Brentwood native, Lipscomb champ, will make PGA debut at Nashville Golf Open

Brentwood native, Lipscomb champ, will make PGA debut at Nashville Golf Open


Brentwood native Dawson Armstrong will make his professional debut next week in the Tour’s Nashville Golf Open Benefitting the Snedeker Foundation.

Tournament officials confirmed on Tuesday that Armstrong had been given a sponsor exemption to compete in the 2018 event, to be contested at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club the week of May 21-27.

The All-American golfer at Lipscomb University is just the second player in Atlantic Sun (ASUN) Conference history to win three Golfer of the Year awards (2016-18) as well as earn four All-ASUN First Team selections.

He became the first player in 12 years to win back-to- back ASUN individual titles after finishing on top of the field by three strokes with a seven-under par 135 (69-66) earlier this month at the ASUN Golf Championship in Braselton, Georgia.

“We’re elated to have Dawson begin his professional career in the Nashville Golf Open,” said NGO’s
tournament director Charlie Clarkson. “Dawson has enjoyed an incredible level of success and we look for him to have a solid debut here at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club.”

Armstrong enters the NGO with a vast amount of course knowledge as the Nashville Golf & Athletic Club served as the home course for Lipscomb during Armstrong’s amazing collegiate career. His home course is nearby Brentwood Country Club.

“A huge thank you (goes) to for giving me this incredible opportunity to make my hometown proud,” Armstrong said in a story appearing on “I hope to see everyone out at Nashville Golf & Athletic Club.”

Armstrong joins Jake Owen and Brendon Todd as sponsor exemptions for this year’s NGO.

Tournament Director Charlie Clarkson says volunteers are still needed for the upcoming Nashville Golf Open. Available positions include walking scorers, marshals and hospitality hosts. (Visit for more information)

“The NGO’s Volunteer Program continues to improve every year,” Clarkson said. “The Tour Vison Promotions team works year-round to make sure the information is in place for our events to be successful, but the volunteer’s execution of our information is why the event happens seamlessly.”

A premier volunteer position is a walking scorer. This volunteer walks inside the ropes with players and caddies and records real time scoring back to PGA TOUR headquarters in Ponte Vedra, Fla.

At the completion of the NGO, all volunteers have the special opportunity to watch, up close, the NGO champion receiving his guitar championship trophy and check for $99,000.

Tickets and transportation

  • Tickets are available through Ticket prices start at $10 for a Daily Pass for one day’s admission and $35 for a Weekly Pass that provide access throughout the tournament week. Customers can also opt for reasonably priced hospitality suite access that includes food and beverage.
  • Proceeds from online ticket sales benefit The First Tee of Middle Tennessee, the Snedeker Foundation, Jake Owen Foundation and Williamson County high schools. Consumers can select the charity of their choice upon purchase.
  • The 2017 NGO generated approximately $128,000 for local charities.
  • Patron parking for the NGO will be at Ravenwood High School in Brentwood with non-stop shuttle service operating throughout the event. The school’s address is 1724 Wilson Pike, Brentwood, TN 37027

For more information on the Nashville Golf Open benefiting the Snedeker Foundation, including tickets, as well as sponsorship and volunteer opportunities, please visit
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