Our Staff

Our full time management staff are located at VinnyLinks Golf Course. Executive Director, Thelma Ewell tewell@tngolf.org , Director of Golf, Alphonso Ashford aashford@tngolf.org , Program Director, Joshua McDade jmcdade@tngolf.org. Additionally, we have Program Managers at our larger affiliate locations.

There are several management and program models used at our various affiliate locations.  The differences are based on what works best for that location.  In some instances, the location staff delivers programs, in other locations our travelling coach delivers programs.  And in some instances, it is a combination of location staff and travelling coach that deliver programs.

For all locations, program aspects are overseen by our Program Director, Joshua McDade.  Josh works with the local staff and Program Managers, if used, to develop the program schedule each year/season.

 

Executive Staff

Thelma Ewell
Executive Director
LPGA Member
Hometown: Santa Rita, GU
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Joshua McDade
Program Director
The First Tee Coach
Hometown: Jackson, TN
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Alphonso Ashford
Director of Golf and Special Events
The First Tee Coach
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Hal Loflin
Program Manager, Smyrna
PGA Member
Jim Schacht
Program Manager, Clarksville
PGA Member
Coach, Level II

Coaching Staff

Thelma Ewell
Executive Director
LPGA Member
Hometown: Santa Rita, GU
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Joseph Che Brown
The First Tee Coach
Hometown: Nashville, TN

Matt Meservy
The First Tee Coach
Joshua McDade
Program Director
The First Tee Coach
Hometown: Jackson, TN
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Alphonso Ashford
Director of Golf and Special Events
The First Tee Coach
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Anthony Hall
Coach, Level III
Robert Booker
The First Tee Coach
Smyrna
Robert Hall
Coach, Level II
Jim Schacht
Program Manager, Clarksville
PGA Member
Coach, Level II
Hannah Sudbury
Coach, Level I
Kyle Harris
Coach, Level I
Corey Blaske
Assistant Coach
Volunteer
Lincoln Haymaker
Assistant Coach
Ace Participant
Volunteer
Meryl Castle
Assistant Coach
Ace Participant
Volunteer