Meet The Team
Jason Kuiper, PGA
Director of Instruction
Kuiper has led the creation of the Grand Slam Golf Academy at Bobby Jones Golf Course since its inception in 2018. Prior to his work at Bobby Jones, he served as the Director of Instruction at the Woodloch Golf Performance Academy in Pennsylvania and as the Head Teaching Professional at the McCord Golf Academy in Florida. In addition to 15 years of industry experience, Kuiper also holds a Master of Business Administration from Moravian College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He has worked under premier instructors and mentored top players throughout his career, notably achieving Class “A” PGA membership in 2011 under the supervision of one of Golf Magazine’s “Top 100” teachers, Rick McCord. Kuiper is highly regarded for his instructional ability, having been recognized as the Georgia Section PGA Teacher of the Year for 2020 and receiving US Kids Golf “Top 50” Teacher Award in 2019. He was also recognized as a GRAA Top 100 Growth of Game Professionals in 2020.
Justin Martin, PGA
Martin brings to Bobby Jones Golf Course three years of experience serving as the Director of Golf and Instruction for The First Tee of Atlanta, as well as three years prior experience as an assistant professional at facilities in Georgia and Virginia. An Atlanta native, Martin graduated from Hampton University with a degree in Sports Management, earning three team MVP awards while playing on the golf team. A strong player, he has qualified for and competed in the 2017 and 2018 PGA Professional National Championships, and is the 2018 Georgia PGA Match Play Champion. Also recognized as a talented instructor, he is the recipient of the 2016 Georgia PGA North Chapter Youth Player Development Award. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Georgia PGA.
Tonya is a native of Stone Mountain, GA. She graduated from Redan High School and the University of Kentucky. Tonya has competed at every level of golf from the Atlanta Junior Golf Association to the LPGA Tour. She competed in many championships including the U.S. Junior Girls, U.S. Amateur, SEC Championship, NCAA Championship, the U.S. Open and The Open Championship. Tonya was a college golf coach and previously taught at The Atlanta Athletic Club. Her teaching focuses on the development of strong fundamentals and a no-nonsense approach to course management.
Paul Alcorn, PGA
Lead Club Fitter
Since moving to the Atlanta area in 2004 from Virginia, Paul has amassed over 15 years of experience in Atlanta’s public golf arena. After achieving his Class “A” PGA membership in 2017, he continued to become a Certified Professional in Golf Operations with the PGA of America in 2019. Currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Georgia PGA, he remains an active member in the Georgia Section. Holding specialized certifications from various manufacturers along with being a Certified Trackman Professional, he prides himself in his knowledge of golf equipment and proficiency with the latest club fitting technology.
Rachel Clopton, PGA
A native of Memphis, TN, Rachel graduated from the Professional Golf Management Program at Mississippi State University in 2018, earning a Degree in Business Administration as well as her PGA Class A Certification. Prior to joining the team at Bobby Jones Golf Course Rachel served as a golf professional at facilities in Alabama, Connecticut, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Rachel is a versatile instructor finding success in the teaching of both adult and juniors and has a strong passion for keeping players engaged through simplified quality instruction. In 2020, Rachel joined an elite group as a US Kids Top 50 coach for her contributions to the growth and development of junior players.
Hailing from the great lakes state, our resident lefty “Coach Connor” specializes in teaching juniors of all ages. He has been involved in the game of golf since the day he was born. His dad was a college coach in his younger days and he grew up on the course, winning Junior Player of the Year on the Adams Golf Tour, All State Honors in high school and playing college golf in the midwest at Spring Arbor University. He joined our staff in 2020 as a weekend instructor and quickly realized his gift for relating to and matching the energy of our juniors. He changed careers in December of 2020 to join our staff full time and has never looked back. Coach Connor places a strong emphasis on growing the game by prioritizing working hard, having fun and reinforcing positive behavior in his lessons. He is U.S. Kids Golf certified and is working hard on completing his PGA membership.
Orlando Rodriguez has been the Grand Slam Golf Academy’s Assistant Professional since 2019. During that time he has developed his skills in coaching junior golfers and learning the fundamentals of teaching by assisting in all academy programs and private lessons. He enjoys sharing his passion for the game particularly in teaching underserved communities in our YMCA and Police Athletic League Programs. Orlando is a U.S. Kids Golf Level 1 Certified Coach and is beginning his journey through the PGA Associate Program. Prior to his golf career, he served as a Connecticut State Police Officer for 22 years.
Dr. Bob Jones IV
Dr. Bob Jones IV is a clinical sport psychologist who practices at the Behavioral Institute of Atlanta and is affiliated with the Grand Slam Golf Academy. Dr. Jones is a licensed psychologist in the State of Georgia. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Borromeo College of Ohio, a Master of Divinity from Saint Meinrad School of Theology, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis. In practice for more than twenty years, Dr. Jones has worked with athletes from all sports, ages and competitive levels. The grandson of golfing legend Bobby Jones, Dr. Jones has learned techniques from his grandfather that will help any golfer achieve their potential.
404-256-9325, ext. 731
Dr. Ross Brakeville, PT, DPT, STC, TPI-MP
Director of Physical Development
Dr. Ross Brakeville is owner of Georgia Sports Medicine Specialists and team member of the Grand Slam Golf Academy at Bobby Jones Golf Course. Dr. Brakeville received his undergraduate degrees in Science and Physical Therapy from Maryville University, St. Louis, going on to earn his Doctor of Physical Therapy and Sports Certification from University of St. Augustine.
Dr. Brakeville has authored 2 books on golf, past host of weekly segment on “The Golf Show” and presenter for several PGA sections and Georgia PGA on golf mechanics and teaching strategies. He is an adjunct Instructor for Kennesaw State University’s NP program, developed an educational program titled: “A Fluid Motion” – Biomechanics and Pathomechanics of Rotational Athletics, is founder of the “PJGA”, a non-profit golf organization paring kids with their parents and is current Chairman for American Academy of Sports Physical Therapy’s Golf SIG.