Golfing

THE SNEDS TOUR TEAM

 The mission of the Tennessee Golf Foundation, its employees, and its programs is to promote golf and its life-enhancing values, with an emphasis on teaching the youth and the disadvantaged.

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Lissa Bradford, Senior Director of Junior Golf

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 2022, Lissa will celebrate her 27th year at Golf House. 

Lissa retired in 2020 as the Head Women's Golf Coach at Belmont University. Bradford received three honors while coaching 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, TN

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Rob Cherry, Director of Junior Golf

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 basketball and 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 a two year PJ Boatwright internship with the Tennessee Golf Association helping run various amateur tournaments across the state. After completion of his internship in 2015, the Tennessee Golf Foundation hired Rob on full-time to help run the Sneds Tour. The 2022 season is Rob's 8th year on staff with the Tennessee Golf Foundation.

Rob is now married to his wife Kristin and they have recently acquired his first fur child, Marlow.

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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Hanley Long, Director of Partnerships

Born and raised in Clarksville, Tennessee, Hanley was introduced to the game of golf at 4. Her family history is rich with golfers, but she takes after her dad and uncle, a former 2x Tennessee State Open Champion. She spent her junior days playing at Swan Lake Golf Course and Mason Rudolph.

 

Hanley attended Rossview High School where she competed on the Women’s Golf team. During her time there, she was a 2-time district and region champion and played an integral part in the team finishing Runner-up at State in 2013 and winning State in 2014. After high school, Hanley golfed at Middle Tennessee State University where she was a 4x All-Conference player and Conference Player of the Year in 2019. She graduated in May 2019 majoring in Communication while minoring in Leadership studies. She capped off a great amateur career by winning the Tennessee Women’s Amateur in 2019, and is a 4x Tennessee Women’s Four-Ball Champion with former teammate, Jenna Burris. She briefly played professional golf after graduation then served as an Assistant Coach at Belmont University under Lissa Bradford. Hanley most recently graduated from MTSU with a Masters in Business Administration.

 

During her time in college, Hanley worked on the Sneds Tour Summer Staff. She brings years of experience on and off the golf course to the team. Hanley is excited to work for the organization she once played as a junior golfer and interned at for several years. The 2022 season is Hanley’s 1st year on staff with the Tennessee Golf Foundation. 

 

 

Career Golf Highlight: Winning the 2019 TGA Women's State Amateur Championship
Career Low Round:  (66) Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis, TN

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Andrew Rogers, Director of Tournament Operations

Growing up in Athens, TN, Andrew has been playing golf since his dad bought him his first set of clubs at five years old. Although Andrew played many different sports growing up, golf has always held a special place in his life.

Andrew attended Fairview Christian Academy, where he helped start the school’s first golf team and win its first state championship his senior year. In addition to golf, Andrew played baseball and basketball, becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer in basketball with just over 2,400 career points. After graduating, Andrew attended Lee University his freshman year before transferring to the University of Tennessee for the remainder of his collegiate career. While at UT, Andrew served as a manager for the UT Lady Vols Softball team. In August of 2020, Andrew graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor’s of Science in Sport Management.

Andrew has worked two summers as a Sneds Tour staffer and is excited to work for an organization he grew up playing on during his childhood. The 2022 season is Andrew’s 2nd year on staff with the Tennessee Golf Foundation.

Career Golf Highlight: Second place individual finish at Fairview Christian Academy’s only State Golf Championship win.

Career Low Round: (66) Springbrook Country Club, Niota, TN

2022 Sneds Tour Summer Staff

Middle TN

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Izzy Griggs

Izzy is from Nashville, TN, and is a part of the women's golf team at Milligan University where she is an exercise science major. She played on the Sneds tour for 4 years and is excited to work where she grew up playing. The 2022 season will be Izzy's second year on staff.

Riley Grindstaff

Riley is currently a freshman at Western Kentucky University, where he is a starter on the Men's golf team. He grew up in Franklin, TN and has been playing golf since he turned 3 years old. Riley is excited to be joining the staff of the organization he grew up playing in and the 2022 will be his first year on staff.

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Lily Gulley

Originally from Austin, TX, Lily is currently a junior at Belmont University in Nashville. She is double majoring in Marketing and Business Systems Analytics and playing for the Belmont women’s golf team. Lily is very excited to be joining our team with the 2022 season being her first year on staff.

Elizabeth Kilpatrick

Elizabeth is from Burns, Tennessee and has been playing and working in golf for five years now. She is currently a sophomore at the University of Tennessee where she is majoring in Communication Studies. The 2022 season will be Elizabeth's first year on staff.

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Campbell Moore

Campbell Moore is currently a student at Austin Peay State University studying marketing and graphic design in hopes to become a Social Media Director for Major League sports teams. She is from Clarksville, TN and grew up playing and watching golf throughout my entire life. The 2022 season will be Campbell's first year on the Sneds Tour team.

Jack Neinken

Originally from South Florida, Jack graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. While there, he served as captain of the men's tennis team in his senior year. Jack is now married to his wife, Wendy, and they have 2 grown boys. Jack is excited to be joining our team, with the 2022 season being his first year on staff. 

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Ethan Smith

Ethan Smith is from Gallatin, TN. He will be going into his senior year at Carson-Newman University in the Fall of 2022. Ethan has been playing golf for 9 years now and is excited to be joining the Sneds Tour Team. The 2022 season will be Ethan's first year on staff.

