The Legends Golf Club Staff
38th President of the PGA of America
Ted Bishop is the PGA General Manager and Class A GCSAA Superintendent at The Legends Golf Club. He has been at The Legends Golf Club since it was constructed in 1991. Bishop Graduated from Purdue University in 1976 with a degree in Agronomy/Turf Management. Prior to moving to Franklin he was at the Phil Harris Golf Course in Linton, IN as the pro/superintendent from 1976-91.
Bishop served as the President of the PGA of America in 2013-2014. During his term he was an activist for recreational golfers and their enjoyment of the game. He was instrumental in creating a close working relationship between the PGA of America and the PGA Tour serving two years on the Tour Policy Board. Bishop named public facilities such as Harding Park and Bethpage Black as PGA Championship and Ryder Cup sites. He worked closely with Arnold Palmer in the establishment of the Deacon Palmer Award which annually recognizes PGA members who have overcome a major obstacle in the career and served the game in an impactful way. He served on the rules committee at six Masters and two US opens.
Bishop is a native to Logansport, IN. He is a member of the Indiana Golf Hall of Fame and is a two-time recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash from the Governor of Indiana. He is a former Indiana PGA Golf Professional of the Year and has received numerous awards from the Indiana PGA.
Bishop has been married since 1976 to wife, Cindy. The couple has two daughters; Ashely (Ted) Davidson- Event Coordinator at The Legends GC; and Ambry (Tony) Santillo- St. John’s University women’s golf coach and PGA assistant professional at Saint Andrews Golf Club in New York. Ted and Cindy have two grandchildren; Reid and Remy Davidson.
Member, Event and Wedding Coordinator
Hello! My name is Ashely Davidson! My career in golf began long ago. I grew up playing junior golf in Indiana, played for Franklin Community High School, and ultimately went to the University of Kansas on a full golf scholarship. While at Kansas I participated in every tournament and earned Big 12 Conference and All Academic honors every season, and Most Valuable Player in 2002. After college I served on the Indiana Women’s Golf Association and was the founder of the Central Indiana Executive Women’s Golf Association Indianapolis Center. I also graduated from Leadership Johnson County in 2013, and chaired the LJC Wine dinner in 2016 and 2017, featuring more than 300 guests!
Professionally after college I worked shortly at Eli Lily before coming to work as the membership coordinator at The Legends. After being in membership my job stretched into the planning and execution of events here at The Legends. I do all the planning for anything from a golf event to a wedding. Beginning in 2018 my job morphed into being in charge of all the catering, cooking, purchasing, and planning of events both onsite and off with our food truck. Many people at the course might say they barely see me but thats because I spend so much time in the back kitchen prepping and making food or I am on the food trucking getting things ready. I cant be the glue that holds this place together sitting at my desk!
I feel lucky because I get to work with my parents, husband, and coworkers (that I call my friends) on a day to day basis. I especially felt that in 2019 when I became a breast cancer survivor and my co-workers and family helped cover my responsibilities. That is what I love most about working at The Legends is that whenever someone needs help everyone slides over and helps where they are needed. Outside my work I enjoy spending time with my kids and watching whatever activity they are involved in!
Facility Manager, Food Truck Operator
My name is Ted Davidson I grew up in Southport, Indiana and went to Southport High School and earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Recreational Sports Management from Indiana University graduating in 2001. I have been employed at The Legends Golf Club since 2009. I grew up in the Lumber Business Davidson Industries a 80 year old family business that we as a family decided to sell in 2005. I continued to work in the lumber business till 2009 when i decided to take up a job at The Legends.
I started out working a season Par 3/Dye building and have worked my way around the facility spending time in each department learning the overall big picture here at the club. I find that is the best way to get to know a facility or any business. When a person spends time in each area of a business they have a better understanding of the day to day procedures that are valuable in running a business. I spent 6 years in the pro shop learning customer service and how to handle many situations. Through those 6 years I spent stints in the cart barn and grounds maintenance learning and helping with day to day operations. In 2016 The Legends purchased a food truck to cater our own events/golf outings, and since the purchase of the truck I have spilt my time operating the truck with my wife Ashely and also taking care of the overall golf course facility. This is a big place with 300 acres and many buildings there is always repairs and upkeep needed around the facility. I have enjoyed my 15 years at The Legends Golf Club and each day presents something new.
PGA Head Professional
Crystal is a 15-year PGA of America Member and a native to Greenwood, Indiana. As a former standout junior golfer at Center Grove HS, Morse went on to play 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 graduating in 2003, she spent two seasons as an Assistant Professional at The Legends, before moving to Palm Dessert, California. While in California she earned her PGA of America Membership and spent 9 seasons as the Assistant Professional at The Lakes Country Club, a 36-hole private club. She then moved on to The Club at Morningside in Rancho Mirage, CA at Morningside she became the lead teaching instructor. She returned to The Legends in 2017 as the Director of Player Development and then quickly became the Head PGA Professional.
Today, in addition to her position at The Legends, Morse serves as Co-Head Coach of the Franklin Boys and Girls High School teams and is co-owner of The Morse Golf Academy at The Legends with her husband Jim, a fellow PGA of America Golf Professional, where they teach over 1,500 private lessons per year! Crystal and Jim have two children, Carson (12) and Cali (10) who also enjoy spending time at the course and playing in the PGA junior league. Along with daily golf operations, Crystal enjoys running Junior and Adult Player Development Programs including PGA Jr league, Get Golf Ready, PGA HOPE (Military Veterans), First Tee, and LPGA*USGA Girls Golf Events! Crystal received the Indiana Section Youth Player Development Award in 2019 and 2020, was recently awarded the PGA National Player Development Award and named one of the top instructors in Indiana by Golf Digest for 2024!
