FRANKLIN – An exciting roster of host courses is on tap for the 2020 competitive season as the Tennessee Golf Association released its tournament schedule on Monday.
Coming off a season in which several TGA state tournaments saw a significant increase in participation, Tennessee Golf Association executive director Chad Anderson is looking forward to what the new calendar year will hold.
“There were a lot of highlights this past year, including the Tennessee Amateur being held at The Honors Course,” said Anderson. “Our men’s Match Play and Four-Ball championships both had larger fields, as well as record numbers for the Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open and the Senior and Super Senior Four-Ball.”
“We are excited about 2020 and the line-up of courses that we have scheduled. We are thankful to all of the courses and their staffs that will host us, and we look forward to seeing our competitors at a TGA event next year!”
The 105th annual Tennessee Amateur is set for August 4-7, 2020 as the championship returns to Hillwood Country Club for the first time since 2004 when Andrew Pratt claimed the title.
This will be only the fourth time that Hillwood has hosted the premier amateur golf tournament in the state. Chris Byrd was crowned the champion there in 1982 and Frank Gusmus in 1975. Hillwood last hosted a TGA event in 2017 when the Tennessee Match Play was held there.
The 77th Tennessee State Open is set for June 2-4, 2020 and will be contested at Greystone Golf Club for the second consecutive year. Last year’s version proved to be an exciting event as professionals Hunter Green and Brad Hawkins both made large final-round comebacks and went to a head-to-head playoff before Green came out on top and claimed the $10,000 top prize.
The Tennessee Women’s Amateur will head to Tennessee National on June 9-11. This will be the first time that Tennessee National has hosted a women’s state event and the first time the TGA has visited the course since the Tennessee Senior and Super Senior Four-Ball in 2013. There will be a new Tennessee Women’s Amateur champion next year as 2019 champion Hanley Long has since turned professional.
The 22nd annual Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open will return to Stonehenge Golf Club in Crossville for the 12th consecutive year July 23-25. Last year saw a record number of 127 competitors compete for the title, with Morristown native Ashli Bunch rallying on the final day to win.
The Tennessee Boys’ Junior Amateur and Girls’ Junior Amateur will be held concurrently at the same course for the second consecutive year. Three Ridges Golf Course, which has never hosted a TGA state event, will be the site for the Tennessee Junior Amateur Championships on June 23-25.
The remainder of the men’s tournament schedule in 2020 has several other highlights.
The Tennessee Mid-Amateur will head to TPC Southwind, the site of the PGA Tour’s World Golf Championships - FedEx St. Jude Invitational. This will be the first time that the TPC course has hosted a TGA Championship and it is scheduled for Oct. 1-3.
The Tennessee Four-Ball will return to the site of its origination for the championship’s 50th anniversary as Fox Den Country Club will welcome our competitors July 14-17.
The Tennessee Match Play heads to the Chattanooga area and Lookout Mountain Golf Club on July 7-10. The TGA hasn’t held a men’s tournament at the course in 27 years.
The 2020 state senior/super senior schedule visits all three parts of the state with the Tennessee Senior and Super Senior Amateur at Foxland Links at Tennessee Grasslands (Sept. 15-17), the Tennessee Senior and Super Senior Match Play at The Country Club in Morristown (May 12-15), and the Tennessee Senior and Super Senior Four-Ball at Chickasaw Country Club (June 16-19).
The Tennessee Women’s Senior Amateur and Women’s Mid-Amateur will be held at Richland Country Club on August 24-25. Richland hasn’t hosted a TGA state championship since 2005.
The Tennessee Women’s Four-Ball is scheduled for Sept. 22-23, 2020 at Oak Ridge Country Club.
The popular Parent-Child Tournament on Father’s Day weekend will be held June 20-21 at Stonehenge Golf Club in Crossville.
TENNESSEE GOLF ASSOCIATION
2020 CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE
June 2-4 Tennessee State Open, Greystone Golf Club
July 7-10 Tennessee Match Play, Lookout Mountain Golf Club
July 14-17 Tennessee Four-Ball, Fox Den Country Club
Aug. 4-7 Tennessee Amateur, Hillwood Country Club
Oct. 1-3 Tennessee Mid-Amateur, TPC Southwind
June 9-11 Tennessee Women’s Amateur, Tennessee National
July 23-25 Golf Capital of Tennessee Women’s Open, Stonehenge Golf Club
Aug. 24-25 Tennessee Women’s Senior Amateur and Mid-Am, Richland C.C.
Sept. 22-23 Women’s Four-Ball, Oak Ridge Country Club
SENIOR/SUPER SENIOR MEN’S EVENTS
May 12-15 Senior and Super Senior Match Play, The Country Club in Morristown
June 16-19 Senior and Super Senior Four-Ball, Chickasaw Country Club
Sept. 15-17 Senior and Super Senior Amateur, Foxland Links at Tennessee Grasslands
June 23-25 Tennessee Boys and Girls Junior Amateur Championships, Three Ridges Golf Course