To become the most fun, dynamic public golf experience in the Southeast.

While we certainly have a ways to go to get there, we will prioritize PEOPLE FIRST along the way, starting with our Team Members … who will then be the ones to deliver a warm, friendly and fun atmosphere day after day to YOU, our valued customers.

Adam Adkins

Golf Course Superintendent


  • Adam “Carpet” Adkins is a University of Tennessee Turf Grad where he also lettered as a Starting Pitcher. He has an esteemed Resume with many years worked at Vanderbilt Legends Club, and also worked multiple years as Assistant Superintendent at both Westhaven Golf Club and Gaylord Springs Golf Links.
  • Carpet began his first Head Superintendent job at The Bridge in late Spring, 2020, and has made an unbelievable impact in a very short period of time. It will be so much fun to watch and see what Adam is able to do with multiple growing seasons here in this beautiful river bottom!

Scott Hassee

Director of Player Development


  • Scott Hassee has a incredibly special mind for the game of golf. He comes to us with something quite rare these days:  10 Years of Apprenticeship under former Golf Digest Top 100 Teacher, Mr. Hank Johnson. 
  • Scott has a beautiful young family he moved to Franklin from Birmingham, Alabama, to bless and develop a new generation of improvement and enjoyment of the game centered around the extensive player development programs being fostered here at The Bridge.
  • He is the proud Author of ‘The Champions Playbook’, hosts a weekly Podcast and teaches multiple professional golfers.
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Evan Copolo

Golf Experience Director


  • Evan is an incredible story and a major part of the life and spirit you will experience when you play at The Bridge. Evan started here in Outside Services while in school at Columbia State, and now has two (2) seasons under his skinny belt guiding one of the busiest public golf courses in the Southeast.
  • Evan is a die-hard Yankees fan (we did not know this before we promoted him!) and an aspiring PGA Professional.  Great things lie just ahead for this young man well beyond his years!

Richard Chi

Persimmon Pub Kitchen Manager


  • Richard is a wizard in the kitchen and has absolutely blown us away with what he can do with food! He began with us in late Spring, 2020, amidst many restaurant restrictions and launched a terrific, fresh, made-to-order Menu that our Members and Guests have had rave reviews. You just wait to see what he can do as things open back up!!!
  • Richard came to us with a terrific resume with his formative years spent at Burger Up, The Rutledge and other great restaurants around town!

New owner and operator, Brooks West (pictured above with his young son), is a Mississippi native who has lived in Nashville for nearly 10 years. A PGA Professional since 2004 with more than 20 years of golf industry experience, Brooks has worked a wide variety of roles in the golf industry prior to his purchase of Franklin Bridge. He graduated from Mississippi State’s acclaimed Professional Golf Management Program and is an accomplished player winning the 2007 Gulf States PGA Professional Championship. He would go on to caddy on both the PGA TOUR and Web.com Tour, highlighted by a win on Jerod Turner’s bag at the 2009 Soboba Classic, Rickie Fowler’s professional debut. His green-grass golf operations experience span from Belle Meade Country Club (Nashville, TN) to The Country Club (Brookline, MA) and Dorado Beach Resort & Club (Dorado, Puerto Rico). Most recently, West worked in Golf Car Fleet Sales for the Yamaha Golf-Car Company (Kennesaw, GA) for 8 years as a District, Regional and National Sales Manager – U.S. Dealer and Direct Fleet Sales.

West views this exciting new acquisition as an opportunity to serve Williamson County and surrounding areas, noting, “Franklin Bridge is far more than just a busy golf course as one of the only 18-hole public championship courses south of the booming Nashville market. I feel a duty to serve the families and residents of Williamson County by creating a dynamic golf experience that brings people together in community through outdoor recreation with one another.” Part of that duty is restoring and honoring the rich history of what was originally a beautiful farm split by a county road where School buses traveled across the famed bridge taking Franklin’s future leaders back and forth to school. New ownership will use that same quaint bridge with a new fleet of golf cars crossing its stately trestle to fulfill a deep commitment of creating a customer-centric golf experience that is friendly and welcoming for beginners, women, juniors and the entire family, breaking down many of the traditional barriers present at many golf courses.

A thrill of a lifetime was to make a Hole-in-One on the famed 7th at Pebble Beach, check this out:

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Our experience in playing golf courses across the country is a bit of a vibe of, “you are lucky to be here, now pay your green fee and don’t be late to the 1st tee!” Not at The Bridge. As our mission above states, we will put PEOPLE over everything else. We aim to create a sense of ‘belonging’ at our Club without the high initiation fees, monthly dues and assessments present and necessary at Private Country Clubs. Williamson County is among the top counties in the country for quality of life and, as the only 18-Hole Public Golf Course in the county, we view it as OUR DUTY to serve that community in the way it deserves. Our River Club is an unmatched way to create community, work on your game, play in tournaments and moreover … to be a part of something bigger than ourselves.