President's Cup Golf Tournament

President's Cup Golf Tournament


Blue skies and fair temperatures made for a perfect day on the links at Hermitage Golf Course on Monday, October 20th for the 4th annual President’s Cup golf tournament benefiting the education and preservation programs of Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage. We were pleased to recognize Walter Knestrick as honorary chair. Walter’s charismatic nature and enthusiasm for the Hermitage make him a delight to work with. He and his wife Sarah are longtime supporters and we are grateful for their friendship. Golfers began checking in around 10:00 a.m. to have plenty of time for all of the pre-tournament activities – driving range, putting contest, delicious lunch, and using their tournament gift of a Nike Bucks voucher to shop at the on-site Nike tournament discount store (the only one of its kind in the nation!).

The carts were lined up and ready to roll for the 12:30 p.m. shotgun start. A good level of competition prevailed and we received many comments about the excellent condition of the course on President’s Reserve at Hermitage Golf Course. Throughout the afternoon, tournament volunteers driving two beverage carts made sure that all of our golfers had plenty to drink and snack on. Beer was donated by Ajax Turner Company.

After finishing play, golfers enjoyed a sumptuous New Orleans-style dinner and bid on an array of auction items while the score cards were tallied. Award results are listed below.

We are also immensely grateful to Lexus of Nashville and Mr. J. R. Roper for again serving as our Hole-in-One sponsor and donating an incredible auction item. Each Lexus dealership across the country has the opportunity to choose a charity partner for the Lexus Champions for Charity program. The dealership donates a silent auction item, with minimum bid of $5,000, whereby the winner and a friend gain eligibility to compete in the Lexus National Champions for Charity tournament at famed Pebble Beach. The three-day 54-hole tournament includes competition on all three of the beautiful Pebble Beach courses – Pebble Beach, Spy Glass Hill, and Spanish Bay. The only way to participate in the lavish tournament is to be the winner of the Lexus silent auction item at one of the Lexus sponsored charity tournaments around the country. And if we are as lucky as we were two years ago, our winning golfer, Mr. Steve Hewlett, may play well enough at Pebble Beach to also bring us a share of the charity purse from the national tournament. We could win as much as $7,000 additional prize money! Many thanks to Lexus and J. R. Roper for this very valuable opportunity!

And now, without further ado . . . here are the awards results for President’s Cup 2014, followed by a complete listing of sponsors and donors.

Putting Contest: Ben Eggebeen

Closest to the Pin – Hole #3: Duke Nishiyama

Longest Drive-Hole #8: Derek Jablonski

Longest PuttHole #9: Brock Allender

Closest to the PinHole #12: Matt Glover

Longest DriveHole #13: Andrew Honeybone

Team awards:

1st Place, 1st Flight: Corner Pub

2nd Place, 1st Flight: Pinnacle Financial Partners

3rd Place, 1st Flight: Two Rivers Ford

1st Place, 2nd Flight: Iroquois Irrigation, Inc.

2nd Place, 2nd Flight: TriStar Energy-Dailys/Twice Dailys

3rd Place, 2nd Flight: Glover Group Entertainment

1st Place, 3rd Flight: McQuiddy Printing Co.

2nd Place, 3rd Flight: Lexus of Nashville

3rd Place, 3rd Flight: Jason Nelson & Friends

President’s Cup 2014 - Tournament Committee

Chairs: Gary Glover and Tom Woodard

Ray Harness

Honorary Chair

Walter Knestrick

Presenting Sponsors

Bridgestone Americas, Inc.

Glover Group Entertainment, Inc.

Jackson National Life Insurance Company

Tri-Star Energy (Daily’s/TwiceDaily)

President’s Pride

Ajax Turner

Two Rivers Ford

Driving Range Sponsor

Standard Candy Company

Hole in One Sponsor

Lexus of Nashville

General’s Circle

JRS Investments, Inc.

Pinnacle Financial Partners


Lin and Bill Andrews

Corner Pub


Glover Group Entertainment, Inc.

Iroquois Irrigation, Inc.

Jason Nelson & Friends

Sarah and Walter Knestrick

National Seating & Mobility, Inc.

Skill Hole Sponsors

All American Termite and Pest Control, Inc.

Hagan & Farrar, PLLC

Maid Brigade

Mullins Clemmons & Mayes, PLLC

Thomas V. White

Hole Sponsors

Ellen Warner Hudson

State Representative Darren Jernigan

Paul Kuhn

Emily J. Reynolds


American Paper & Twine Co., Inc.

William R. Hostettler

Pat and Kathy Nevill

In-Kind Donations

Ajax Turner Co.

Daily’s/Twice Daily

Glover Group Entertainment Inc.

Hermitage Golf Course

Hot Shot Signs

Lexus of Nashville

Silent Auction Donors

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage

Basket of Flowers

Black Abbey Brewing Co.

Brighthouse Luxury Green Home Cleaning

Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art


Christie Cookies

Christy Johnson Photography

Corsair Distillery

Cupcake Collection

Embassy Suites – Cool Springs

Famous Dave’s

Firehouse Subs

Frist Center for Visual Arts

Glover Group Entertainment, Inc.

Hermitage Golf Course

Inn at Evins Mill

Jet’s Pizza

Juice Nashville

Kernels Nashville

Lexus Champions for Charity National Championship

M Street Restaurants

Men’s Wearhouse

Nashville Predators

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Painted Cupcake


Sugar Dive

Westhaven Golf Club

Door Prize Donors

Dunkin Donuts


The Hermitage Museum Store

Penn Station Subs