Junior Golf benefits from a charity event

Top golfers will hit the links next week as the PGA Tour makes its long-awaited return to regular play.

The pros trained on their own while having a little fun.

On Sunday, Tour pros Scott Stallings, Peter Malnati, Wes Roach and Eric Axley gathered for the Holston Hills Country Club PGA Shootout presented by Pete Michaels Traffic.

Michaels donated $1,000 on Sunday to Junior Golf, $400 to the winning charity and $300 to the other three charities.

Members of Holston Hills were on hand for the event, which was held with social distancing guidelines in mind, the same rules golfers will abide by when they take to the course for real next week .

The directives will not prevent the Tour from taking action according to Peter Malnati.

“I think the PGA Tour has an opportunity because we are an outdoor sport, we can do it responsibly and I think we can be a really good example to behold and something to watch and be excited about again. “Malnati said.

The event raised $6,000 for local charities like Knoxville’s Kids Play Free and First Tee program as well as the Tennessee Federation of Golf Knoxville.

“It’s nice to be able to give back, playing junior golf in Knoxville here, I’m just excited to start playing,” said Pro Wes Roach.

Three-time PGA Tour winner Scott Stallings added of the fundraiser for his Kids Free Golf program: “An opportunity for kids to get in touch with the game at no cost and every kid be there and we’ll take care of it. rest .”

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