Tellico Village Selected to Host Two Tennessee State Golf Tournaments
Tournaments Set to Attract the Nation's Top Amateur Golfers
By Brian Weis
The Tennessee Golf Association has chosen Tellico Village to host two of its championship events in 2022. The Village will host the 2022 Tennessee Senior and Super Senior Four-Ball Championships at Toqua Golf Club the week of May 9 - 13. A full field of 108 of the best senior golfers in the country are registered with a waiting list already.
The format will start with stroke play qualifying on Tuesday and Wednesday followed by a cut to the low 8 Senior teams and low 4 Super Senior teams advancing to the elimination match play brackets. The field includes two hall-of-famers and several state champions including Tim Jackson who has won 26 state championships and played in two Masters tournaments. Knoxville's own Steve and Jeff Golliher are also expected to play.
"We are excited about the outstanding courses that have graciously agreed to host tournaments in 2022. We will be hosting events all the way from the Tri-Cities to Memphis, and we hope to see many new and familiar faces alike playing in state championships" said Allison Brown, who was named the TGA's new executive director last year.
Tellico was also selected to host the 2022 Tennessee Women's Senior and Women's Mid-Am Championships at The Links at Kahite on September 27 and 28. This event will attract some of the top female amateur golfers in the state, including former UT golfers Blakesly Brock, who won the US Women's Amateur Championship in 2021, and Teleri Hughes.
"It's an honor and a privilege to be chosen to host two major state championships in the same calendar year" said Chris Sykes, Director of Golf Operations at Tellico Village.
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About: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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