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What Does The Perfect Afternoon Of Golf Look Like To You?


What does the perfect afternoon of golf look like to you? Here’s what it looks like to us.

Supporting the incredible work of Students Taking A Right Stand (STARS), the Hart Golf Classic is celebrating its 20th year this year returning to The Golf Club of Tennessee on Monday, June 25.

Golf tournament co-chairman Cooper Jones and Parkes Owen said the event is named in honor of outstanding community volunteers and STARS supporters Rodes and Patricia Hart of Brentwood.

“With a gorgeous setting, the tournament is at one of the region’s top courses is a great opportunity to have an active, fun day while supporting the important work of this hard-working non-profit organization which positively impacts the lives of so many young people,” Jones said. “With the generous support of Rodes and Patricia Hart of this event and STARS, we are showing our deep appreciation for their commitment to helping young people throughout Middle Tennessee combat tough issues like bullying, violence, substance abuse and peer pressure.”

Under the leadership of former long-time tourney chairs Ron Samuels and Barry Moody, the golf tournament was renamed in honor of the Harts and has continued to grow in quality and over-impact of STARS.

Ultimately, helping students overcome serious social and emotional barriers to learning helps us have a stronger and better Tennessee which is what the Harts and this golf tournament help support reflected Owen.

Golf registration and sponsorship information can be obtained by visiting the STARS website at or contacting STARS at 615-279-0058.  

A nationally recognized resource for student assistance, training and professional consultation, STARS assists students, families and schools with prevention, intervention and treatment services addressing bullying, substance abuse, violence, and social and emotional barriers to success. Founded in 1984, STARS staff operate in schools and community sites throughout Middle Tennessee via STARS Specialists, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services as well as through Youth Overcoming Drug Abuse (YODA) as a licensed alcohol and drug out-patience treatment facility. Their Kids On The Block puppetry program helps educate kindergarten through sixth grade students about health and social concerns that affect their lives while promoting an understanding and acceptance of all children and adults regardless of their differences. More info at