Serving since 2021
Ben was born and raised in rural Minnesota before attending the University of North Dakota where he received his bachelor’s degree in psychology. As Ben quickly realized that North Dakota was not the place to be in the golf industry, he moved south where he attended the Golf Academy of Arizona in Phoenix. Progression in the industry led him to an eventual move to Florida. He carries many years of club experience as Head Pro at Palm Aire Country Club, General Manager at Heron Bay Golf Club, General Manager at Osprey Point Golf Course in Boca Raton, and most recently the Membership and Marketing Director at Jupiter Country Club. Ben has his MBA from the University of Illinois specializing in Strategic Innovation and Analytics. In his free time, he spends time with his wife and two young daughters. He's also an avid fisherman and hockey player.
Serving since 2019
615-824-6528 ext. 5971
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Donald has worked as a short order cook in diners, Country Clubs, 5 star Steak Houses and everything in between in his almost 30 years of cooking, starting at only 12 in his Uncle’s Big Boy Diner in Detroit, Michigan. His specialties are his Prime Cuts of Steaks, Fresh Seafood Specials and his famous White Chicken Chili. When he’s not showing off his skills in the kitchen he enjoys watching movies, playing disc golf and spending time with his kids. Once the Executive Chef at Fairvue Plantation, Donald has worked at Bluegrass since 2015, taking a small break in 2017 to help open at Oak Steakhouse in Downtown Nashville as their Executive Sous Chef, and we are so excited to have him back!
Head Tennis Professional
Serving since 2018
Joey Hall is a native of middle Tennessee, graduating from Mt. Juliet High School and then Middle Tennessee State University. He has been teaching/coaching tennis for over 24 years. Joey has taught at Country Clubs, Swim and Tennis club, city park and rec departments, overseas academy, resorts, has been a college coach, and most recently been at a health and fitness center in Knoxville, TN. He is a member of the USPTA as an Elite Professional, the PTR with a Professional rating, and certified as a USTA High Performance Coach. Joey has taught people ranging in age from 5 to 88 years old. He has taught those who have never picked up a racquet to high level juniors receiving college scholarships. Joey has also coached numerous USTA adult league teams that have won local, state, and sectional titles. He currently resides in Old Hickory with his wife Karol.
Assistant Tennis Pro
Serving since 2020
615-824-6528 ext. 5976
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Devin Crotzer is a USPTA/PTR certified teaching pro and holds certifications as a Tennis Performance Trainer (TPT) with the iTPA and is recognized as a High Performance coach by the USTA. He spent 12 years coaching players of all levels and ages from beginner to Professional. He has coached in Europe for players playing ITF juniors and Futures events. He was a director at the Junior Training Center of Champions in College Park Maryland specializing in competitive 11-17 year olds. He was most recently the volunteer assistant for the Men’s team at Vanderbilt University.
Director of Player Development
Serving since 2018
Mike delights in making you smile during and after your lesson, whether your goal is to get the ball airborne for the first time, to survive a charity scramble, or win the State Open. He will take the time to understand what you want out of golf and then guide you toward reaching those goals. Mike’s instructions are simple, result in improvement and are always driven by your preferences. He likes to say, “I take FUN very seriously!” While Mike enjoys teaching all ages & skills golfers, he really enjoys helping junior golfers.Prior to coming to Bluegrass Yacht & Country Club, Mike worked for the PGA of America in the Player Development Department. Mike was elected to PGA Membership in 1997 and in 2015 became the 14th Professional to be Certified in Player Development. Mike is a protégé of Manuel de la Torre, PGA and Fred Shoemaker of the Extraordinary Golf School.
Assistant Golf Professional
Serving since 2018
Originally from New York, John served at Rich Harvest Farms (Top 100 Clubs in America) as the Assistant Golf Professional. He moved to Hendersonville from Chicago in 2018 to accept the AGP role at Bluegrass.
Golf Course Superintendent
Serving since 2011
Tyler is a graduate of Tennessee Tech University where he received a BS in Agronomy with a concentration in Turfgrass Management and a minor in business. After graduation, Tyler began his career in Louisville, Kentucky at Big Spring Country Club as an Assistant in Training. He then decided to make the move back to Tennessee where he took a position as a Second Assistant at the Hermitage Golf Course. Later, Tyler gladly accepted the Assistant Position at Bluegrass Yacht and Country Club, where he moved up to the Superintendent position in May 2014. He, his daughter Davis Louise, and Cowboy (the course dog) now reside in Hendersonville, TN. Tyler has been at Bluegrass since May 2011 and strives to make it the most beautiful golf course in Tennessee.