Danny Ackerman, PGA, Head Golf Professional
Danny grew up in Central Illinois where he was a Golf Professional at three different private clubs. Danny was the 1st Assistant Professional at Mt. Hawley Country Club in Peoria, IL for four seasons before coming to Fox Den in 2014. Danny played two seasons at Illinois Central College. His accomplishments there included two individual medalists and All-Conference honors for both seasons. He completed a degree in Business Marketing at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL in 2005 and completed the PGA/PGM program and received his PGA membership in 2012. Danny received the 2015 Assistant Golf Professional of the Year for the Tennessee PGA Section. Danny credits hispassion for the game and enjoyment of working with others as the key factors of his being a Golf Professional.
Wallace Hamerton, Golf Professional, LPGA
Wallace grew up playing golf with her family in Massachusetts. She is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire where she played on the lacrosse and field hockey teams. Her amateur golf record includes 9 USGA national championships, 13 state tournament wins and a runner up in the Arizona women’s state amateur. She is a Class A Professional member of the LPGA. She joins the Fox Den golf staff after 12 years at Belfair Planation in Bluffton, SC. , where she served as Learning Center Manager then full time Teaching Professional. She has worked with instructors Mike Molaska, Mike Shannon, Jim Hardy, Janet Caponni LePera and Krista Dunton. Her instructional core is derived from the 500 plus hours observed watching her mentor Carl Lohren teach. She has taught over 6,000 lessons and is a Titleist Performance Institute Level One Instructor, certified US Kids Golf Instructor and certified with “Operation 36 Golf” for junior and beginner golfers.She is tremendously excited to be a part of the Fox Den golf operation team and serving the members in all capacities. Having visited beautiful East Tennessee many times, she is thrilled to call it home.
| Jake Reeves, Director of Instruction|
Jake has an impressive background in the Golf Industry and has produced many tour players and PGA Professionals such as Gareth Maybin, Dave Picket, Peter Malnati (Knoxville Open Winner), Wes Short, Allie Knight, and numerous college players. He was a proud 4 year letterman at the University of Tennessee where he was a member of a winning SEC Championship team! He was also a Golfweek ALL-AMERICAN in his senior season. Jake had a 15 year playing career where he participated in the 2000 U.S Open and was a 2 year member of the Web.com Tour.Jake teaches at least 1,000 lessons annually, is dedicated to growing the game, and continuously finds new ways to advance players technique. He is a two time Tennessee PGA Section Teach of the Year (2016 & 2019)