Nashville mayor John Cooper and PGA TOUR 2012 FedExCup champion Brandt Snedeker, welcomed the community for a press conference at the clubhouse at Shelby Park Golf Course in Nashville (2021 Fatherland St., Nashville, TN 37206).
Mayor Cooper presented the Tennessee Golf Foundation with funds totalling $2 million to go toward the renovations of Metro Nashville golf courses at Shelby Park and VinnyLinks.
Shelby Park Golf Course is the oldest of the seven golf courses in the Metro Nashville system as it is set to celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2024. VinnyLinks is the home to The First Tee of middle Tennessee and welcomed over 500 students for programming last year, while having a total of 14,475 rounds played on its nine-hole, par-three layout.
The Tennessee Golf Foundation will work alongside Metro Nashville to oversee these renovations, beginning in the spring of 2024.
Pictured are TGF Board member Stuart Smith, PGA Tour FedExCup Champion Brandt Snedeker, course architect Bruce Hepner, TGF President Whit Turnbow, Mayor John Cooper, Metro Councilman Clay Capp, and TGF Board Chairman, Jim Seabury