brandt Snedeker, Scott Stallings, Johnny Miller, Ben Crenshaw, Tom Lehman, Lee Elder, Charlie Rymer, and Loren Roberts.

Celebrities: Garth Brooks, Bob Seger, Brett Favre, Meadowlark Lemon, Bo Jackson, Rascal Flatts, Mac Davis, Ozzie Smith, Don Mattingly, Ernie Banks, Jake Owen, Amy Grant and Charles Kelley.




The Vince Gill Fund is held inside the Tennessee Golf Foundation endowment, designed to continue youth development and junior golf programs for decades to come. By playing in The Vinny, you help add to the fund that will utilize net funds to support the 20 or so programs this year with approximately $100,000 in grants impacting over 25,000 young people with 50% distributed to The First Tee chapters in Tennessee. The balance after grants goes into the fund for future use. 



The Vinny Invitational
Steve Merrill, Tournament Director  smerrill@tngolf.org
Elaine Crockett, Assistant Tournament Director  ecrockett@tngolf.org
Located at Golf House Tennessee
400 Franklin Road | Franklin, TN 37069
(615) 794-9399 
(615) 790-8600 - fax



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