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.
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
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
Manager of Tournament Operations
Growing up in Tennessee, Maribeth comes from a golfing family where she first began playing golf at age 6, along with her two older brothers, and began playing in tournaments at age 8. Although Maribeth grew up playing nearly every sport of the season up until high school, golf has always been her favorite and holds a special place in her life.
Maribeth attended St. Benedict at Auburndale High School outside of Memphis, Tennessee, where she competed on the Women's Golf Team all four years. During her time there, she was a four-time state tournament qualifier, earned TSWA All-State honors as a senior and was a finalist for the Commercial Appeal's Girls Golfer of the Year award also in her senior year. After high school, Maribeth golfed at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, for five years and was named to the OVC All-Newcomer Team in 2018. She graduated in May 2021 majoring in Communications with a minor in Social Justice. Maribeth took her fifth and final year on the golf team for the 2021-2022 season where she also began pursuing her Masters in Sports Administration Masters degree that she will graduate with in May 2023.
During her time in college, Maribeth worked on the 2018 and 2019 Sneds Tour Summer Staff and interned with the Sneds Tour in the Fall of 2022. Maribeth is excited to work for an organization that she grew up playing on as a junior golfer. The 2023 season is Maribeth's 1st year on staff with the Tennessee Golf Foundation.
Career Golf Highlight: Second place team finish at 2022 OVC Women's Golf Championship
Career Low Round: (69) Windyke Country Club, Memphis, TN
Manager of Tournament Operations
Ty was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His father introduced him to the game of golf and began to take him out on the course at the age of 6. Ty was inspired after attending the 2007 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club and has had the bug for golf ever since.
Ty attended Bethel Park High School where he ran cross country, track and field, and also played lacrosse. After high school, Ty attended the University of Missouri where he pursued a bachelors of science degree in Parks, Recreation, and Sport with an emphasis in Sport Management. While at Missouri, Ty worked as a student manager for the Mizzou men's basketball team, along with working for Mizzou Athletics.
Post graduation in spring of 2022, Ty completed a tournament operations internship with the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour. During the internship, Ty helped facilitate junior golf tournaments all throughout the United States. After the conclusion of the internship, Ty was hired by the Tennessee Golf Foundation as a Manager of Tournament Operations for the Sneds Tour. The 2023 season will be Ty’s first year on staff with the Tennessee Golf Foundation.
Manager of Tournament Operations
Elinor was born on an island off the coast of Madagascar, called Mauritius and lived in England, New York and Wisconsin before making it to Tennessee. Regardless of where she has lived, golf has always remained special to her. She takes on after her dad, a British PGA professional, who instilled the love of golf within her by the time she could walk. Growing up, Elinor played golf with her dad whether they got the chance, and travelled the country to watch professionals play on Tour.
Elinor has always been a huge proponent of junior golf. She grew up playing in the First Tee Program, helped run junior camps and clinics at her local golf course in high school, and also worked with US Kids Golf to help execute their tournaments on the east coast. Additionally, Elinor has spent the last two years working with the Wisconsin PGA’s Junior Foundation as a tournament intern, growing her knowledge of tournament operations across the board. This opportunity allowed her to tap into the professional side through the coordination of several State Opens and the 2020 Ryder Cup, hosted at Whistling Straits.
Elinor graduated from Marquette University in 2022 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Relations and Communication Studies. She is excited to bring all her knowledge, from on and off the course and classroom, to the TGF. The 2023 season is Elinor’s first year on staff with the Tennessee Golf Foundation.
2023 Sneds Tour Summer Staff
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 2023 season will be Izzy's third year on staff.
Riley is currently a sophomore 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 a part of the staff of the organization he grew up playing in. 2023 will be his second year on staff.
Timothy is from Franklin, TN and is currently a sophomore at Union University. There, he plays for the men's golf team. He is excited to be back working with the Sneds Tour for the summer, working with the organization that gave him the opportunity to grow in the game of golf. The 2023 season is Timothy's second year on the Sneds Tour staff.
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.
Campbell Moore is currently a student at Austin Peay State University studying marketing and graphic design in hopes of becoming a Social Media Director for Major League sports teams. She is from Clarksville, TN and grew up playing and watching golf throughout her entire life. The 2023 season will be Campbell's second year on the Sneds Tour team.
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 during his senior year. Jack is now married to his wife, Wendy, and they have 2 grown boys. Jack is excited to be a part of our team, with the 2023 season being his second year on staff.
