Ray Pearce was taught the game of golf by his grandfather, Harold Eller, longtime Old Hickory Country Club professional and member of the Tennessee Golf Hall of Fame. After playing football and golf at the University of Memphis and the University of Tennessee at Martin, he turned professional and worked as an apprentice under Richard Eller at Forrest Crossing Golf Course in Franklin and Gene Dixon at Stones River Country Club in Murfreesboro. While at Stones River he completed PGA Business School I and PGA Business School II. In the fall of 1990 he earned his card to play the Ben Hogan (now Korn Ferry) Tour. From 1991 to 1993, his best performance was in the South Carolina Open where he lost in a playoff to Tommy Lehman, the tour’s leading money winner.
In 2002, Ray took the job here at Champions Run to help build and maintain the golf course that we have here today. Ray has helped countless golfers of all ages improve their game while enjoying the process of getting better as well!
To book a lesson with Ray Pearce, you ccan call the pro shop or reach out to him by email!
Phone: (615) 274-2301
Cole Clear is our youngest instructor at Champions Run, but has plenty of experience. He played all four years at Riverdale High School on the Varsity Team and made the TSSAA State Championship. Since graduating, he has been at Champions Run for 5 years helping grow the game by not only teaching juniors and young adults how to play golf, but most importantly have more fun!
A perk of being one of the newest instructors in the area is his more modern approach to learning the game. Cole says "I don't have a 'mold' that I try to fit every student into. I like to teach every individual how to become the best they can be with their own swing".
Feel free to reach out to Cole by his phone number, his email, or call the pro shop to get in touch with him!
Phone: (615) 427-5422