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The Legends Golf Club Staff

Ted-BishopTed Bishop

PGA Professional
38th President of the PGA of America
General Manager

Ted has been the General Partner and Director of Golf at The Legends Golf Club since the project’s inception in 1991.

Prior to that, Bishop was the Pro and Superintendent of the Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton upon his graduation from Purdue University in 1976. While at Linton, Ted organized and directed The Phil Harris Celebrity Golf Tournament, which featured a field of 600 players and was hailed by “GolfWorld Magazine” as the third largest pro-am in the United States. Some of the celebrities that Bishop brought to Linton included Johnny Unitas, football great; Ernie Banks, baseball icon; Bob Knight, basketball coach; Vice President Dan Quayle; Neil Armstrong and Eugene Cernan, astronauts; and golf legends Dave Marr, Toney Penna, Mike Souchak, Jay and Lionel Hebert as well as Doug Sanders.

Ted also directed the Jack Fedigan Invitational Pro-Am in Scottsdale, Arizona, which honored golf greats such as Sam Snead, Byron Nelson and Jimmy Demaret.

Also on Bishop’s tournament resume was a five-year stint with the Nabisco Dinah Shore where one of his many duties included running the “Ladies Day with Dinah”, which included many LPGA Tour stars.

The Indiana PGA selected Ted as Golf Professional of the Year in 1998. He has been a four-time national finalist for PGA Golf Professional of the Year. Ted has served as a Director and Officer for the Indiana PGA. He was President of the Indiana PGA from 1997 to 1998.

His efforts helped bring the Indiana Golf Academy, Hall of Fame and Indiana Golf Offices to Franklin. He currently serves on the PGA of America’s Membership Committee. President Jack Connelly, of Philadelphia, appointed Bishop to the PGA Board of Control in 2001. In 2008 Ted was nominated as Secretary of the PGA of America. Ted was also the 38th PGA of America president.

He has been married 29 years to his wife Cindy. The couple has two daughters who have been outstanding players. Ambry completed a successful golf career at Indiana University and is the head women’s golf coach at St. Johns University in New York. Ashely Davidson, the Bishop’s oldest daughter, was an outstanding golfer for the University of Kansas and is currently working at The Legends as the Event Coordinator and Membership Director.

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Ashely-DavidsonAshely Davidson

Member, Event and Wedding Coordinator

Ashely grew up playing junior golf in Indiana. She was an outstanding player at Franklin Community High School and earned a full golf scholarship to the University of Kansas.

While at Kansas, she participated in every tournament and earned Big 12 Conference All Academic honors every season, and Most Valuable Player in 2002.

Ashely served on the Indiana Women’s Golf Association and is the founder of the Central Indiana Executive Women’s Golf Association Chapter.

She also graduated from Leadership Johnson County in 2013, and chaired the LJC Wine Dinner in 2016 and 2017, featuring more than 300 guests.

She co-founded Pay It Forward Johnson County and is active in the Needham Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.

Ashely and her husband, Ted, have two children. Besides working in the family business, they enjoy spending time as a family, planning parties and driving their children to their activities.

She co-founded and helps organize Pay It Forward Johnson County, a golf event at The Legends that has raised thousands of dollars for local charities.

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Ted-DavidsonTed Davidson

Golf Shop and Facility Manager

Ted grew up in Southport, Indiana and graduated from Southport High School in 1996.

He lettered in varsity golf and tennis all four years and was Most Valuable Player and Captain of both teams.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in Recreation Sports Management from Indiana University in 2001.

He joined his family’s lumber business, Davidson Industries, which was founded in Southport in the 1930s by his great-grandfather. The Davidson family sold the 80-year-old company in 2005 to Stock Building Supply. Ted continued working there until 2008 when he moved to The Legends.

Ted grew up around the game and enjoys golfing with his wife, Ashely and their children.  He also enjoys visiting his family’s cabin for fishing along Lake of the Woods in Ontario, Canada.

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Crystal-MorseCrystal Morse

Player Development Director
PGA Teaching Instructor

Crystal focuses on programs at The Legends that inspire juniors, women and families.

Crystal is no stranger to Johnson County, where she was a standout golfer for Center Grove High School. She played at Western Kentucky University, where she was named to the All-Sunbelt Conference team and served as captain of the WKU team her junior and senior years.

Upon graduation, she spent two seasons as a PGA Apprentice at The Legends. Crystal moved to Palm Desert, California, where she earned her PGA membership and spent nine seasons as the Assistant Professional at The Lakes Country Club, a 36-hole private club.

Her teaching has been influenced by legends such as Nicole Castrale, LPGA player, and Bob Goalby, 1969 Masters Champion.

After nine seasons at The Lakes, Crystal became the lead teaching instructor at The Club at Morningside in Rancho Mirage, California. She helped establish the Morningside Golf Academy.

Crystal’s husband, Jim, also is a PGA professional working at GolfTEC in Indianapolis. The couple resides in Greenwood and has two children.

Crystal coaches the Whiteland High School’s girls’ golf team and is the coach and director of The Legends PGA Junior League teams for boys and girls ages 7-13.

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Joe-AbplanapJoe Abplanalp

Assistant Golf Professional

Joe earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations from Franklin College, where he played varsity golf for three seasons. He was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon Fraternity at Franklin.

He grew up in Napoleon, Indiana and graduated from Jac-Cen-Del High School in 2011. He played basketball and golf throughout his high-school career. He earned two varsity letters in basketball, and was on a state championship team his sophomore year.

Though basketball was his main sport throughout his life, Joe was introduced to the game of golf at age 14. He earned four varsity letters and was named Most Valuable Player in three seasons at Jac-Cen-Del.

Joe is engaged to Linsey Harves and they are getting married in September. She also is a Franklin College graduate.

Joe said that while he enjoys playing golf, he gains more satisfaction teaching the game to players of all levels who want to get better.

Joe is serving in the PGA Apprenticeship program and working towards being in the PGA of America.

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