TENNESSEE GOLF FOUNDATION STAFF - JUNIOR GOLF DEPARTMENT 

Lissa has had success both on and off the golf course on many levels. As a senior in high school at Nashville's Harpeth Hall School, she won the TSSAA State High School Individual Championship. After her prep career, she was a four-year letter winner at the University of Alabama. While playing for the Crimson Tide, she served as team captain for two years and was named to the Southeastern Conference All- Academic team. Also during this time, Lissa captured two Tennessee Women's Amateur Championships. Following her collegiate career, she served as an assistant professional at several country clubs throughout the South including two in the Nashville area: Belle Meade Country Club and Gaylord Springs Golf Links. In 1995, she joined the Tennessee Golf Foundation as Director of Junior Golf and has held that position ever since. In 2020, Lissa will celebrate her 25th year at Golf House. 

Lissa also serves as Head Women's Golf Coach at Belmont University in Nashville. Bradford has received three significant honors in the world of collegiate golf.  In December of 2010, she was honored with the Gladys Palmer Meritorious Service Award, the National Golf Coaches Association’s (NGCA) most prestigious honor. In 2010 she was also named to the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Committee, where she assists with overseeing the sport’s regional and national championships as needed.  In 2019, she was awarded the Kim Evans Award, presented by the PGA of America. In 2020, she was awarded the Bill Strausbaugh Award by the TN PGA. Lissa has been a member of the PGA since 1989. 


Career Golf Highlight:
 "Playing Augusta National with my Mom" 

Career Low Round:  (68), Belle Meade CC, Nashville





Lissa Bradford

Senior Director of Junior Golf 

lbradford@tngolf.org 



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Rob Cherry
Director of Competitions 
rcherry@tngolf.org


Born and raised in Nashville, TN, Rob was introduced to the game of golf by his grandfather at the young age of five. Growing up attending The Memorial Tournament each year in Columbus, OH, Rob loved watching Jack Nicklaus and many other professional golfers.

Rob attended David Lipscomb High School where he helped the team win its first ever boy’s state golf championship. Alongside golf, he also played tennis during his high school career. After graduation, Rob attended The University of Tennessee where he pursued a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance. While at Tennessee, he was on the Golf Club team for three years and was elected President his junior year.

Post graduation, Rob completed two years with the TGA helping run various tournaments across the state. Bringing two years of prior experience to the team, Rob is excited to come full circle as he played in the TGA Junior Tour for 10 years. The 2020 season is Rob's 6th year with the Tennessee Golf Foundation.


Career Golf Highlight: Being a starter on David Lipscomb High School’s only State Golf Championship team

Career Low Round(68) Montgomery Bell State Park, Burns, TN





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Trevor Spathelf

Associate Director of Advancement
tspathelf@tngolf.org


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Matt Johnson
Associate Director of Competitions
majohnson@tngolf.org


Born and raised in Manchester, Tennessee, Matt grew up playing many sports, and was not introduced to the game of golf until the age of 13. Since his first year falling in the with the game at Willowbrook Golf Club, Matt has had a passion for it ever since.

Matt attended Coffee County Central High School where he competed on the Baseball, Golf and Tennis teams during his time there. Matt was apart of a record breaking golf squad at Coffee County during his junior and senior years that included a trip to the State Championship. One of Matt's favorite junior golf memories is the competing on Team East at Tennessee Junior Cup in 2013. After High School. Matt attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee from 2014-2019 where he earned a golf scholarship and competed on the Men's Golf Team. Matt graduated from Lee University with a bachelor's degree in both Business Management and Finance. 

During his time in college Matt worked on the Sneds Tour summer staff and brings four years of experience to the team. Matt is excited to work for the organization he once played within as a junior golfer and interned at for several years. 


Career Golf Highlight: 69-66 Runner-Up finish at the 2017 Las Vegas Desert Classic. 1st Team All-Conference Gulf South. 

