Herman is our manager and pro shop director here at EGC. Herman is jack of all tradess. Not only is Herman in charge of the pro shop and our equipment sales, but Mr. Roland looks after the carts, the driving range and is a familiar face to almost all of our customers here at EGC.
Mr. Hopkins has spent a whopping 29 years here at EGC. This level of experience affords Louis a truly unique knowledge of this golf course and the subtle nuances that make EGC a great place to play golf. Since our redesign in 1993, Louis has become an indispensable member of our staff. As the EGC1s chief greenskeeper and assistant superintendent, Louis has an intimate knowledge of the golf course as well as the amount of maintenance needed to keep the course in prime condition. In addition to the mowing and green maintenance that Louis conducts, he oversees the pin placements and tee locations each and every day. His primary task is the proper irrigation of the playing surfaces and the maintenance and upkeep of the irrigation system. Louis specializes in keeping the tough greens here at EGC very playable. The challenging putting surfaces here at EGC present quite a problem to any groundskeeper. If the speed and maintenance of our greens were not handled properly they could become extremely difficult. Louis does a superb job of our putting surfaces and is a big part of what makes EGC the most pristine course in East Tennessee. Louis is also the proud father of an accomplished golfer. His son Travis Hopkins is attending Walters State Community College on a golf scholarship.
Head Golf Professional
Adam Shanks, a 32-year-old Johnson City native,
has been apart of the game of golf since the age of 8
years. Adam was a 3-time All-State golfer at
Science Hill High School and attended Austin Peay
State University where he led the golf team to 3
Conference Championships. He earned his degree in
Business with a concentration in Marketing in 2003.
Adam is also a 3-time East Tennessee Amateur
Adam started his career in the golf business at the Johnson City Country
Club where he was an Assistant Golf Professional under the leadership of
Mike Crowe. He broadened his knowledge at the exclusive Linville Ridge
Country Club in Linville, NC, The Floridian in Palm City, FL, and The
Waldorf Astoria Golf Club in Orlando, FL.
Adam has his hand in many things at Elizabethton Golf Course but most
importantly is the future of Junior Golf. The Golf Course plans to host
multiple junior events and assist in the First Tee Program. “Anything that we
can do as a club to promote junior golf is a great thing. Junior Golfers are the
future of the game. We will continue to look into Programs for juniors to get
them the opportunity to learn about golf,” says Shanks.