• Our Team


    Tim King - PGA / MBA - Founder and Director of Golf

    Director of Recruiting / Associate Director of Player Development

    PGA of America Member / Member of the Golf Coaches Association of America and the

    Women's Golf Coaches Association / PGA American Development Model Certified /

    PGA Modern Day Coach Certified

    Fore Junior Golf Inc., Gamechanger Peformance Coaching, and EleV8 Golf Academy is led by Tim King who has been involved in the golf industry for over 25 years and promoting junior golf for the last 30 where he started by hosting the Shoals Junior Shootout at the Oaks Golf Club in 1993. Tim is the former Men and Women's Head Golf Coach at Martin Methodist College in Pulaski Tennessee and in just 3 seasons created tremendous success and growth of the golf programs recording the highest finish in program history at the Men's Southern States Athletic Conference Championships by finishing Runner Up. Tim was hired July 11, 2022, by Talladega College as the Director of Golf / Head Golf Coach to create and build both Men's and Women's Golf Teams for the college. In the process of strategically creating, within the policies of Talladega College, the Southern States Athletic Conference, and the NAIA and transition into NCAA Division II and the SIAC Conference with a strong focus on the student athlete first while building a competitive and sustainable program that the college, community, and conference will be proud of. He is responsible for all aspects of both programs and hopes to have both programs fully operational by Fall of 2023. Tim incorporated Fore Junior Golf in 1994 in Madison County Alabama and formed the North Alabama Junior Golf Association (NAJGA). The association serviced over 1000 junior golfers over a 14 year period and conducted junior golf tournaments all across North Alabama at some of the finest country clubs in the state. Tim has been a PGA of America Golf Professional since 1999. He holds a Associated Degree in General Education from Northwest Shoals Community College, a Bachelors Degree in Accounting from Athens State University and an MBA in Sports Management and Leadership from Northcentral University. Tim's other junior golf experience includes the First Tee of Northwest Florida where he served as the Tournament Director for the Greater Pensacola Junior Golf Association and was responsible for overseeing the Bubba Watson Divot Derby and the A.Downing Grey Cup events. In the Summer of 2019 Tim served as a coach at the renowned International Junior Golf Academy in Bluffton South Carolina working with kids from across the United States and Internationally as well as Top 100 Teacher Jonathan Yarwood. Tim is a past recipient of the PGA Dixie Section Junior Golf Leader of the Year Award and Favorite Teaching Professional by the readers of the Tennessee Valley Golf News. Tim and his wife Rachel have 2 boy's, a French Bulldog, and a cat. Tim and Rachel live in Alabama where they are taking GAMECHANGER Performance Coaching to junior golfers all-over the Southeast United States.

    PDF below of Season Highlights at MMC for Coach K

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    Rachel King - Co-Founder

    Creative Director

    Videography and Junior Client Branding

    Rachel is the wife of Director of Golf Tim King and joined GAMECHANGER in May of 2019. She is a creative entrepreneur, and the original founder and part owner and operator of Revelationz Studio of Hair Design for the past 17 years. Rachel will be responsible for all branding and junior academy creative design for GAMECHANGER. Rachel will be taking on the creative role for videography and video development for all GAMECHANGER FAMILY Members. A hair and make-up artist by trade Rachel has always had a creative mind, has worked on several movies, and also collaborated with Music Television (MTV). Rachel's creative mind will be a huge asset to the GAMECHANGER brand.  


