LaFlare Golf was born from a group of 12 friends after a 2-day golf weekend aimed to bring together old friends and have fun. After a successful initial event, the Tour was born immediately, driven by a consensus opinion that events like this should be a monthly occasion.
Participation increased quickly, and our sixth event was a destination event attended by over 30 golfers. We've successfully collaborated with local golf courses to give out prizes such as free rounds of golf for various contests (closest to the pin, longest drive). Easily our most proud accomplishment to date is hearing, “we’ve never sold this much beer on a Saturday morning before!” from a hosting club.
Throughout the evolution of the Tour, we’ve added various aspects we feel are unique to LaFlare golf – highlight videos from each event, a LaFlare golf rewards program, Cameos for outings, and event-specific awards for non-golf performance related aspects such as most fun had (aka Most Lit Cart) and best golf attire (aka Drip or Drown). We also recognize the ‘worst’ performing golfer with the Tyler Vickery Courage Award to make sure everyone knows they have a place on tour.
In less than a year, we've grown to over 150 members. With a full slate of events in 2021, we look forward to continued growth, more fun, and ultimately becoming the premier recreational golf league in East Tennessee.