Many of the East Ridge memberships include 265, which offers a world class practice facility. The instructors are known for working with golfers from all over the country. A well stocked pro shop, a state of the art workout facility, practice holes, several driving ranges, chipping and putting greens await you. And yes, there are actually ponds that members enjoy fishing in.

East Ridge Country Club, Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club and the David Toms 265 Golf Academy offer our members an incredible experience.

Please contact us at 318-868-6571 with any questions our Staff can answer for you. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you in to our family.

Meet Our Staff

Chad Darby

Chad Darby

Chad Darby joined the David Toms Academy on February 1, 2021 as the Director of Instruction. He previously served in the same capacity at 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.
He and his wife Megan have one son (Dash). He enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time.

Tyler Jewell

Tyler Jewell

Tyler Jewell comes to the David Toms 265 Academy from Dallas' Preston Trail Golf Club where he served as part of their professional staff since 2015. Tyler also served as an assistant golf professional at Prestonwood Country Club in Dallas. Tyler has extensive experience is club fitting serving as a Callaway Technical Representative as well as working for Breakthrough Golf Technology fitting and building custom putters for multiple tour players. Tyler's passion for teaching the short game and club fitting will compliment the full swing instruction of Chad Darby, Director of Instruction. Tyler will provide our membership and junior players with state-of-the-art short game instruction and professional club fitting services. Tyler raced bicycles professionally for 7 years before entering the golf industry. Wellbeing, fitness, and nutrition are also passions for him and his clients.