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The Sneds Tour and the Snedeker Foundation

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Apart from providing thrilling competition, the tour also displays true sportsmanship through its support for The Snedeker Foundation. Through this partnership, this golf event has positively affected numerous social and athletic endeavors throughout Middle Tennessee.

The Snedeker Foundation Scholarship Program was initiated in 2012. Eligibility requirements must meet:

Divisions

The Masters Division is the highest form of competition available to junior golfers aged 10-18 and requires players with proven abilities and strong will to excel under tournament conditions. Furthermore, Masters Division players should demonstrate knowledge of USGA Rules of Golf and on-course etiquette; additionally, they must show an appreciation of and respect for tradition within golf; furthermore, the Sneds Tour expects Masters Division players to act as role models to all junior golfers they come across.

In 2024, the Sneds Tour will introduce our Destination Series events. Held across select courses throughout Southeast, these tournaments will follow divisional formats similar to Open Series events; our junior golfers can benefit by competing against top competitors while still having access to different venues and conditions. For any total or two-day events, only members may join these Destination Series tournaments.

Old Hickory – Hendersonville 18-year-old Tanner Calonge and Morristown West 17-year-old Heath Petty won the boys 16-18-year-old Masters division of Sneds Tour’s Elite Series event this week by shooting identical scores of 167 (80-87). They defeated each other by four shots.

Masters and Tour division members may register for a Summer Season Regional Championship, with invitations being distributed based on the Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking for each age group, giving preference to those with higher rankings.

The Sneds Tour is pleased to be able to provide financial assistance for deserving juniors through the Campbell Martin Scholarship Fund, thanks to generous donations by former Sneds Tour players and parents. Children may apply or nominate another aide for consideration by clicking here.

Juniors seeking to qualify for the Championship Series must finish each Summer Season event within the top 50 points for that particular event, earning enough to advance them to the Championship Series Finals at Aspen Grove Challenge in October.

Member Series

The Member Series is the entry point into the Sneds Tour, providing players with full membership rights that allow them to compete in all summer Sneds Tour tournaments for a fee. Entry fees range between $15-17 per tournament, with four & 7-year-old divisions not advancing to season-ending championships; these events focus more on skill than overall tournament field size, allowing juniors to make new friends while enjoying golf!

The Masters Division is an all-inclusive Sneds Tour membership available to players aged 10-18, designed for players with proven ability and a desire to compete at an advanced level. Masters Division members should possess in-depth knowledge of USGA rules of golf and course etiquette – providing more competitive opportunities when attending Elite Series events.

Sneds Tour members who achieve the highest Junior Golf Scoreboard ranking across each age division (Masters, Tour, and Micro) will be invited to compete in our Tournament of Champions at The Virginian in July. Masters and Tour Division players who are not qualifying can still register for one of our Regional Championships events if desired.

The Sneds Tour is dedicated to supporting junior golf in Tennessee. Through partnerships with Brandt and Mandy Snedeker Foundation as well as Tennessee PGA Professionals, this Tour provides young players with exciting competition at an affordable cost. The Sneds Tour is proud to host over one hundred Junior golf tournaments each year across Tennessee, including a state championship and four Elite Series tournaments hosted by local PGA professionals who serve as teachers, mentors, and leaders for these young golfers. It is partly funded through generous donations made to the Campbell Martin Scholarship Fund, which offers financial aid for qualified junior golfers looking to participate in Sneds Tour tournaments.

Regional Tournaments

The Sneds Tour is Tennessee’s premier junior golf tour, hosting over 100 tournaments each year across the state. Their mission is to offer junior golfers of all abilities competitive tournament experience while keeping an eye on event quality and professionalism; additionally, they provide scholarships for top performers in each division, with the Masters Division serving as their highest level of competition available to those ages 10-19.

Candidates for the Masters Division must exhibit high levels of sportsmanship throughout the season and serve as role models on and off the course. Candidates must possess knowledge about USGA rules of golf and etiquette as well as the desire to excel under tournament conditions. Competitors in head-to-head competition with top Masters and Tour division players, as well as those who are highly proficient at golf, should seek admission into this division.

All Masters division members who do not qualify for the Tournament of Champions will have an opportunity to participate in a regional championship during the summer months on a first-come, first-serve basis. Furthermore, Micro division members not qualifying will receive invitations to the Aspen Grove Challenge based on their Junior Golf Scoreboard rankings.

Ethan Smith hails from Gallatin, Tennessee, and currently plays on Carson Newman University’s men’s golf team. He began playing golf at age six and became passionate about it soon after that. Ethan is thrilled to now work for an organization that hosted his junior golf tour as well as to see its development further.

Kennedy hails from Knoxville, Tennessee, and currently attends the University of Memphis, where she plays on their women’s golf team. With 12+ years of playing experience and an immense passion for helping others discover golf – this 2023 season marks Kennedy’s inaugural year on Sneds Tour staff!

Logan hails from Philadelphia, Tennessee, and currently plays on Tennessee Wesleyan University’s men’s golf team. What he loves best about working for the Sneds Tour is working alongside players who share his passion for the game of golf.

State Tournaments

The Tennessee Golf Foundation, The Snedeker Foundation, and South College have come together to form Tennessee’s premier junior golf tour – The Sneds Tour. Events take place across Tennessee to provide juniors of various ages and skill levels with tournament experience at tournaments throughout Tennessee. A professional staff runs this event, which the PGA of Tennessee Section supports; professional PGA Professionals act as mentors, teachers, and friends to young golfers; make sure during your tournament to thank both your host PGA professionals as well as their assistants for all their assistance!

The Sneds Tour Elite Series comprises five 36-hole tournaments held across Tennessee as a “Path to Tennessee Junior Cup,” wherein top point earners at each event may qualify if not already qualified.

Rob is a graduate of UT Knoxville, where he played on their men’s golf team. Following graduation, he completed a two-year PJ Boatwright internship before joining the Sneds Tour full-time as its Director. His favorite aspect of working here is helping players advance to college through golf.

Aynsleigh hails from Knoxville, TN, and plays on the Carson-Newman University Women’s Golf Team. She majors in Sociology with an additional minor in Psychology and is thrilled to join the Sneds Tour 2023 team!

Jackson currently competes in Division ll golf at Union University in West Tennessee and majors in Theology. He first began playing golf during his freshman year of high school, competing on the Sneds Tour since that time and now as part of their staff team.

The Sneds Tour Open Series events are open to any full or Two-Day Events-only membership holder and offer something for players of any gender and age, with boys 14 and under playing from approximately 5,900 yards, while Girls 12-18 compete from about 6,600 yards. In order to participate, membership dues must have been paid, and registration for events must take place through its website.