PGA Director of Instruction
Contact Jim: 760-567-5995 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jim was born and raised in Washington state and began his golf career at the The Couer d’Alene, Idaho during his inaugural season in 1991. After Spending a season at one of the top resorts in the country Jim was offered a position at The Vintage Club in Indian Wells, California. After 3 seasons at The Vintage Club Jim took a position at the exclusive Eldorado Country Club also located in Indian Wells, California. While there Jim became a PGA member and enjoyed a 20-year career as both Assistant and Head professional at the club.
In 2015 Jim and his family moved to Greenwood where he became Director of Instruction at GOLFTEC Castleton before coming to The Legends Golf Club in April of 2018 where he became the Director of Instruction and where he founded and built the Morse Golf Academy which opened up in February of 2020.
Assistant Golf Professional
My name is Nicholas Norton, but most people know me as Nick. I’m originally from Homestead, FL but I have been in the golf business for almost a decade and look forward to many more years here at The Legends Golf Club! I am currently enrolled in the PGA PGM program seeking to become a member of the PGA of America. My experience in the golf world is vast and includes being an outside attendant, pro shop manager, and everything in between. Here at The Legends I am responsible for assisting with golf Handicaps, Club Repair, Wednesday Men’s Choose up league, and of course making sure our patrons have an amazing time while visiting The Legends Golf Club.
PGA Senior Director of Instruction
Contact Tony: 812-343-6622
A 44 year member of the PGA, Clecak served as the President of the Indiana Section PGA in 1983 and 1984. During his tenure as an Indiana Section PGA board of Director he also served on the Tournament, Club Relations and Public Relations Committees. He is a past recipient of the Indiana PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award, Teacher of the Year Award, Junior Leader Award and he was the 1985 Indiana Golf Professional of the Year. Nationally was a member of the PGA of America’s Business School Teaching Staff from 1972 to 1986 and he was elected as the 30th Master Professional of the PGA of American in 1986! Tony has also had an amazing playing career as well! He played in the US Amateur Tournament in 1962. He is the winner of the Indiana PGA Senior Championship, he also played on tour from 1972-1973.
He passion has long been teaching the game of golf. During his PGA career he has giving over 25,000 lessons to students of all ages and abilities! At over 80 years of age Tony continues to teach the game at The Legends where he also directed the Get Golf Ready Program from its inception of the present!
Front Desk Attendant
Ethan is a recent graduate of IUPUI and is originally from Frankton, IN! He has been with the course since 2021 and enjoys all the wonderful things that go into the course! Ethan also helps on the Legendary Kitchen and loves to help out anywhere he can on the course! His favorite part about the course how wonderful it is seeing people enjoy the course because it really feels like all your hard work pays off!
The Legends Cart Barn Staff
Cart Barn Manager
Roger has been with The Legends for many years and has vast knowledge on all things golf! He works hard to make sure that events and outings are extremely successful and works even harder to make sure that all of our equipment is up to date and working proper! Rogers favorite part of the course is how everything comes together so we can have one of the best courses in the state!
Cart Barn Manager
Dick has been with The Legends for a few years now and is even a member of the course himself! He is even one of our first Legacy members! He works very hard to make sure he is doing everything he can to ensure the success of the course. Dick enjoys to play golf and walk Watson on his days off! His favorite part of the course is taking Watson for walks and enjoying the wonderful customers we have at The Legends!
Expert Mouser, Freelance Hunter
Baker has been with the course her entire life! She is a great employee and possibly the best hunter in the area. Her duties include greeting customers and allowing them to pet her, she also loves to nap in the sun making sure to fully relax while at work. She loves getting treats and trying to sleep in Ted Bishops office chair. Her main duty is making sure she keeps the facility free and clear of all pest and other things which she has mastered during her time at the legends. If you see Baker don’t be afraid to to stop and say Hi just make sure you have a pocket full of treats!
The Legends Golf Club Maintenance
Shane is a native of Columbus, IN. I currently live in Shelby County, IN. I have studied at Indiana University and have always been drawn to mechanical repairs and I especially love the great outdoors! I enjoy hiking, canoeing, and gardening. I also enjoy spending time with my wife Kelly and son Maurice and our pets when I can! Shanes favorite part about the course is how hard everyone works to make it all look so beautiful!
Irrigation and Maintenance
Pat has been with the course going on 32 years! He has been with the course since the beginning and has an extremely vast knowledge on all things around the course! He oversees every irrigation project and he always there as soon as anything goes wrong! Pats favorite part about the course is how well things are maintained and how wonderful it always looks!
Irrigation and Maintenance
Larry has been with the course for a decade and has a lot of experience with the course! He helps with all things irrigation and is always willing to lend a hand with any project in maintenance! His favorite part of the course is how wonderful the water and grass looks in the summer!
Assistant to the Superintendent, Professional Stick Chewer
Watson is one of the core members here at The Legends and he is a key component when it comes to getting work done outside! His duties vary but he is great at making sure all of the sticks in the area are chewed up and brought right to your feet! He also loves playing in the water and getting his daily swim at any of our many bodies of water. So if you see something going through the water take another look because it could be Watson! He also enjoys belly rubs and showing you all of his toys. He makes sure to run the course as much as he can because being Assistant to the Superintendent is a lot more work than you think. So if you see him make sure to stop by and say hi and tell him what a great job he is doing!