At the Tennessee PGA, we are committed to fostering the next generation of leaders who will guide our Section to new heights. We’re excited to introduce the TNPGA LEAD Program, an exclusive initiative tailored for PGA Professionals poised to steer our organization to new horizons.

The TNPGA LEAD Program is a distinguished cohort comprising emerging leaders deeply committed to advancing golf and leaving a positive imprint on their communities. Each member has undergone a rigorous selection and interview process, ensuring that only the most promising individuals are chosen. We proudly announce Tom Durbin (The Ooltewah Club), Alex Holland (Cherokee Country Club), and Andy Hill (The Golf Club of Tennessee) as the inaugural class of TNPGA LEAD.

Through a blend of mentorship, structured education, and immersive experiences, TNPGA LEAD empowers participants to hone their leadership acumen, embrace innovation, and embody the core values of integrity, sportsmanship, and service. This program is designed not only to nurture the next generation of PGA professionals but also to ensure the sustainability and vitality of the game itself.

By investing in the personal and professional growth of our members, TNPGA LEAD aims to forge a vibrant future for golf in Tennessee. Through these efforts, we aim to ensure a vibrant, sustainable future for the game while fostering personal and professional growth for its members. 


Kelsey Ludwigsen, Communications Manager