Meet The Pros

Brad Ebberson
Head GolfProfessional

Brad is the newest addition to the TCC Family and has recently moved here from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, where he was the Head Golf Pro at Hayden Lake Country Club.

Before Hayden Lake Country Club, Brad gained much valuable experience in the golf industry at some great properties. The Club at Rock Creek and the Rock Creek Cattle Company provided an opportunity for Brad to serve as the Head Golf Professional at an exclusive property with the highest levels of service provided. He was able to spend several winters in the desert at Tradition Golf Club, Mountain View Country Club, and Rancho La Quinta. Growing up in central Washington (Ephrata), he graduated from Eastern Washington University with a BS in Biochemistry/Pre-Med and his golf career began at Indian Canyon in Spokane.

Tim Spears
First Assistant Golf Professional

Tim is currently the 1st Assistant Golf Professional at Tualatin Country Club and has been with us since April of 2007. After becoming a member of the PGA in 2009, Tim won the Oregon Chapter Assistant Golf Professional of the Year in 2015.  Tim has worked in a variety of Country Club settings, but feels at home here at TCC.  "Returning to the NW was the best move I could have made; I am enjoying calling myself an Oregonian".

Brandon Stransky
Assistant Golf Professional

Brandon has been working in the golf industry for the past nine years. He grew up in Skagit Valley in the small town of Burlington, Washington. Brandon’s passion for golf grew through high school while he was employed at Skagit Golf & Country Club as a golf shop assistant. Motivated to become a PGA golf professional, he attended the University of Idaho to pursue his dream. At the end of 2017, Brandon graduated with a degree in Marketing and an emphasis in the PGA Golf Management Program. After ten months as an intern at TCC, he became an assistant golf professional at the Club. Away from the facility, he enjoys hunting, playing and watching sports, and spending time with his girlfriend, Megan. Brandon concentrates his teaching method on three main laws of the golf swing: centeredness of contact, clubhead path, and clubface position through the impact zone. He specializes in teaching beginner to intermediate players, juniors of all skill levels/ages, and a variety of clinics to both men and women.

Paul Russo
Assistant Golf Professional

Paul joined TTC in 2018 and graduated from the PGA Golf Management Program at the University of Idaho in 2017. He most recently moved from Jacksonville, Florida where he worked at TPC Sawgrass. Paul loves golf and decided to work in the industry to spread the game to as many people as he could, especially those that haven’t played before. Teaching golf since 2012, Paul takes a cause and effect approach: everyone is unique in their own way, but any issue in someone’s golf swing can be brought back to one or two problems causing it. Paul specializes in teaching beginner to intermediate players, juniors, and left handers, but welcomes anyone looking to improve their golf game in the long or short term.

Jim Mapother
Director of Player Development
2016 Oregon Chapter PGA Teacher of the Year

As a golf instructor, I have found that the most important part of instruction is ball flight. I have had the opportunity of working with some of the greatest teachers in this great game. Professionals like Randy Henry, Tom Patri Top 100 Golf Digest instructor, Tom Shea a mental game expert, Kathy Jensen PGA National Teacher of the Year in 2014, Charlie Cook another Top 100 instructor as well as countless PGA and LPGA professionals who have developed their expertise in teaching to the highest level. What I have learned is that there is more to influencing the flight of the ball than just swing theory. The ball flight is influenced by three sources, swing theory, your physical body and your club design, and not one of these sources is more important than the other.
Credentials: Head Golf Professional- Tucson, Arizona / Director of Training and Sales- Henry-Griffitts Inc. / Director of Instruction- RJM Golf Academy- Naples, Florida