Career Low Round: (64) Hillcrest Country Club



 2020 Sneds Tour Summer Staff

Ann Catherine Blackburn

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Ann Catherine is a General Business major at Belmont University from Triune, TN. She is a member of the Belmont women's golf team. She grew up playing on the Sneds Tour, and it impacted her life greatly. She plans on becoming a golf instructor after college. This year will be her third season working on the Sneds Tour staff. 



Meryl Castle

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Meryl is from Mt. Juliet, TN and is a part of the women's golf team at Milligan College where she is majoring in Nursing. She is looking forward to getting to work on the junior tour she spent some much competing on growing up. The 2020 season will be Meryl's second year on the Sneds Tour staff.
 
Olivia Cunningham

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Olivia is from Nashville, TN and currently attends Tusculum University in Greeneville, TN where she is a member of the women's golf team and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. She played on the Sneds Tour for five seasons, and this will be her second year on staff.
 
 

Baxter Jackson

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Baxter is from Murfreesboro, TN and is currently a Sports Management major at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. This will be Baxter's first year on staff. He has been a passionate fan and player all his life and is excited to give back to the game that gave him so much.



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John Livingston

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

John is from Nashville, TN. He is rising sophomore at Covenant College where he competes on the golf team and studies Finance. This will be John's first year on staff



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Hanley Long  

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Hanley grew up in Clarksville, TN and is now the Assistant Women's Golf Coach at Belmont University. She graduated from MTSU with a bachelor's degree in Organizational Communication with a minor in Leadership Studies. Hanley will be returning for her 4th year on staff.
 
Carlee Naney

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Carlee recently graduated from Belmont University with her bachelor's degree in Exercise Science and will be starting her doctorate in Physical Therapy in the Fall. During her time at Belmont, Carlee was a member of the Women's Golf Team. This will be her third year on staff.


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Savannah Quick 

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Savannah is from Manchester, TN and now attends Middle Tennessee State University where she is a member of the women's golf team. She is excited to work on staff for the junior tour she grew up playing on. The 2020 season will be Savannah's third year a part of the Sneds Tour staff. 
Traverse Read

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Traverse lives in Murfreesboro, TN and teaches at Stewarts Creek Middle School. He coaches girls basketball and golf at Stewarts Creek. The 2020 season will be his 6th summer being a part of the Sneds Tour staff. (Old Guy)


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Mariah Smith

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Mariah is from Clarksville, TN and is currently a sophomore at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where she is a member of the women's golf team. She is pursuing a major in Kinesiology. This will be Mariah's second season working on the Sneds Tour staff.
 
Malia Stoval

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Malia is from Winchester, TN, and is currently at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where she competes on the Women's Golf Team. Malia is pursuing a major in Sports Management with a minor in business. She is excited to work for the junior golf tour she played growing up. This will be Malia's first year on staff.


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Valeria Vargas

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Valeria is from McMinnville, TN and currently attends Trevecca Nazerene University where she competes on the Women's Golf Team. She is majoring in International Business. Valeria is very excited to work for the junior tour that she once competed on as a junior golfer. This will be Valeria's first year on staff.


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Michael Brice

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Michael is a Tennessee native that began his coaching career as the Director of Golf Instruction for The First Tee of Greater Austin. Two summers ago he was named the Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach at Christian Brothers University. The 2020 season will be his third year on staff with the Sneds Tour.

 
 Maeji Brown

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Maeji is from Memphis, TN. She currently attends Wheaton College where she is majoring in business and economics. This will be Maeji's first year on summer staff.



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 Daniel Maybee

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee 

Daniel is from Collierville, TN and graduated from Briarcrest High School in 2019 where he competed on the Golf Team with many accolades. Daniel currently attends Christian Brother's University where he competes on the Golf Team. Daniel played on the Sneds Tour as a junior golfer and is excited to work for the same tour. This will be Daniel's first year on staff.


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Joshua McCray

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Joshua grew up in Memphis, TN and is a rising sophomore at the University of Arkansas - Pine Bluff, where he competes on the men's golf team. He is majoring in Industrial Technology Management and Applied Engineering. This will be his second season a part of the Sneds Tour staff.


