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Best young golfers in Tennessee to compete at Franklin Bridge Golf Club

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Franklin Bridge Golf Club will host the PGA Jr. League Tennessee Section Championship from Aug. 17-18, with eight all-star teams of junior golfers ages 13 and under and their families meeting for a fun, festival-like weekend of competition.

The Tennessee Section Championship will feature a video game truck from Rolling Video Games Nashville, corn hole and other activities between rounds for the participants to enjoy. 

The section champion will advance to the regional tournament at Olive Branch Country Club from Sept. 21-22, where they will play for one of 12 spots in the 2019 PGA Jr. League Championship presented by National Car Rental at Grayhawk Golf Club (Scottsdale, Arizona) from Oct. 11-14.

The PGA Jr. League Postseason presented by National Car Rental is designed to celebrate the recreational spring/summer season held in March through July, as well as provide a fun and welcoming environment for the 19% of PGA Jr. League players who identify as competitive golfers. 

Following the end of the season, 10-player all-star teams were formed from a combination of players in each local league.

PGA Jr. League brings friends and families together around fun, co-ed team golf experiences, all with expert coaching and instruction from PGA and LPGA professionals. Kids wear numbered jerseys and play on teams with friends, using a scramble format for competition that encourages mentorship and promotes sportsmanship. 

A record 50,000 boys and girls participated in PGA Jr. League last year, growing from 42,000 players in 2017. For more information on PGA Jr. League, visit PGAJrLeague.com.

As the Official Partner of PGA Jr. League, National Car Rental is committed to growing future business leaders by growing junior golf. National Car Rental helps provide fun, engaging and welcoming experiences for PGA Jr. League golfers and their families all season and postseason long.

Schedule of events:

Saturday, Aug. 17

7 a.m.: Registration Open (Club House Back Patio) 

            Practice Facility Open

            Light Breakfast Available 

8-11:10 a.m.: 1st Round Tee Times

10:30 a.m.: Yard Games and Festivities available 

1-2:10 p.m.: Lunch

2:10-2:40 p.m.: West Winning Teams Tee Times

2:50-3:20 p.m.: East Winning Teams Tee Times

Sunday, Aug. 18

7 a.m.: Registration Open (Club House Back Patio)

            Practice Facility Open

            Light Breakfast Available

8-8:30 a.m.: Consolation Match

8:40-9:10 a.m.: Championship Match

Noon-1:30 p.m.: Lunch & Awards

All-Star teams competing in the Section Championship include:

Chattanooga All-Stars – Players are from Cleveland Country Club (Cleveland); Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club (Signal Mountain); and WindStone Golf Club (Ringgold, GA).

Knoxville 2 All-Stars – Players are from Fairways and Greens Golf Center (Knoxville); Gettysvue Polo Golf & CC (Knoxville); and Concord Park Par 3 (Knoxville) Oak Ridge Country Club (Oak Ridge).

Tri-Cities All-Stars – Players are from Blackthorn Country Club (Jonesborough); Clear Creek Golf Club (Bristol, Virginia); and Cattails at Meadowview (Kingsport).

Memphis All-Stars – Players are from Memphis National Golf Club (Collierville); Wedgewood Golfer’s Club (Olive Branch, MS); TPC Southwind (Memphis); The First Tee Memphis (Memphis); and Olive Branch Country Club (Olive Branch, MS).

Nashville 2 All-Stars – Players are from Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club (Hendersonville); VinnyLinks (Shelby Park); The Legacy of Springfield (Springfield); and Hermitage Golf Course (Hickory).

Nashville 4 All-Stars – Players are from the Little Course at Conner Lane (Franklin) and Old Natchez Country Club (Franklin). 

Nashville 5 All-Stars – Players are from The Governors Club (Brentwood); Vanderbilt Legends Club (Franklin); The Grove (College Grove); and Westhaven Golf Club (Franklin).

TN Grasslands All-Stars – Players are from Tennessee Grasslands Golf and Country Club (Gallatin).

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