Adam Young – Executive Director
Adam Young was hired as the first Executive Director of the David Toms Foundation on February 3, 2003. His duties include promoting the foundation’s mission, organizing donation requests, and coordinating fundraising efforts. He oversees all operations of the David Toms Academy.
Prior to working for the David Toms Foundation, Adam spent six years as the Director of Corporate Communications for SportsCare USA, a healthcare marketing firm based in Shreveport.
A 1995 graduate of LSU, his hobbies include tennis and following LSU athletics. He and his wife Lucy live in Shreveport with their four daughters, Sydney, Morgan, Isabella, and Avery.
Shaun Webb – Director of Golf
A native of Stonington, Maine, Shaun was introduced to golf by his father at the age of 5. After a successful high school and amateur career, a back injury in college restricted his playing career as a professional, so he turned to coaching and teaching where he quickly found out he had a passion for that side of the game.
Taking what he learned from some of the best instructors in the industry, including Sean Foley, Hank Haney, Mike Bender, Brian Mogg, and Gary Gilchrist, Shaun has spent the last 13 years as a golf performance coach during which time he has worked with some of the world’s top players.
Over his career, Shaun has devoted himself to understanding the function of the body and how it relates to the golf swing. Because of this knowledge, he was recently selected to be on the K-Vest 3D Bio-mechanics Advisory Board and is certified as a Titleist Performance Institute Golf Instructor. The education he received from these organizations has put him in an elite group of instructors that combines the latest in technology with time-tested training programs. In addition, he has added the utilization of Trackman Golf Radar to his coaching, which is the most accurate teaching and club-fitting tool in the world.
His experience with K-Vest and TPI led him to a position at the Gary Gilchrist Golf Academy where he was hired as the bio-mechanics instructor and certified coach. During his time at the Gilchrist Academy, Shaun worked with elite juniors and top professional golfers in the world, including the number one women’s player in the world Yani Tseng and PGA tour players Peter Hanson and Morgan Hoffman, along with over 20 other PGA and LPGA tour professionals. Shaun has also coached nationally-ranked junior players who have won tournaments on the national junior level (American Junior Golf Association), several of which have received full golf scholarships to Division 1 universities.
Most recently, Shaun has worked at his own golf academy in Orlando, Florida where he provided performance coaching with programs focused on five areas of improvement: Technique, Strategy, Mental, Fitness, and Equipment. One of the highlights while running his own academy was coaching one of his students, Canadian PGA Tour Player Jesse Smith, at the 2013 US Open at Merion.
Shaun moved to Shreveport to assume the role of Director of Instruction at the David Toms Academy. He is excited to take his education and experience and apply it to his teaching here. Recently Shaun was recognized by Golf Digest as one of the Top 40 instructors under 40 years of age. Some of his golf tips have also been featured in Golf Digest. Shaun has also published his first book on golf instruction.
Over his professional career he has earned the following credentials:
Golf Digest Top 40 Instructor under 40
PGA Class A Golf Professional
K-Vest Bio-Mechanics Advisory Board
Trackman Golf Radar Teaching and Fitting
Titleist Performance Institute -Golf Swing Mechanic
Titleist Performance Institute -Golf Coaching
Titleist Performance Institute -Golf Fitness Professional
US OPEN 2013 Player Instructor
Chase Leone – Assistant Golf Pro
Chase Leone is our Assistant Golf Pro at 265. Growing up in Shreveport, Chase began playing golf around the age of 12. He became interested in the instruction side of golf by constantly practicing and being around the sport. Chase previously worked at Southern Trace Country Club as a golf instructor.
As Assistant Golf Pro, Chase leads our youth after school clinics and summer camps. He also offers private lessons and club fittings. His hobbies include fishing and duck hunting.