The Golf Club of Tennessee has stood with Folds of Honor since the very beginning.
In 2007, the club hosted a small Patriot Golf Day event which resulted in a $2,000 donation to the mission of Folds.
Since 2007, the club has raised the bar in their support of Patriot Golf Day. They began holding multiple events throughout the year, typically on holiday weekends such as Labor Day weekend, Memorial Day weekend, and the Fourth of July.
According to the club’s Assistant General Manager and PGA member, Robby Watson,
“The philanthropic vision of our board of directors at The Golf Club of Tennessee, along with the overwhelming support from our membership, has made our efforts a success.”
The members of the club, already strong in their patriotic spirit and willingness to give to the mission, rallied even harder for the families of our military heroes after tragedy struck close to home.
On July 16, 2015, in Chattanooga, TN, a gunman opened fire at two military recruiting centers, killing four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy service member.
This tragedy inspired the club to continue to do all they could to support military families, and in 2015, through multiple events and member donations, they were able to donate over $26,000 to Folds of Honor.
The Golf Club of Tennessee is also proud to have an employee, Howard ‘DJ’ Johnson, who served in the military for more than 20 years. DJ has worked at the club since 1997, on the course maintenance staff. He recently retired from service in the TN Army National Guard where he served two tours in Desert Storm in Iraq.
Per the club’s request, a Folds of Honor recipient was awarded their scholarship in DJ’s honor.
“We, at the Golf Club of Tennessee, are thankful for all of those who have served, and continue to serve our great country,” Watson said, “and we look forward to supporting our veteran families through Patriot Golf Day and various other events throughout the year.”
Folds of Honor is proud and honored to have the Golf Club of Tennessee stand with us in the mission to change the lives of the families of our fallen and disabled service members, through the game of golf.