Ethan Smith is from Gallatin, TN. Ethan has been playing golf for 9 years now and is excited to be joining the Sneds Tour Team. The 2023 season will be Ethan's second year on staff. Ethan is currently a sport management major at Carson Newman, and will be graduating in the Spring of 2024.
Bo is from Nashville, TN, and is a freshman on the golf team at Georgetown University. He is currently enrolled in Georgetown's McDonough School of Business. Bo played on the Sneds Tour growing up, starting in 2015 through his graduation in 2022. During his junior golf career, he competed and won at the highest level of Sneds Tour and played for team West in two Tennessee Junior Cups. In addition to playing on the Sneds Tour, he competed nationally on the American Junior Golf Association and played in three Tennessee Junior Amateur Championships and three Tennessee Amateur Championships. The 2023 season is Bo's first year on the Sneds Tour Staff.
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 2023 season being his third year on staff.
Mallory TeVrucht is from Winchester, TN and plays for Milligan University Women’s Golf Team. She played on the Sneds Tour for several years growing up, and is excited to continue to be apart of the Sneds Tour family! The 2023 season is Mallory's first year on the Sneds Tour team.
Aynsleigh is from Knoxville, TN and currently attends Carson-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 2023 season is Aynsleigh's third year on staff.
Kimberly graduated from the University of Memphis with a degree in elementary education. She currently teaches 4th grade. Kimberly has always loved the game of golf, falling in love with it at a young age, and playing throughout high school. The 2023 season is Kimberly's first year on staff with Sneds.
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.
Ellie is from Memphis, TN and plays golf for Christian Brothers University, where she is studying elementary education. The 2023 season will be Ellie's third year on summer staff.
Cameron is getting ready to graduate from the University of Memphis where he will get his degree in Communications. He began playing golf in his freshman year of high school and fell in love with the sport. The 2023 season is Cameron's second year on the staff.
Reece Britt, a Maryville native, is a college junior 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 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 is a long time teacher and coach of golf and basketball in Cumberland County. The 2023 season will be his seventh year on the Sneds Tour staff.
Ethan Vincent, a Knoxville native, is a current sophomore at Roane state. There, he plays on the Men's Golf Team. The 2023 season is Ethan's first year on staff with the Sneds Tour.
Bryson is a graduate of UT Knoxville where he majored in Recreation and Sport Management. He currently serves as head coach of the boys and girls golf teams at Jefferson County High School, where he also teaches US History.
Kennedy Anne Noe
Kennedy currently studies Communications at the University of North Georgia, in hope of becoming a broadcaster for a major company. There, she also plays on the women's golf team. Kennedy is from Knoxville, TN and has played golf since she was about 5 years old. This 2023 season will be Kennedy's first season on staff with the Sneds Tour.
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.
Seth is going to be a sophomore at Roane State Community College, where he plays on the Men's Golf Team. This is Seth's first year on staff.
Caleb grew up in the Tri-Cities area and started playing on the Sneds Tour when he was 10. Caleb went to Abingdon High School where he played golf and basketball. During his time there, he was Mountain 7 player of the year, a member of two time state championship winning team, finished top 10 as an individual both seasons, and two time VHSL Class 3a All-State team member. He is currently a freshman on the golf team at Austin Peay State University where I he is pursuing a Bachelor’s in Business Management.
Hannah grew up in Mount Carmel, TN and attended Volunteer High school, where she started playing golf her freshman year. She now attends Montreat College where, where she plays on the women's golf team and is pursuing a degree in Environmental Science. The 2023 season will be Hannah's first year on the Sneds Team.
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 2023 season will be his third year on staff.
Tim is the Program Director of the First Tee-Chattanooga Region. He is President of The
Chattanooga Classic Club who Coordinates with USGA, PGA, NCAA, LPGA, and state golf organizations to staff and run those events in the Chattanooga area. Tim has run as the head of volunteers or operations manager for several Championships and USGA events. He currently is on the TGA Board of Directors, and is a USGA/TGA Certified Rules official. He has officiated at local state and national events, The Sneds Tour, The Notah Begay II Tour, as well as serving as an official at TSSAA District, Region, and State Golf Championships. He is currently the Notre Dame High School and St Jude Middle School Head golf coach.
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 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.
Logan is from Philadelphia, TN and currently attends Tennessee Wesleyan University. There, he plays on the men’s golf team and is majoring in Business with an emphasis on accounting. One day, he hopes to be an accountant and also coach a local high school golf team. Logan played on the Sneds Tour growing up and is looking forward to working with junior golfers. The 2023 season is Logan's first year with the Sneds Staff.