Meet Our Staff

Dave Donachie - PGA Professional / General Manager

University of Nebraska graduate with a BS in Business - Marketing Major, 30 year member of the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, 1992 Golf Professional & Merchandiser of the Year in the Sun Country Section of the PGA. Past President of the Sun Country Section PGA, served on several National Committees for the PGA of America. Professional experiences include El Paso Country Club, El Paso, TX; Picacho Hills Country Club, Las Cruces, NM; The Champions Club, Omaha, NE; La Paloma Golf Club & Tascosa Golf Club, Amarillo, TX. At Champions as Director of Golf, helped the first new private club in Omaha in 50 years establish itself as one of the top three Country Clubs in the market, hosted numerous events including Cox - Omaha Classic on the PGA Nationwide TOUR. At La Paloma managed a young golf club towards success and the 2010 merger with Tascosa Country Club creating the 36 hole private Tascosa Golf Club. Currently, over-seeing operations at the Club; Golf Course and Clubhouse up grades & renovations.

Member Price Adult: $50/Hour

Junior: $20/Half Hour

Non-Member Price Adult: $75/Hour

Non-Member Junior: $30/Half Hour


Alan CoePGA Professional / Director of Golf

I began my career as an assistant golf professional in 1981 at Bentwood Country Club in San Angelo Texas. Since that time I have been the head professional at McCamey Country Club, Canyon Country Club, Bentwood Country Club and for the past 19 years at Tascosa Golf Club in Amarillo, Texas. I have been member of the PGA of America for the past 24 years. In that time frame I have served on the West Texas Chapter PGA Board of Directors for a total of 6 years and have been awarded the PGA Professional of the year, Merchandiser of the year (private club) and the Bill Strausbaugh award in the West Texas Chapter. My lovely wife Kim and I have been married for 28 years and we have two great kids Seth and Sara. My goal as a PGA Professional is to be the best I can possibly be and to make all my members of Tascosa Golf Club feel respected and welcome at all times.

2013 Teacher of the Year - West Texas Chapter of the Northern Texas PGA

 Member Price Adult: $50/ Hour

Junior: $20/Half Hour

Non-Member Price Adult: $75/Hour

Non-Member Junior: $30/Half Hour


Perry Kauppinen - Assistant Golf Professional

Grew up in Quincy, Ohio played varsity golf all 4 years qualifying for State all 4 years. Received a college scholarship to Urbana University. Decided to take a different path in college and transferred to Golf Academy of American to become a golf instructor. He has certification from the GAA in teaching and in club repair. I graduated in 2008 and moved out to Amarillo. He has been a part of Tascosa Golf Club family for 8 years. Loves every aspect of his job especially working with golfers, from beginners to college players. He loves working with all of the members at the club especially the Ladies Golf Association which he helps out with every Tuesday during the season.  

Member Price Adult: $45/Hour

Junior: $20/Half Hour

Non-Member Price Adult: $70/Hour

Non-Member Junior: $30/Half Hour


Lowry Baggett - Assistant Manager Golf Operations

A Pampa, Texas native, Lowry started at La Paloma Golf Club in 2006 as a outside service staff member; has worked in all phases of the golf shop / service areas of the now Tascosa Golf Club.  He oversees the outside service / golf car staff, conducts tournament operations and manages the Men's Golf Association Events.


Cody Blair - Food & Beverage Director

Cody Blair has joined our Tascosa Golf Club team as our new Food & Beverage Director.  Cody has 15 years of food & beverage experience including beverage director at the Horseshoe Bay Resort for 8 years, regional manager of 7 restaurants in Austin & San Antonio, and most recently food & beverage director at the Holiday Inn West.  He is most passionate about wine, sports & music.  He was recently engaged to his girlfriend of 4 years.  Cody was a Tascosa High School grad before attending school in Stillwater Oklahoma and very excited to be the newest member of the team.


Derek Whitney - CFO

La Paloma Golf Shop 342-3051   Tascosa Golf Shop 374-2351

Bart Howard- Golf Course Superintendent

Bart is originally from Great Bend, Kansas and graduated from Kansas State
University with a Bachelor of Science in Golf Course Management.  He began
his career as the assistant superintendent at the Arroyo Course at Red Rock
Country Club in Las Vegas and moved up to be golf course superintendent there for
about 4 years.  Bart then accepted a job with Walters Golf Group in Las Vegas and
was golf course superintendent at Royal Links Golf Club for 4 years and Bali Hai
Golf Club for 2 years.  Bart moved to Amarillo, and Tascosa Golf Club, in
search of a new challenge and better place to raise his family (Brooke,
Hadley, Jax, and Cohen).  He enjoys spending his time spending time with family,
playing golf, hunting, and of course rooting for the Wildcats and Chiefs.