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 2017, Lissa will celebrate her 22cd 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 2017 season will be Rob's third 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







 2016 Sneds Tour Summer Staff

Cori Burns

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Cori is a sophomore at Belmont University where she competes on the women's golf team. She is majoring in Nursing and 2017 will be her third year on the Junior Tour staff. Cori says her life verse is Isaiah 40:31.



Sam Burrus

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Sam grew up in Nashville, TN and now attends Lee University where she competes on the women's golf team. Sam is double majoring in accounting and finance. The 2016 season will be her second year on the Junior Tour staff. 
 

Warren Cheney

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Warren is currently a senior at Tusculum College and a member of the Tusculum Pioneers golf team. This is Warren's fourth year working on the Junior Tour. 


 
 

Morgan Gardner

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Morgan grew up in Orlando, FL and now attends Austin Peay State University where she competes on the women's golf team. Morgan is majoring in Education and 2016 will be her second year being on the Junior 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 Junior 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 2017 will be his third year being on the Junior 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 2017 will be his third year being on the Junior Tour staff. 
 

Logan Matthews 

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Middle Tennessee

Logan grew up in Franklin, TN and now attends Belmont University. He is a member of the Bruins men's golf team. Logan is majoring in Politics & Public Law and Economics. This season will be his fourth year on the Junior 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 working on the Sneds Tour marks her third year on the Junior 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 Sneds Tour season will be his third year on the Junior 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 Junior 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 year. She graduated in 2015 with a degree in Biology and 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 Junior 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 2017 season will be his third year on the Junior Tour staff.



 

Drew McDonagh 

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee

Drew currently attends Birmingham Southern where she is a sophomore on their women's golf team. She is from Memphis, TN and attended Hutchison School for her high school years. The 2016 season will be her second year on the Junior 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 Junior Tour staff. 
 

Will Strong

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - West Tennessee 

Will grew up in Dallas, TX and now attends Rhodes College where he is a member of their men's golf team. Will is currently a junior majoring in Commerce and Business with a minor in Economics. This season will be his first year on the Junior Tour staff.
 

Scott Gregg

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Scott grew up in Lafayette, GA and now attends school at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Scott is majoring in Communications and 2016 will be his fifth year on the Junior Tour staff. Scott is also the head coach of the Bearden Middle School boys golf team. 
 
 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 Junior 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 Junior 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 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 staff.

 
 

Connor McKay

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Connor is the oldest of three boys in his family of five. He grew up in Knoxville, TN and graduated from Farragut High School in 2015. Connor now attends Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN where he is a member of the men's golf team. The 2016 season will be Connor's first on the Junior 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 Junior Tour staff.



 

Kensington Wieland

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Knoxville 

Kensington attends Lee University where she is a redshirt sophomore on the women's golf team and a Public Relations major. She is originally from Knoxville, TN and enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with family. This season will be her first on the Junior 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 Junior 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 Junior Tour staff. 1 Timothy 4:12.

 
Adam Buechler

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Adam is originally from Amelia Island, FL. He graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Business Economics. Adam currently works at Brainerd Golf Course and 2016 will be his first year on the Junior Tour staff. 

 
Cody Housley

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Cody grew up in Englewood, TN and now attends Tennessee Wesleyan College where he competes on the men's golf team. Cody is majoring in Accounting and 2016 will be his second year on the Junior Tour staff.

 
 

Alex Riddle

Sneds Tour Summer Staff - Chattanooga 

Alex is a rising junior at Tennessee Tech University where he competes on the men's golf team and is majoring in Marketing. Alex graduated from Notre Dame High School in 2014. The 2016 season will be his first year on the Junior 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 Junior Tour staff. 

 

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