April Membership Dinner

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Name: April Membership Dinner
Date: April 25, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM CDT
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Our speaker this month will be Darrell Smith, Tournament Director for The FedEx St Jude Classic.   Mr. Smith will be discussing the deep history of this event as well as give some very informative insight on what it takes to put this event on each year. 



Darrell Smith’s career in professional golf began in 2005 as an intern at his hometown event, the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Shortly after the 2005 event, Darrell was hired as Operations Coordinator, handling all aspects of tournament logistics.
 
In 2010, Darrell joined the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas as the Director of Operations. In this role, Darrell managed a host of vendors, committee members and volunteers to help produce one of the largest events on the PGA TOUR schedule. The AT&T Byron Nelson Championship consistently ranks as one of the highest attended events with over 270,000 spectators attending over four days of competition.
 
After serving one year in that role, he returned to Memphis as Tournament Manager, where he led the tournament’s sales and sponsorship efforts. During Darrell’s tenure as Tournament Manager, the event has enjoyed significant growth and innovation by implementing new programs. These include a peer to peer volunteer fundraising program called Hours for St. Jude presented by BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, a 5K race and the Captain’s Club, which is a group of year-long ambassadors that has proven to be vital for the success of the event.
 
Darrell was named Tournament Director November 1, 2015 and during his short time he has continued to innovate and deliver. This past year, the event introduced the Island Club, a new venue overlooking the 11th hole. Not only did it bring a great view in golf, it gave spectators a little extra reason to cheer on their favorite golfers. Guests had the opportunity to win $100 if a PGA TOUR professional made a hole-in-one during live competition! In following suit for 2017, the FedEx St. Jude Classic will once again bring the new and different under his leadership. The event will be the first to significantly modify the marquee Pro-Am on Wednesday by introducing a nine-hole PGA TOUR experience for PGA TOUR professionals. This should provide an enhanced experience for both pros and amateurs alike.
 
Darrell and his wife Libby are both graduates of the University of Tennessee and have two children; a son named Holston (June 2014) and a daughter named Millie (July 2016). 

 
Location:


The Butcher Shop
107 S. Germantown Parkway
Cordova, TN  38018
Date/Time Information:
Social Hour begins at 5:30 pm dinner beginning at 6:30 pm.  
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