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Lynne_Howd Lynne Howd
Director, Handicapping
(615) 465-6300

Lynne was born in Clarksville, TN. She attended Clarksville High School and Austin Peay State University. Lynne worked as a Pro Shop Assistant at Clarksville Country Club for seven years through high school and college. She married her husband, Jim, in 1984 and moved to Nashville, where she went to work for Nashville Golf and Athletic Club for two years before joining the Tennessee Golf Association and Tennessee PGA. She and her husband have three daughters: Lindsey, Brooke and Hailey, and a boxer named Harley. Lynne enjoys all sports, genealogy, photography and drawing.
 Barbara Sircy
(615) 465-6320

Barbara was born in Gallatin, TN. Prior to entering into the golf industry she was office manager and full charge bookkeeper for Madison Printing Company. Barbara has managed the financial affairs of the Tennessee Golf Association, Tennessee PGA and Tennessee Golf Foundation for 25+ years. She is a member of the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers. Barbara and her husband Jeff have five children: Garrett, Joey, Jacob, Nina and Brandon. Barbara enjoys the game of golf, the Tennessee Volunteers, music and genealogy.

 Allison Brown
Sr. Director, Rules & Competitions
(615) 465-6302

Allison is a native of Hope, Arkansas. She played collegiate golf at the University of Alabama, graduating with a degree in Sports Management. After graduation, Allison was an Operations Intern and Tournament Director for the American Junior Golf Association; before joining the coaching staff at LSU as the Assistant Women’s Golf Coach. Allison then joined the LPGA Tour as a Manager of Rules and Competitions. While with the LPGA Tour she officiated at the Grand Slam of Women’s Golf (U.S. Women’s Open, Kraft Nabisco, British Open, LPGA Championship and Evian Championship) as well as the Solheim Cup. Allison is a sports enthusiast, Alabama Crimson Tide, New Orleans Saints and a rookie runner. Allison and her husband Jason have two beagles NOLA and Saint. Roll Tide and Who Dat!
 Nathaniel Hantle
Director, Course Rating & Member Services
(615) 465-6304

Prior to coming to Tennessee, Nathaniel attended Murray State University where he obtained a degree in marketing in & a M.B.A. in Marketing. In 2006, he worked as a USGA Boatwright Intern for the Kentucky Golf Association, where he helped run their Pepsi/GenNEXT Junior Tour. Nathaniel is an avid sports fan; there is not a sport that he will not watch. Like most of the TGA staff, he is an avid golfer but he also enjoys basketball, baseball/softball, and volleyball. His favorite teams are the St. Louis Cardinals, Indiana University and Murray State University basketball, Manchester United and of course our Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators. Nathaniel & wife Tracie have two children - Elizabeth & Caleb.


Darren Reese
Director, Marketing & Communications 
(615) 465-6305

Darren joined the TGA team in 2018.  He is from Dandridge, TN and has spent the past few years in Greenville. Darren grew up playing junior golf in Tennessee on the Vince Gill Junior Tour (now the Sneds Tour).  He was in the journalism world for years, winning multiple awards in writing and photography.  His most recent employer was the Greenville Sun newspaper where he was the Sports Editor.  Darren loves to travel and has a keen eye to capture great pictures.   
Jeff_Giedd  Jeff Giedd
Director, Rules & Competitions
(615) 465-6303

Jeff is originally from Beaver Dam, Wisconsin.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a degree in Sport Management.   Prior to joining the Tennessee Golf Association, Jeff spent 5 years with the Southern Texas PGA Section. Jeff is also a two-time USGA PJ Boatwright Intern at Alabama Junior Golf Organization and Colorado Golf Association. Jeff and his wife, Amanda enjoy traveling, cooking, and staying active with their dog, Eddie. 

 Chris Whitmore
Manager, Tournament Operations
(615) 465-6306

400 Franklin Road 

Franklin, TN 37069 

(615) 790-7600—phone 

(615) 790-8600—fax 

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