Matt Vanderpool serves as the Executive Director of the TGA. A native of Middle Tennessee, Matt began working at Golf House Tennessee in 1997 shortly after graduating high school. He worked for two years assisting Lissa Bradford with the Junior Tour, before being hired by the TGA in 1999. Matt served as a USGA Boatwright Intern for two years (1999-2001) before serving as the TGA's first Manager of Administration and Website Development. Matt was promoted to Assistant Executive Director in 2002 and replaced long-time Executive Director, Dick Horton, on January 1, 2008. Matt graduated from Middle Tennessee State University with a degree in Business Administration. Matt and his wife, Vikki, who is a PGA Member, currently reside in Murfreesboro.
Lynne Howd was born in Clarksville and serves as the Director of Handicapping. 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 currently serves as Director, Course Rating and Member Services for the TGA. Prior to coming to Tennessee, he attended Murray State University where he obtained a degree in marketing in May 2005. After searching the job market, he returned to Murray State where he received a M.B.A. in Marketing in December 2006. 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, Oklahoma Sooners football, and of course our Tennessee Titans and Nashville Predators. Nathaniel's family lives in Kentucky where his siblings are attending college.
Adam McCormick, a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina serves as Director, Men's Competitions. Born and raised in the Piedmont of North Carolina, Adam played competitive junior golf until enrolling at the University of Alabama, where he rowed collegiately and focused his interests toward Advertising and Media Relations. After graduating from the University of Alabama with a degree in Advertising, Adam was an AJGA Operations Intern. Upon completion of his AJGA Internship, Adam’s work with Media Relations at Wake Forest University propelled his drive for the industry, directing him to a P.J. Boatwright Internship with the Kansas City Golf Association. After directing Kansas City's amateur tours and regional championships since 2010, Adam is currently serving as the Director of Men's Competitions for the TGA. As a graduate of the University of Alabama, Adam is a college football fanatic…Roll Tide.
Tracy Parsons is the Director, Women’s Golf. A Nashville native, Tracy attended Belmont University earning both an undergraduate degree in English and a Master’s degree in Sport Administration while playing collegiate golf. During college, Tracy worked with the Tennessee Junior Tour, and after earning her graduate degree, oversaw the developmental programs at Golf House for beginning juniors. Tracy was the Assistant Women’s Golf Coach at Vanderbilt University from 2004 to 2007 (Go Dores!) before becoming the Assistant Women’s Golf Coach at the University of Texas at Austin from 2007 to 2012 (Hook ‘em Horns!). While she enjoyed being a part of both these amazing teams, she is excited to be back in her home state promoting the game of golf.