Supporting Our Mission


Giving Opportunities Through the Tennessee Golf Foundation

Your continued support of the Tennessee Golf Foundation helps us provide resources for each region of Tennessee in an affordable and accessible manner. Your donation helps us share the game of golf and its life-enhancing values with future generations!

Donations Are Tax Deductible

Gifts are tax deductible as contributions to a tax-exempt organization as described in sections 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. You can donate online, by contacting us, or by mail. Learn more about membership benefits below. Any size contribution is sincerely appreciated.

If you prefer to make your contribution by check (payable to Tennessee Golf Foundation), please mail it to:

Tennessee Golf Foundation
400 Franklin Road
Franklin, TN 37069

Help Support Golf Programs in Tennessee

Annual Fund

Gifts to this fund are unrestricted donations that support, but not limited to, junior golf development and programs, golf academy scholarships, junior tour competitions, equipment, turfgrass research, First Tee programs, Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame, and Golf House Tennessee general operations. There are three featured levels of giving:

Society of Tennessee Golfers


By donating at the Society of Tennessee Golfers level, you will receive these golf benefits:

  • Premium golf polo and TGF crested golf hat
  • Playing spot in one of our TGF Golf Play Day outings

TGF President’s Club


By donating at the TGF President’s Club level, you will receive all of the Society benefits, as well as:

  • Golf with TGF President Whit Turnbow at a premium Tennessee golf course (scheduled in small groups)

Golf House Tennessee Trustees


By making an unrestricted donation to the Tennessee Golf Foundation’s Annual Fund, you’ll receive Society and President’s benefits plus:

  • Select invitations with TGF President Whit Turnbow and other TGF Board members.

Memorials & Honorariums

We thank you for choosing to honor and celebrate the life of your loved one by supporting the Tennessee Golf Foundation. Gifts in honor or memory of your favorite golfer are a wonderful way to celebrate their legacy.

Donors typically make gifts in memory of a deceased family member, friend or co-worker or to honor someone who loves the game of golf. Each gift helps the Tennessee Golf Foundation meet our mission to promote golf and its life enhancing values with an emphasis on teaching youth and the disadvantaged.

Memorial Gift Acknowledgement
When making a memorial gift, please include the name and address of the individual you would like us to notify of your gift. We then send an acknowledgement of your donation to the individual you designate.

Memorial Language Used in an Obituary

Families may ask for memorial gifts through the obituary. The notice in the obituary might read…

“In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to the Tennessee Golf Foundation, Located at Golf House Tennessee, 400 Franklin Road, Franklin, TN 37069”

The Honour Council

Tennessee Golf Foundation’s Honour Council gives you the opportunity to create a permanent legacy that benefits the game and those who play it—today and in the years to come. Bequests and other gifting opportunities support the mission of the Tennessee Golf Foundation while providing you with tax savings and other important benefits.

The Honour Council was created to recognize the individuals who make planned gifts to help chart the course of the game—keeping golf accessible, available and affordable to for future generations. All planned gifts qualify you for membership in The Honour Council.

Honour Council donors will be recognized within Golf House Tennessee and annual Foundation periodicals.
  • Donors will be recognized annually in the Tennessee Golf Foundation’s Progress Report, distributed each December.
  • Donors will be recognized in an Honor Council display located in Golf House Tennessee.
  • Contact a TGF representative to discuss how to include the Tennessee Golf Foundation in your estate plans.

Golf House Tennessee Partners

Individual and corporate donors with cumulative gifts to the Foundation of over $10,000 since 1991 are permanently recognized in this giving program.

Cumulative Giving Partners
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