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, 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 2018, Lissa will celebrate her 23rd year at Golf House. 

Lissa also serves as Head Women's Golf Coach at Belmont University in Nashville. Bradford has received two 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. 


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

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






Lissa Bradford
Director, Junior Golf & Competitions
lbradford@tngolf.org 




Rob Cherry
Associate 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 2018 season will be Rob's fourth 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





Trevor Spathelf
Associate Director of Competitions
tspathelf@tngolf.org


Born and raised in Bowling Green, OH, Trevor was introduced to the game of golf by his cousin who is a current PGA Professional in Charlotte, NC. His love for the game was taken a step further when his father helped create a short game area in their family's backyard where Trevor practiced until dark every day after school.

Trevor attended Bowling Green High School and in 2004 helped his team qualify for the school's first State Tournament in over 50 years. After graduation, Trevor attended Bowling Green State University on a golf scholarship and a four year letterman. He pursued a Bachelor's of Business Administration in Finance.

Post graduation, Trevor moved to middle Tennessee in 2010 and earned his Masters of Sports Administration from Belmont University in 2012. While in grad school, he was the U.S.G.A. P.J. Boatwright intern for the Tennessee Golf Association. After graduation he pursued a Sports Marketing career which included positions at Vanderbilt University, Wofford College and Wake Forest University.

He moved back to Clarksville, TN in 2014 and began his current career in golf. During this time he was an Assistant Golf Professional at Clarksville Country Club in Clarksville, TN and The Govenors Club in Brentwood, TN. He's currently pursuing his PGA Membership through the PGA PGM program. Trevor currently resides in Clarksville, TN with his wife, Lindsey. The 2018 season will be Trevor's second year with the Tennessee Golf Foundation.


Career Golf Highlight: Playing Turnberry in Scotland then watching the final round of the 2005 Open Championship the following day.

Career Low Round: (64) Forrest Creason Golf Course, Bowling Green, OH



 2017 Sneds Tour Summer Staff

Cori Burns

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Cori is a pre-school teacher in Nashville while finishing up her bachelor's degree in English, Writing, and Nutrition. She grew up playing golf and still plays recreationally. This will be Cori's fourth season on the Sneds Tour staff.


Abbie Gregory

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Abbie grew up in Goodlettsville, TN, and currently attends Belmont University where she is a member of the women's golf team. She is majoring in Marketing and pursuing a minor in Education. The 2017 season will be her second on the Sneds Tour staff. 
 

Garrison Hogan

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Garrison grew up in Brentwood, TN, and currently attends Furman University where he is a member of the men's golf team. This will be the first year for Garrison working on the Sneds Tour staff.


 
 

Kyle Johnson

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Kyle grew up in Manchester, TN, and now attends Martin Methodist College where he competes on the men's golf team. Kyle is majoring in Biology, and the 2017 season will be his third year on the Sneds Tour staff. 
 
Matt Johnson

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Matt grew up in Manchester, TN, and now attends Lee University where he competes on the men's golf team. Matt is majoring in Business Management, and the 2017 season will be his third year on the Sneds Tour staff. 
 

Reagan Kinnie

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Reagan is from Murfreesboro, TN, and now attends Carson-Newman University where she is a member of the women's golf team. She grew up playing on the Sneds Tour and loved every minute of it. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her dog and friends. This will be Reagan's first year on the Sneds Tour staff.

 

Hanley Long

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Hanley is originally from Clarksville, TN, and now attends Middle Tennessee State University where she is a member of the women's golf team. She is majoring in Organizational Communications while pursuing a minor in Leadership Studies. This will be Hanley's first year working on the Sneds Tour staff.  

 

Lise Malherbe 

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Lise is a sophomore at Lincoln Memorial University where she plays on the women’s golf team. She is currently majoring in Professional Golf Management. She loves art and traveling the world. The 2017 season will be her first year on the Sneds Tour staff.
 
AnnaMichelle Moore 

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

AnnaMichelle grew up in Clarksville, TN, and now attends Austin Peay State University where she is a member of the women's golf team. She is majoring in Accounting and Marketing while pursuing a minor in Political Science. This season marks her third year on the Sneds Tour staff.  
 
Traverse Read 

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Traverse was born and raised in Memphis, TN. He is currently a Physical Education teacher at Carroll-Oakland School where he also serves as the golf coach, cross country coach, and assistant boys basketball coach. The 2017 season will be his third year on the Sneds Tour staff.  
 

Ted Wagner

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Ted is a lifelong golfer who discovered his love for the game at Lakeside Golf Course in Kingston, TN. While in high school he attended the Tennessee Junior Golf Academy and played on his high school golf team. Years later, Ted still loves the game full time, caddies part time, and volunteers whenever he can. The 2017 season will be Ted's second year on the Sneds Tour staff.   
 

