Skip to main content
Back to articles

We’re always working on our approach


Simmons Bank has created a long-lasting commitment to the next generation.

Corporate executives and golf have gone hand-in-hand for a century. But why? And, more importantly, what’s different about that relationship today?

Team SB-original 4.jpg

It’s still about relationships. Just…different relationships.

It’s estimated that about 4 in 5 Fortune 500 CEOs play golf. And golf has always been known as a game for executives to network. Many deals have been made around a tee box that affect our world to this day.

Historically seen as a rich-man’s game, golf was out of reach for most people — both financially and culturally. For just over a hundred years, it was a game for the select few (who wanted to keep it that way).

Then, things suddenly changed.

Tiger Woods arrived on the scene in the early ‘90s, winning the Masters at 21 years old. He accomplished what no other golfer could have done — he made golf cool. He is often credited with single-handedly changing the public perception of the game, as well as public participation.

Golf’s popularity exploded over the next decade. Kids idolized Woods in the same respect as the day’s leading athletes. In so many ways, Woods opened the door of golf to the public. If you show up at your nearest course today, you’ll find the widest diversity of people, young and old, waiting to tee off.

"…but if you asked me when I was about 6 or 7 years old who I wanted to be, I would have said Tiger Woods or Arron Oberholser.”

– Will Zalatoris to Golf Digest

The next generation is ready — and we’re working to keep it that way.

Simmons Bank has an extensive history of supporting golf in the communities we serve in order to create opportunities for everyone. We’ve made a long-lasting commitment to the game through our title sponsorship of The Simmons Bank Open, support of many golf associations throughout our footprint, and, of course, Team Simmons Bank.

Team Simmons Bank has mastered the art of breaking through obstacles— for the game, for our communities, and for themselves as they continue to reach their dreams. The brand ambassadors, collectively known as Team Simmons Bank,

How we’re growing our support

We are focused on growing our investment beyond our brand ambassadors and continue investing in the next generation. Follow along with how we are supporting our community here.

Read more about our partners and relationships:

Simmons Bank Keeps Mental Health Top of Mind for Women’s Athletics at Vanderbilt University

Simmons Bank Keeps Mental Health Top of Mind for Women’s Athletics at Vanderbilt University

Simmons Bank Keeps Mental Health Top of Mind for Women’s Athletics at Vanderbilt University

Stella Vaughn , the namesake of Stella’s Summit, was one of 10 women enrolled at Vanderbilt...
TCU Tops SMU at Simmons Bank Showdown; Final 83-75

TCU Tops SMU at Simmons Bank Showdown; Final 83-75

Simmons Bank Showdown resulted in over 150 toys collected for Toys for Tots

The night opened with Texas State University and the University of Texas at Arlington squaring of...
Winning our way

Winning our way

Because while a season is short, fierce is forever.

Sport builds us up. It strengthens our bodies and our resolve. Sport teaches us lessons: of grace, humility and the power of team. Winning the hour, the year or even our lives - we're winning our way.

Simmons Presents Financial Literacy Class to OSU Student Athletes

Simmons Presents Financial Literacy Class to OSU Student Athletes

Simmons Bank prioritizes crucial life skills in financial literacy classes

Simmons Bank is proud to support women’s athletics, and we know that winning our way isn’t always...
Simmons Bank Cheers on Liberty Bowl, Supports Gold Star Families

Simmons Bank Cheers on Liberty Bowl, Supports Gold Star Families

Arkansas and Kansas squared off; Simmons’ donated $50,000 to shine a light on Gold Star families.

In September, Simmons Bank received naming rights to Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium. The renaming ...
Zack Fischer takes home title at Visa Argentine

Zack Fischer takes home title at Visa Argentine

A clutch performance down the stretch secures Fischer his first professional victory

In December, Team Simmons Bank golfer Zack Fischer secured his first professional tournament...
Simmons Bank Open Named Tournament of the Year

Simmons Bank Open Named Tournament of the Year

A major milestone after only 2 years

The Korn Ferry Tour announced the Simmons Bank Open for the Snedeker Foundation as its 2022 Tournament of the Year...

Simmons Bank Open is Added to 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Finals

Simmons Bank Open is Added to 2023 Korn Ferry Tour Finals

Teeing off at The Grove Club on September 14-17 for the Snedeker Foundation

Preparations are well underway for the Korn Ferry Tour (KFT) Finals 2023 and a new addition has...
We’re always working on our approach

We’re always working on our approach

Simmons Bank has created a long-lasting commitment to opening doors through golf.

Corporate executives and golf have gone hand-in-hand for a century. But why?...

Loading...
There was an error retrieving results
Load More