Adam Young – General Manager

General Manager Adam Young was hired as the first Executive Director of the David Toms Foundation in 2003 and has been with the Academy since its founding. 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.

Chad Darby – Director of Golf Instruction

Chad joined us February 1, 2021 and comes to us from Annandale Golf Club in Madison, Mississippi. He is a PGA member and received the 2020 Youth Player Development Award for the Gulf States Section.
In the same year, he coached both the 2020 Boy and Girl Player of the Year for the state of Mississippi, as well as the state’s Women’s Senior Amateur Champion. He has students who are playing, or have played, for LSU, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Auburn, Southern Mississippi, Mississippi College, Belhaven University, and Birmingham-Southern University.

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.

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