Suzanne Strudwick turned professional in 1983 and joined the Women Professional Golfers’ European Tour (now the Ladies European Tour) the same year. In 1993 she joined the U.S. based LPGA Tour and was rookie of the year in her first season. She made the top 100 on the LPGA Tour money list nine times. Strudwick played a full tournament schedule until 2004, and now runs her own golf academy based in Knoxville, Tennessee, and is now a full-time golf coach at Carson–Newman University in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Contact Suzanne through her website at Golf Academy One, or via email: Suzanne Strudwick .
Louise Ball is a Class A LPGA member and instructor with over eleven years experience teaching LPGA clinics and workshops covering everything from teaching with video to short game and mental game. Louise has been nominated as LPGA Teacher of the Year and has been honored with the 2014 LPGA T & CP Junior Golf Leadership Award. Contact Louise through her website at Tennessee Golf Academy, or via email: Louise Ball.
Fairways and Greens was founded on the importance of implementing golf instruction in the pursuit of an improved golf game. Private or group instruction is available with PGA/LPGA teaching professionals. Instructors utilize the very latest equipment to help their students gain a better understanding of proper golf fundamentals and technique. All are highly experienced teachers as well as accomplished players, and uniquely gifted in teaching the game to all players, regardless of skill level. Contact Fairways and Greens through their website at Fairways and Greens , or via email: Fairways and Greens Info.
Bobby Bray is one of the most respected names in the East Tennessee golf world. Bobby had an illustrious 40-year career at The Country Club in Morristown, Tennessee, where he worked from 1971 until 2011. Bray’s competitive playing career included victories at the 1974 Tennessee State open; the 1982, 1989 and 1998 Tennessee Section Championships; the 1999 and 2003 Senior Section Championships and an appearance in the 1999 U.S. Senior Open. Bobby served on the Knoxville Chapter Board of Directors. Bobby has worked with countless players of all ages and over 100 of his students have gone on to play collegiate golf, and several have gone on to play professionally on tour. Contact Bobby – Bobby_Bray2000@yahoo.com or (423) 736-2763
Clint Suggs successfully played junior and AJGA golf, as well as playing for his middle and high school teams. He subsequently played for Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee where he maintained the number one or two position. Clint developed a passion for teaching and decided to obtain his PGA certification. He graduated from Campbell University, obtaining the PGA/PGM degree under PGA’s new and intensive Golf 2.0 program, which emphasized Player Development and entailed extensive work experience, intensive testing, and passing the Player’s Ability Test (PAT). Clint is a Certified Class A PGA Professional. Contact Clint through his website.
David Reed has been teaching for over 15 years, and specializes in juniors and beginners who are new to the game. David’s experience while playing mini tours after his successful collegiate golf career at MTSU, has allowed him to work with many highly skilled players. David not only works with their swing, but on their course management, and mental approach to tournament golf. David uses video analysis, and is able to work with his students in his inside studio. Contact David at Ruggles Ferry Golf Club, or through his website at David Reed Golf .
Des Mahoney is the Director of Instruction at Centennial Golf Course near Knoxville, Tenn. Des has always had a passion for teaching golf and helping his students achieve their golf goals. He has studied under or worked for Hank Haney, Chuck Cook, David Leadbetter, Mike Hebron and other noted PGA teaching professionals. Des has been a member of the PGA of America since 1993 and has also completed the PGA Advanced Certification program in golf instruction. Contact Des through his website at Des Mahoney Golf Academy, or via email: Des Mahoney.
George Hall is a PGA Professional at Beverly Park Golf Course teaching junior clinics for ages 4-17. Through a variety of programs, beginning golfers to advanced golfers will have a chance to learn and play. Most programs are 4-5 weeks and playing opportunities exist through league play. Contact George through the web at Beverly Park Par 3.