 
Susan Morris

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Susan is from Memphis, Tennessee and currently attends Auburn University where she is majoring in Nursing. Susan is looking forward to working on the tour she grew up playing. This will be Susan's first year on the Sneds Tour Staff.


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Harper Cherry

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Harper grew up in Knoxville, TN and now attends Lincoln Memorial University where she competes on the women's golf team. She is a rising junior majoring in Exercise Science. The 2020 season will be her third year on the Sneds Tour staff. 

 
Randy Herring

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Randy lives in Crossville, TN on Lake Tansi Golf Course. He's a graduate of Tennessee Tech University where he played on the men's golf team for Bobby Nichols. He just finished his 31st year teaching and coaching golf and basketball in Cumberland County. The 2020 season will be his fourth year on the Sneds Tour staff.


 
Eric Hawkins

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Eric originates from Madisonville, TN and is now studying Sports Management at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. After college, he plans to pursue a career in Sports Communication/Operation. This will be Eric's first year working on the Sneds Tour summer staff.



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 Bryce Lewis

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville

Bryce is from Hendersonville, TN and currently attends the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he competes on the Men's Golf Team. Bryce grew up competing on the Sneds Tour and has many accolades within his junior and college career thus far. This will be Bryce's first year on summer staff.


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 Dawson Moseley

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville

Dawson was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. Dawson is rising senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he is finishing up his bachelor's degree in Sports Management. He currently competes in the Rugby Club, but golf has been a large part of his life growing up as well. This will be Dawson's first year on staff.

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Bryson Jurek

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Bryson was born and raised in Dandridge, TN and is a rising senior at University of Tennessee-Knoxville majoring in Recreation and Sports Management. The 2020 season will be his third year as part of the Sneds Tour staff.

 
 
Ted Wagner

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Ted currently resides in Kingsport, TN but has spend the majority of his life living in Nashville. He has been on the Sneds Tour Summer staff for several summer thus far and is one of our most experienced officials. Ted is one of the most notable starters in all of Tennessee and if players get lucky enough this season they may have the privilege of hearing their name called by Mr. Wagner. 


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Gibson Miller

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Tri Cities 

Gibson grew up in Jonesborough, TN and currently attends East Tennessee State University. He is a rising junior at ETSU and is majoring in Business Management. The 2020 season will be his third year on the Sneds Tour staff. 

Sean Anderson

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Tri Cities

Sean is from East Tennessee and currently attends Tennessee Tech University where he competes on the Men's Golf Team. Sean spent his junior golf career playing on the Sneds Tour. This will be Sean's first year on staff.


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Wesley Baughn

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga

Wesley was born and raised in Chattanooga, TN. He recently acquired his Associate's Degree from Chattanooga State Community College in Landscaping and Turf Management. Wesley has been playing golf since he was 5 years old and competed on what is now the Sneds Tour. Wesley is in the process of obtaining his PGA credentials. This will be Wesley's first year on staff.

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Mattie Cardin

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Mattie was born and raised in Eaglewood, TN. She is currently attending the University of Cumberland where she is a member of the women's golf team and is pursuing English education. She grew up playing on the Sneds Tour and is very excited to get to work with junior golfers. The 2020 season will be her third year on the Sneds Tour staff.
Kelsey Cassada 

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Kelsey is from Cleveland, Tennessee and currently attends Tennessee Wesleyan University where she is a member of the women's golf team. She is pursing a bachelor's degree in Business. Kelsey played on the Sneds Tour for four years. This will be Kelsey's first year on staff.


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Cortnee Young

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Cortnee was born and raised in Cleveland, TN and attended King University on a golf scholarship. She graduated with her bachelor's degree in 2015 and earned her MBA from King University in 2016. Cortnee now resides back in Cleveland, TN where she is a Lecturer of Marketing and Communications at Dalton State College. Cortnee worked for the Sneds Tour two summers back in 2014 & 2015. The 2020 season will be her third year on staff.


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