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 Allison Brown
Executive Director
(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 three beagles NOLA, Saint and Rue. Roll Tide and Who Dat!
Lynne_Howd Lynne Howd
Director, Handicapping
(615) 465-6300

Lynne was born in Clarksville, Tennessee. 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.
 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.

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. 
 Josh Shelton
Manager, Marketing & Communications
(615) 465-6306

Josh grew up in Alexandria, Virginia before attending Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. There he studied Journalism and Telecommunications while minoring in history and graphic design. After graduating, Josh spent three years as a sports anchor in Medford, Oregon, telling the incredible stories of the athletes in the area. He's also traveled the world to tell sports-minded stories, from covering the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea to serving as the play-by-play voice for the DC Grays and Ball State Cardinals baseball teams to traversing the country as a communications intern for the American Junior Golf Association. Josh's passion for the game of golf goes back to before he could stand on his own thanks to his dad being a golf professional for over 25 years. His mom is a sales manager for one of the largest private companies in the nation. Josh is the oldest of two. His brother recently graduated from Virginia Tech to pursue a career in business. When Josh is not trying to figure out his swing on the range, you can find him adventuring with his rescue pup, a husky-mix named Reno, snowboarding, finding the best spots in town for food and drink, or yelling "shoot the puck!" at a Nashville Predators game.
Ainsley Keane
Manager, Rules & Competitions
(615) 465-6329

Ainsley is originally from SeaTac, Washington. She graduated in 2022 from Washington State University with two degrees in Sport Management and Hospitality Business Management. In 2022, she was the 6-month PJ Boatwright Intern for the Tennessee Golf Association where she helped administer qualifying events and championships across Tennessee. Before working for the TGA, she was the Assistant General Manager for Lombardi’s Italian Restaurant in Everett, Washington. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, exploring new restaurants, hiking, and enjoying time with her two cats, Ruben and Marlo. 

 Isaiah_Long_-_Headshot Isaiah Long
Manager, Rules & Competitions
(615) 465-6327
 Barbara Sircy
(615) 465-6320

Barbara was born in Gallatin, Tennessee. 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.


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