Volunteers needed for women's, senior events

Apr. 17—FAIRFIELD GLADE — Last week the Tennessee Golf Association and Tennessee PGA Section announced a new partnership with Fairfield Glade as the new title sponsor for the Tennessee Women's Open and Tennessee Senior State Open, with both tournaments remaining at Stonehenge Golf Club.

"We are looking for volunteers across the Upper Cumberland to come out, have a good time and help make the tournaments a memorable event for the players, spectators and officials", Fairfield Glade's Director of Golf Jeff Houston said.

"You do not have to have any previous experience volunteering nor do you have to be a resident of Fairfield Glade to volunteer."

The tournament dates are June 10-11 for the Tennessee Senior State Open, and July 25-27 for the Tennessee Women's Open.

For more information on how to become a volunteer, please contact Jeremy Jones at or 931-484-3731.

The registration fee for one tournament is $25, $40 for both and includes: a uniform (golf shirt and hat) and access to the Hospitality Tent from 4-6pm on the final day of each event.

The Tennessee Senior State Open is celebrating its 15th year, all of which have taken place at Stonehenge Golf Club. The 36-hole tournament welcomes 126 seniors from around the state split into two divisions.

A total of 100 seniors make up the Championship Division while 26 other golfers will compete in the Super Senior Division.

The Tennessee Senior State Open brings in the top professionals and amateurs from the Volunteer State every year. Past winners include a host of Tennessee Golf Hall of Famers including Gibby Gilbert III, PGA, Tim Jackson and Danny Green.

Kip Henley is the defending champion, pulling off a one-stroke win on the 18th hole. He's a former PGA Professional at Fairfield Glade's Heatherhurst Golf Course and PGA TOUR caddie. Henley became the first amateur to win the Tennessee Senior State Open since 2015.

Started in 1999, the Tennessee Women's Open is one of the longest-running women's Open tournaments in the country. The 54-hole event is split into two divisions, the Championship Division and the Senior Division. The tournament has been held at Stonehenge Golf Club in Fairfield Glade since 2009.

Celebrating 26 years of competition, the Tennessee Women's Open has consistently attracted top talent from around the globe. Past winners include current LPGA Professionals Ashli Bunch, Lauren Coughlin and Karlin Beck as well as some of the top amateur golfers in the world like Tennessee Players of the Year Sophie Linder and Lynn Lim.

Lynn Lim is the defending champion at the Tennessee Women's Open. She currently plays for the nationally-ranked Vanderbilt women's golf team. Her win in 2023 made her just the fourth player in Tennessee golf history to win the Tennessee Women's Open and Tennessee Women's Amateur in the same year.