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This golf tournament honors Cherokee’s Golf Pro Emeritus, Gary Toulson, the longest-tenured head professional in the 116-year history of the club. Gary’s passion for teaching is second to none, positively impacting generations of families during his 35 years at Cherokee. His dedication and work ethic bolstered his exemplary career which includes: 

  • Tennessee PGA Player of the Year (1985)

  • Tennessee PGA President (1986)

  • Tennessee PGA Senior Championship Winner (1989 & 1990)

  • Tennessee Teaching Professional of the Year (1989 & 1991)

  • One of Golf Digest’s Top 200 Golf Teachers in America (2000)

  • among many other tournament wins and achievements

Unfortunately, Gary was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006. This disease has become more and more debilitating for him as the years progress; and now, Gary is unable to play the game he truly loves. However, he still takes great joy in sharing his extensive knowledge and deep love for the game of golf.

We invite you to join us at the Cherokee Country Club on November 4, 2024, for an honorary lunch and a Shotgun Start. Tournament proceeds and sponsorships benefit PJ Parkinson’s Support, a local 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that raises awareness about Parkinson’s disease.

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Tournament Information

The field is limited to 18 teams [1 Professional + 3 Amateurs]

$350 entry fee per Amateur*

includes lunch, golf, cart, tee gift, and tournament prizes

Lunch will be served at 11:00 AM

participation in the tournament is not required to attend

Shotgun will start at 12:00

the format will be 1 Best Ball Gross and 1 Best Ball Net

Professional Purse will be $4,000**

Entries open September 1, 2024
Deadline to Register October 1, 2024

*Proceeds benefit PJ Parkinson’s Support

**based on a full field 

Tournament Registration

Each player will need to complete an entry form; the names of each member of your team are required to complete registration.

I am
the Professional
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