Junior Golf Instructors

Bo Harris is a USGTF Certified Teaching Professional and Certified First Tee Coach with the First Tee of Greater Knoxville.  Bo has been teaching golf since 2010. He has coached several teams such as Team Florida in the Special Olympic National Games, Several Middle and High School teams, and has worked with numerous college players, and currently coaches at Roane State Community College. Contact Bo Harris at Bo Harris Golf Instruction for private lessons both indoor and  outdoor.



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.


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Katie Brinker started playing golf when she was 4 years old and played competitively in middle school, high school, college, and some overseas. She has a competitive spirit, but also sees value in the life lessons that golf teaches – honesty, integrity, and patience. She has a desire to grow the game through junior golf and through helping women from all ability levels. She has been involved with the LPGA Amateur Golf Association since 2013 and currently serves as a board member for the Knoxville chapter.  Although she has been coaching golf for over 20 years, she joined the LPGA Professionals in 2021 and is a certifed golf instructor. Contact Katie at 317-868-6012.


david Reed golf

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 .


Sasha Catron is a Hank Haney and Trackman Certified instructor in Greenville, Tennessee.  Before playing golf of the mini tours, Sasha played collegiate golf earning many titles such as 4 Time All South Atlantic Conference, and 2 Time DII Super Region Qualifier.  Currently, Sasha is the Director of Instruction at Link Hills Golf Academy offering group and private lessons for all ages utilizing both indoor and outdoor state of the art facilities.  Contact Sasha Catron at Sasha Catron Golf for more info.


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.

des mahoney

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

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.

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