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.
Adam Young was hired as the first Executive Director of the David Toms Foundation in 2003 and has been with the 265 Academy since its founding in 2013. In his 17 years working for David Toms, Adam had a variety of responsibilities including contract negotiations with TaylorMade, Titleist, Cleveland/Srixon, Humana, NetJets, Sedgwick and Lincoln Financial. Prior to working with David, 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, fishing and following LSU athletics. He and his wife Lucy live in Shreveport with their four daughters, Sydney, Morgan, Isabella, and Avery.
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.
Chase Leone is our Assistant Golf Pro at 265 and has been with us since we opened in 2013. He teaches some of the best juniors in the area and was instrumental in the success of the PGA Junior League team. Chase taught 8 of the 10 players on the 2019 team that reached the PGA Nationals in Scottsdale, AZ.
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. His hobbies include fishing and hunting. He is married to his wife Taylor.