Olivia Fowler

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Olivia attended Freed-Hardeman University where she played on the women's golf team for four years. She graduated in 2015 with a degree in Biology, and she graduated in 2017 with a Master's degree from The University of Missouri. Olivia is the former assistant coach at Missouri Valley College. This will be Olivia's fourth year on the Sneds Tour staff.

 
Colton Hall

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Colton is a senior majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing at Christian Brothers University where he serves as the team captain of the men's golf team. He enjoys Alabama football, spending time with friends and family, watching movies, and playing sports. This is Colton's first year on the Sneds Tour staff.



 

Easton Lavelle 

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Easton grew up in Covington, TN, and now attends Freed-Hardeman University where he competes on the men's golf team. Easton is majoring in Business Management, and the 2017 season will be his third year on the Sneds Tour staff.

 

Cole Peevy

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Cole first started playing golf in middle school. He was the captain of his high school golf team and went on to play one year collegiately at King University in Bristol, TN. The 2017 season will be his second year on the Sneds Tour staff. 
 

Logan Watkins

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee 

Logan is originally from Covington, TN, and is currently a junior in college. He played on the Sneds Tour for most of his junior career and got to experience many great things. This will be Logan's first season on the Sneds Tour staff.

 

Matt Howard

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Matt grew up in Knoxville, TN, and currently attends the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he is studying Supply Chain Management. The 2017 season will be his first year on the Sneds Tour Staff.

 
Will Hurt

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Will is from Powell, TN. He is currently a sophomore at Carson-Newman University where he is studying Business Administration with an emphasis in Sports Management. The 2017 season will be Will's second year on the Sneds Tour staff. 


 
Sarah Jane Manis

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville/Tri Cities 

Sarah Jane grew up in White Pine, TN, and now teaches wellness at Patriot Academy. She is also the women's golf coach and assistant women's basketball coach at the school. This will be Sarah Jane's eleventh year on the Sneds Tour staff.


 

Keith McElroy

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Keith was raised in Powell, TN, and is a retired Life PGA Member and a Substitute School Teacher. Over his 25 years as a professional he has been a head golf professional, owned his own golf course, and coached a college golf team at Hiwassee College. He also enjoys officiating High School Basketball, Softball, and Volleyball during the offseason. The 2017 season will be his 5th year on the Sneds Tour staff.

 
 

Blythe Scrivner

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Blythe grew up in Powell, TN, and now attends Tusculum College where she competes on the women's golf team. Blythe is majoring in Biology, and 2017 will be her third year on the Sneds Tour staff.
 
Chip Thomas

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Chip grew up in Knoxville, TN, and graduated from Farragut High School in 2016. He is currently a freshman golfer at Middle Tennessee State University and is looking to major in Finance. This will be his first season on the Sneds Tour staff.



 

Will Zabo

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Will is originally from Athens, TN, and is an upcoming senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville where he is majoring in Mechanical Engineering. Will helps oversee and run the Club golf team at school. This will be Will's third season on the Sneds Tour staff.

 
Cayman Ratliff

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Tri Cities 

Cayman grew up in Kingsport, TN. He currently attends East Tennessee State University where he is a member of the men's golf team. Cayman is majoring in Corporate Finance, and 2017 will be his second year on the Sneds Tour staff. 

 
Nick Sewell

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Tri Cities 

Nick started his competitive golf career at age 13. He is currently a member of the Milligan College men's golf team. The 2017 season will be his second on the Sneds Tour staff. 1 Timothy 4:12.

 
Heidi Barringer

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Heidi grew up in Ocoee, TN. She was on her high school golf team, but is now mainly focusing on her studies. Heidi is currently a Sophomore at Vanderbilt University where she is majoring in Communications. The 2017 season will be her first year on the Sneds Tour staff. 

 
Emily Blake

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Emily is originally from Signal Mountain, TN, and is a rising junior at Auburn University in their Hotel and Restaurant Management Program. She is a graduate from the class of 2015 at Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga, TN, and played on their varsity girl's golf team throughout her high school career. The 2017 season will be her first year on the Sneds Tour staff.

 
Anna Horn

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Anna is originally from Ooltewah, TN, and now attends Martin Methodist College. She is currently a sophomore majoring in Business Administration. This will be Anna's first season on the Sneds Tour staff.

 
Ryne Thompson

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Ryne currently attends Lee University where he is majoring in Business Administration. He recently wrapped up his final year on the Lee University golf team. Ryne graduated from Walters State Community College and was a member of their national championship golf team. He is a huge Cubs, Vols, Thunder, and Titans fan. The 2017 season will be his second on the Sneds Tour staff. 

 

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