About Tommy Brannen

PGA Master Professional Tommy Brannen, also recognized as one of the country’s leading golf instructors created The Swing ExtenderTM for golfers just like you.

Tommy Brannen is currently Director of Golf at Augusta Country Club in Augusta, GA, a position he has held since 2000.

Before Augusta Country Club, Tommy served as Director of Instruction at Atlanta Athletic Club for 18 years. At AAC (site of the 2001 PGA Championship), Tommy developed the concept and design of the Robert T. Jones, Jr. Instruction Center, a 1,800-square-foot indoor golf training center with 2,500 square feet of outdoor covered hitting area for year-round membership usage.

Tommy is married to Melanie Cravens Brannen 20 years. His two sons are Chandler Thomas Brannen, 13, and Barrett Wesley Brannen, 11.


  • Georgia Section North Chapter Championship Winner 1998
  • Contestant Southern Region Club Professional Championship 1997 -1998
  • Georgia PGA Griffin Classic Champion 1996
  • CB&T Classic, Runner-up 1996
  • Georgia PGA Championship, Runner-up 1995
  • Georgia State Open Championship, Third 1995
  • Georgia PGA Champion 1993
  • Finalist at 8 PGA Tour Schools (missed card by 2 strokes in 1988)
  • Atlanta Open Champion (course record 62 in first round) 1985
  • Georgia Section Match Play Champion 1981 -1987
  • Finalist in 8 PGA Club Professional Championships
  • PGA Championship (missed cut) 1987
  • PGA Championship (finished 38th) 1988
  • Georgia Challenge Cup Member (as amateur and professional) 1975 – 1999
  • NCAA II Champion (course record 65 in final round) 1978
  • NCAA II Team Champion 1978
  • South Atlantic Coast Conference Champion 1979
  • Alabama Jr. Sr. College Championship (course record 65 in first round) 1975


  • Georgia PGA Section Merchandiser of the Year 2002
  • Georgia PGA Tournament Committee 1999
  • Teacher of the Year, Georgia Section PGA 1998
  • Georgia PGA North Chapter Teacher of the Year 1997
  • First Golfer Inducted Into Columbus State University Sports Hall of Fame 1997
  • Elected Master Professional 1996
  • National Teaching Committee 1994
  • Georgia PGA North Chapter Teacher of the Year 1992
  • Assistant Golf Professional of the Year 1987
  • College Golf All-American 1978