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Tennessee Golf Foundation, Simmons Bank Open announce partnership with Nashville Predators


Nashville, Tenn. (March 30, 2021) – The Nashville Predators today announced a partnership with the Tennessee Golf Foundation that will leverage the team’s reach, expertise and marketing assets to sell ticket, premium hospitality and sponsorship packages for the 2021 Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation. From May 3-9, the Korn Ferry Tour event will take place at The Grove – a premier Greg Norman-designed course located just south of Nashville in College Grove, Tenn. – and feature two Pro-Ams. Proceeds from the Simmons Bank Open will benefit the Snedeker Foundation, which was founded by Nashville native and 2012 FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker and his wife Mandy.

“In partnering with the Tennessee Golf Foundation, we look forward to combining our sponsorship, sales and marketing expertise to advance the success of the 2021 Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation,” Nashville Predators President & CEO Sean Henry said. “As Middle Tennessee’s only PGA TOUR-sanctioned tournament, this exciting week of events is sure to offer both fans and sponsors access to first-class entertainment and experiences while also supporting our local community.”

The Simmons Bank Open – formerly the Nashville Golf Open – was first held in 2016 and will move from Nashville Golf and Athletic Club to The Grove in 2021 following a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. 2021 also marks the first year that the Tennessee Golf Foundation – a nonprofit organization that promotes golf and its life-enhancing values statewide – will operate the event. Prior to four rounds of tournament play from Thursday, May 6 – Sunday, May 9, the first half of the week will feature a Sneds & Friends Welcome Party at Topgolf and two Pro-Ams – The Sneds & Friends Pro-Am on May 3 and the Official Simmons Bank Open Pro-Am on May 5.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Nashville Predators, one of the premier sports franchises in the country, to elevate the Simmons Bank Open to new heights,” Tennessee Golf Foundation President Whit Turnbow said. “Together, along with The Grove Club and our great partners, we will strive to produce an event that impacts the Snedeker Foundation and the youth of our community in a big way.”

With a wide range of ticket, premium hospitality and sponsorship packages available for the Simmons Bank Open and Pro-Ams, those interested in attending or sponsoring the event in any capacity can contact the Nashville Predators at predators@nashvillepredators.com or 615-770-7800 for more information. Additionally, through this new partnership, Predators fans can use the promo code “sbopreds” when purchasing tickets online for a  25% discount on one-day passes and four-day passes.

The Snedeker Foundation has been the official charitable beneficiary of the Simmons Bank Open since 2017. Aligning with the mission of the Nashville Predators Foundation empowered by SmileDirectClub – which aims to improve the lives of local youth and their families – the Snedeker Foundation supports a variety of social and athletic endeavors for underprivileged children in Middle Tennessee and beyond. Since its inception in 2015, the Snedeker Foundation has distributed more than $1 million to numerous charities.

A Nashville native, Snedeker played collegiately at Vanderbilt University before getting his start on the Korn Ferry Tour, where he won twice in 2006 to earn his PGA TOUR card for the following season. In 2007, Snedeker went on to earn PGA TOUR Rookie of the Year honors and now has nine PGA TOUR wins.