Cleveland Country Club has been a popular destination point for Tennessee Golf Association events over the past 30 years. There have been 17 competitive events at CCC since 1980, but this year will be the first time the club has been host to the Tennessee Women’s Amateur Golf Championship.
The 70th annual tournament begins with practice rounds today, medal-play qualifying beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday, and match-play competition Tuesday through Friday.
Cleveland Country Club has been host to a trio of major womens’ events, beginning with the State Women’s Senior Amateur in 1980. The Women’s Senior Amateur returned to the club in 2006, followed by the TGA Women’s Four-Ball last year (2009).
There have been multiple state events three different years ... in 1984, 1992 and 1994.
The history of TGA events (and winners) and Cleveland Country Club:
1980 — State Women’s Senior Amateur. Betty Probasco of Chattanooga.
1981 — State Insurers Junior. Jeff Sherrill of Signal Mountain.
1984 — State Insurers Junior. Joe Markham Jr. of Cleveland.
1984 — State PGA Championship. Waddy Stokes of Fairfield Glades.
1984 — State PGA Senior Championship. Vernon Thwaits of Knoxville.
1989 — TGA State Two-Man Scramble. Chuck Jabaley and Chuck Floyd of Cleveland.
1990 — State PGA Father-Son Championship. Dewey and Martin Morris of Nashville.
1992 — State PGA Championship. Walt Chapman of Kodak.
1992 — State PGA Senior Championship. Gary Head of Hendersonville.
1994 — TGA State Four-Ball. Pat Corey and Larry White of Chattanooga.
1994 — TGA State Senior Four-Ball. Rex Fraley and Rupert Baker of Clarksville.
1998 — TGA State Two-Man Scramble. Bob Rice and David Burris of Dayton.
1999 — TGA State Mid-Amateur. Richard Smith of Dresden.
2000 — State PGA Championship. Bob Boyle of Kingsport.
2004 — TGA Junior Amateur Championship. Josh Young of Greenbrier.
2006 — TGA Women’s Senior Amateur. Maggie Scott of Cleveland.
2009 — TGA Women’s Four-Ball. Catie Tucker of Ooltewah and Staci Lynch of Clarksville.