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 2019, Lissa will celebrate her 24th 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
Senior Director, Junior Golf 
lbradford@tngolf.org 




Rob Cherry
Director, Sneds Tour & TN Junior Cup 
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 2019 season is Rob's fifth 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, Junior Golf
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 2019 season is Trevor's third 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



 2019 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 second 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 2019 season will be Meryl's first 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 first year on staff.
 
 

Kurt Denny

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Kurt discovered the game of golf in his 20's and has been an avid fan and player ever since. "Golf can teach a young person pretty much everything they need to know! It is the greatest game!" The 2019 season will be Kurt's second year on the Sneds Tour staff.
 
Abbie Gregory

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Abbie grew up in Goodlettsville, TN and received her undergraduate degree from Belmont University. She is currently in graduate school at Belmont working on her Masters of Art in teaching. The 2019 season will be her fourth year on the Sneds Tour staff.
 
Matt Johnson

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Matt is originally from Manchester, TN and received his undergraduate degree from Lee University where he competed on the men's golf team for five years. He is currently in graduate school at Middle Tennessee State University working on his Masters in International Relations. The 2019 season will be his fourth year on the Sneds Tour staff.

 

Hanley Long  

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Hanley grew up in 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 Communication with a minor in Leadership Studies. Hanley worked on the Sneds Tour staff two summers ago and missed it so much, she decided to return on staff this summer!
 
Tanner Munzel 

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Tanner is a sophomore at Christian Brothers University where he is a member of the men's golf team and is pursuing a degree in Marketing. The Sneds Tour had a great impact on his junior golfing career and he is excited to now be on staff. The 2019 season will be Tanner's first year on the Sneds tour staff.
 
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 2019 season will be Savannah's second 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 2019 season will be his fifth summer being a part of the Sneds Tour staff.


Wyatt Samuels

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Wyatt is from Clarksville, TN and is an avid golfer. He played on the Sneds Tour growing up and is excited to give back to the tour that taught him so much about the game. "Golf is a game that can teach you a lot about life and this is why it's my favorite." The 2019 season will be Wyatt's first year on the Sneds Tour staff.
 
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.
 
Mitchell Bowlin

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Mitchell is originally from Memphis, TN and currently attends Flagler College where he is majoring in Strategic Communication. He is a member of the Flagler men's golf team. He grew up playing on the Sneds Tour and is excited to give back to the tour that taught him a lot. The 2019 season will be Mitchell's first season on the Sneds Tour staff.



 

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 2019 season will be his second year on staff with the Sneds Tour.

 
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 first season a part of the Sneds Tour staff.


 

Carlee Nanney

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Carlee is a rising senior at Belmont University, where she is a member of the women's golf team. She is majoring in Exercise Science while pursuing a minor in Sports Medicine. The 2019 season will be her second year on the Sneds Tour staff.
 
Maribeth Peevy

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee 

Maribeth is from Memphis, TN. She now attends Belmont University where she is a member of the women's golf team and majoring in Communications with a minor in Social Justice. She grew up playing on the Sneds Tour and is excited to continue to be a part of it. The 2019 season will be her second year on the Sneds Tour staff.

 
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 2019 season will be her second 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 2019 season will be his second year on the Sneds Tour staff.


 
Will Hurt

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Will grew up in Powell, TN, and recently graduated from Carson-Newman University where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. During his time at Carson-Newman, he was a member of the men's golf team. The 2019 season will be his third year on the Sneds Tour staff.


 
Bryson Jurek

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Bryson was born and raised in Dandridge, TN and now attends the University of Tennessee-Knoxville. He is a rising junior majoring in Public Administration. The 2019 season will be his second year a part of the Sneds Tour staff.

 
 

Bennett Noe

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Bennett grew up in Knoxville, TN, and now attends Tusculum College where he competes on the men's golf team. Bennett is majoring in Sport Management, and 2019 will be his second year on the Sneds Tour staff.
 
  
Chip Thomas

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Chip grew up in Knoxville, TN, and is currently a rising junior competing on the men's golf team at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville. He is majoring in Finance and the 2019 season will be his third season on the Sneds Tour staff.


 
 Ted Wagner

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Ted


 
Rachel Watts

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Rachel grew up in Newport, TN and currently attends Carson-Newman University where she is a member of the women's golf team. She is majoring in Exercise Science with a medical focus. The 2019 season will be her second year a part of the Sneds Tour staff. 
 
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 2019 season will be his first year on the Sneds Tour staff. 

Cayman Ratliff

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Tri Cities 

Cayman grew up in Kingsport, TN. He currently attends graduate school at East Tennessee State University pursuing a master's degree in Business. The 2019 season will be his fourth year on the Sneds Tour staff.

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 2019 season will be her second year on the Sneds Tour staff.
Parker Gray

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Parker grew up in Cleveland, TN and now attends Lee University where he is a member of the men's golf team. He is majoring in Business Management and loves junior golf. This will be his first season on staff with the Sneds Tour.
Tanner Harris

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Tanner attends Tennessee Wesleyan University where he is majoring in Accounting and Finance. He grey up playing on the Sneds Tour and is excited to be able to give back to the tour that helped him develop as a golfer. This will be Tanner's second season on the Sneds Tour staff.

 
Andrew Rogers

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Andrew is from Athens, TN and is currently a rising senior at the University of Tennessee - Knoxville, where he is earning a degree in Sports Management. He grew up playing on the Sneds Tour and is excited to be able to provide that opportunity to others. This will be Andrew's first season on the Sneds Tour staff.
 

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