Head Teaching Professional
Buddy Harston

Buddy Harston, a former member of the PGA Champions Tour and current head women’s golf coach at Lipscomb University, joined the Vanderbilt Legends Club in 2008, bringing his passion for golf and extensive experience to members as an Associate Golf Instructor and Director of Golf Fitness. Harston, a decorated player and a Titleist Performance Institute-certified Golf Fitness Instructor, has competed in two U.S.G.A. Senior Open Championships, two British Senior Open Championships and five Senior PGA Championships. Buddy has also qualified and competed in the PGA Championship at Hazeltine Golf Club in Minnesota and the PGA Tour’s Hawaiian Open. While serving the Lexington Country Club as Head Golf Professional and Director of Golf for 20 years, Buddy was awarded the Kentucky PGA Section Teacher of the Year as well as the Kentucky PGA Player of the Year three times. He has had three articles published in Golf Digest and Golf Magazine. A Nashville native, he attended college at Lipscomb University where he played baseball and was awarded the Bronze Glove Award and a spot on the All-Tournament Team at the 1972 NAIA College World Series. Buddy was inducted into the Lipscomb Athletics Hall of Fame in 2010. He and his wife, Julie, live in Nashville with their son, Aphiwe.