Golf Professional Staff

Tim Baker, Director of Golf, PGA
Tim is the current Vice President for the West Central Chapter of the North Florida PGA and Cheval’s very own Director of Golf. He has deep roots here in Tampa and has worked at Seven Springs, Southern Hills and Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club.

Jeff Leonard, Director of Golf Instruction, PGA
Jeff has been involved in the Tampa Bay golf community for over 30 years.  After winning two NCAA Division II national titles at the University of Tampa, Jeff went on to play golf professionally for nearly a decade.  His time as a touring professional included 26 PGA Tour events, a season on the Asian Tour, and wins in the Massachusetts Open and Jamaica Open.  More recently, Jeff has been the teaching professional at Fox Hollow Golf Club and was the director of The First Tee of Tampa Bay program for 13 years.

Nellie Canham Cheval Golf and Athletic Club

Nellie Canham, Golf Professional, LPGA
Nellie began her love affair with golf in 2004 working as a starter at Green Valley CC in Clermont, FL. After winning the Open Championship at Green Valley CC in 2006, she knew that she wanted to become a golf professional so she enrolled in the LPGA Certification Program. In 2012, she completed the Certification Program and became an LPGA Professional. Throughout her career, she has taught the love of the game to young, first-time golfers, all the way up to those playing on the amateur tour.

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