Noah Syverson

Noah is currently a graduate assistant for athletic communications and broadcasting at Belmont University, where he works with the volleyball and baseball teams. The native of Portland, OR, attended Berry College in Rome, GA. The 2022 season will be Noah's first year on the Sneds Tour team.

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Jackson Twerdahl

Jackson is from Nolensville, TN, and attends The University of Tennessee at Martin, where he is a member of the Men's Golf Team. He is now a junior, pursuing a double major in Finance and Accounting. Jackson enjoyed playing Sneds for 6 years as a junior golfer and is thrilled to continue with us, with the 2022 season being his second year on staff.

Will Wrisner

Will has just finished his freshman year at Motlow State Community College in McMinnville, TN. He just started playing golf last summer after his high school baseball career ended, and has fallen in love with it. Will is excited to be joining the Sneds Tour team with the 2022 season being his first year on staff.

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West TN

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Michael Brice

Michael is a Tennessee native that began his coaching career as the Director of Golf Instruction for The First Tee of Greater Austin. Three summers ago he was named the Head Men's and Women's Golf Coach at Christian Brothers University. The 2022 season will be his fifth year on staff with the Sneds Tour.

Maeji Brown

Maeji is from Memphis, TN. She currently attends Wheaton College where she is majoring in business and economics. Maeji won our innagural Rookie Staffer of the Year award in 2020. She is very excited to continue her time with us, with the 2022 season being her third year on summer staff.

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Ellie Navarre

Ellie is from Memphis, TN and plays golf for Christian Brothers University, where she is studying elementary education. The 2022 season will be Ellie's second year on summer staff.

Cameron Tompkins

Cameron is currently a junior at the University of Memphis where he is working toward his degree in Communications. He began playing golf in his freshman year of high school and fell in love with the sport. Cameron is excited to be joining the team, with the 2022 season being his first year on summer staff.

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Knoxville

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Reece Britt

Reece Britt, a Maryville native, is a college sophomore and plays golf for Austin Peay State University in Clarksville. He was a two-time All-State golfer from the Webb School of Knoxville. Reece competed on the Sneds Tour for six years and is a former Sneds Tour Player of the Year (Masters Division) and Spirit of Golf Award winner.

Randy Herring

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 33rd year teaching and coaching golf and basketball in Cumberland County. The 2022 season will be his sixth year on the Sneds Tour staff.

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Aynsleigh Martin

Aynsleigh is from Knoxville, TN and currently attends Carso-Newman Unversity where she competes on the women's golf team. She is studing Sociology with a minor in Pschycology. Aynsleigh played on the Sneds Tour for 5 years and is excited to see the junior players grow the same way she did. The 2022 season is Aynsleigh's second year on staff.

Macy Moses

Macy is currently a sophomore at the University of Tennessee Knoxville where she is a Sport Management major with a minor in business. She is originally from Madisonville, Tennessee and played junior golf growing up. The 2022 season will be Macy’s first season being apart of the Sneds Tour staff.

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Jake Mynatt

Jake started playing golf when he was 6 years old at Holston Hills Country Club. He is a Junior at Carson-Newman and also plays on the Men's golf team. Jackson played on the Sneds Tour when he was growing up. He is looking forward to watching the players compete in the same events he grew up playing in. This is Jake's second year on staff.

Ted Wagner

Ted currently resides in Kingsport, TN but has spent the majority of his life living in Nashville. He loves yardage books and green maps. Ted has been been playing golf for over 50 years and is happy to be entering his 7th season as a member of the Sneds Tour summer staff team.

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Zach Young

Born and raised in Crossville, TN, Zach grew up playing multiple sports, playing his first golf tournament at Beaver Brook CC. Zach has loved the game ever since and spent most of his time playing and practicing at Bear Trace Cumberland Mountain. Zach attended Cumberland County HS and currently attends Carson-Newman University.

Tri Cities

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Jenna Branum

Jenna grew up in Jonesborough, TN and has just finished her freshman year at East Tennessee State University. She has played golf for 7 years now and is excited to be a part of the Sneds Tour team. The 2022 season will be Jenna's her first year on summer staff.

Lexi Humbert

Lexi Humbert, from Greeneville, TN, currently attends of Emory and Henry in Emory, VA. She is on the Women’s golf team and majoring in Business with a Sport Management minor. Lexi has also worked her way all the way through the First Tee program to ACE level. She is excited to be entering her first season on the Sneds Tour summer staff team.

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Erin Musick

Born and raised in Kingsport, TN, Erin was first introduced to the game at age 8. She had always lived on the golf course, but it wasn’t until then that she started playing. She now plays college golf at The University of Virginia’s College at Wise, and her passion for the sport still continues to grow every day. 2022 will be Erin's second year on staff.

Chattanooga

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Forrest Atkins

Forrest is from Tellico Plains, TN and currently attends Tennessee Wesleyan University where he competes on the Men’s Golf Team. Forrest is currently majoring in Business management and plans on pursuing a career in golf instruction after graduation. He is very excited to work for the golf tour that he competed in during his junior golf career. The 2022 season will be his second year on staff.

Cortnee Bunch

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 2022 season will be her fifth year on staff.

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Mattie Cardin

Mattie was born and raised in Englewood, TN. She is currently attending Tennessee Wesleyan University 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 2022 season will be her fifth year on the Sneds Tour staff.

Kelsey Cassada

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. The 2022 season will be Kelsey's third year on the Sneds Tour team.

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