    Bobby Clayton - Co-Founder 

    Director of Operations and Student-Athlete Mentorship

    Bobby became the Director of Operations and Student-Athlete Mentorship in March of 2023, and also became one of our Co-Founders in May. Since his arrival at GAMECHANGER he has already created many impactful relationships that will not only benefit the company, but junior golfers all over the Southeast. Bobby has over 30 years of experience with the United Parcel Service(UPS), and he served our country in the United States Air Force from 1984-1987 where he earned the rank of Sergeant. During his time at UPS the company provided Bobby with the opportunity to meet people in the surrounding community and provide outstanding customer service. One of the key strengths he learned through extensive customer service was, he learned to be an active listener. Bobby took those skills and identified the needs in the communities he served and has been serving them ever since. Bobby also brings a servant-heart and servant leadership to the GAMECHANGER team. He serves on his community service committee as chairman for social action events including Adopt-A-Mile Clean Up, Salvation Army KettleBell Campaign, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Walk, and the Out of the Darkness Walk with the Central Alabama Division of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Bobby is also an entrepreneur. He owns and operates Janitorial Services and Tailored Consulting out of his hometown Chelsea Alabama. His charitable vision showcases his servant-heart and his servant leadership ability. In the West African country of Ghana, he took it upon himself to find a way to provide these communities with a sustainable drinking water source. Working with the501c3 organization of Omega Charities, “The Lifting as We Climb Foundation'', and Water Charity, he began a campaign to raise funds through charitable donations to provide a community with a borehole that will provide clean drinking water for 10 years. “His experience, servant-heart, people skills, and his leadership ability make him the perfect person to lead our daily operations and serve as the lead of our new Junior Academy and High School Golf Team Development Consulting groups.” “He will also serve as our Director of Student-Athlete Mentorship, Said Tim King-PGA, GAMECHANGER’s Director of Golf and Player Development. “We will begin the process of consulting on and managing a project for investors to renovate a 9-hole course and build a junior golf academy in the city of Talladega Alabama. We will also begin consulting with high schools about proper development for their teams and create detailed plans for success”, “Bobby is the perfect fit to help us continue to grow GAMECHANGER and help us better serve junior golfers all over the Southeast, I couldn’t think of anyone else I would want mentoring our student-athletes” said King.

    Jason Vaughn - PGA-MBA

    Director of High School Development / Associate Director of Player Development

    Jason Vaughn, is also a North Alabama Junior Golf Association Alum and a native of Decatur, Ala. Jason was a four-year letterman on UNA golf teams from 2000-03 and was a two-time All-American selection. Vaughn helped lead the Lions to three NCAA Division II National Tournament appearances and finished as the individual runner-up in the 2002 championships. He earned All-Gulf South Conference honors in 2002 and All-South Region honors in 2003. He earned second-team Amm-American honors in 2002 and a third-team spot in 2003. Vaughn finished in the top twenty in all three of his NCAA Tournament appearances. He tied for 20th as a freshman in 2000, was runner-up in 2002 and finished 19th in 2003. He was chosen as UNA’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year in 2002. Vaughn has earned two degrees from UNA, with a Bachelor’s degree in Fitness Management and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science. He is also a graduate of the PGA of America Management Program. He worked for four years as Assistant Golf Professional at the Robert Trent Jones of the Shoals courses and then two years as Head Golf Professional at RTJ. He is also director of instruction and owner of Vaughn Golf Academy and Co-Founder at VC Golf, Jason teaches at Wohali Golf. He served as UNA’s head golf coach from 2013-2017. In his first season he led the Lions to their first appearance in the Division II National Championship Tournament since 2009 where they finished in the top 10. Jason is the perfect person to help us take GAMECHANGER to a whole new level in the junior golf development space, I have know Jason since he was 13 years old and have watched him develop into an amazing coach. He undertands the game very well and will be a tremendous asset in helping us develop the complete junior golfer, said Director of Golf, King,


    Coach Derrick Gargis

    Recruiting Consultant

    Associate Director of Player Development


    Coach Derrick Gargis joined Motiv8 as a partner in August of 2019 and will serve as Director of Player Development as well as take on the role of a Recruiting Consultant. Derrick son Sam is a MotiV8 FAMILY Member and plays golf at North Georgia. After his experience using MotiV8 in Sam's recruitment, Coach Gargis wanted to be a part of our core business. MotiV8 founder Tim King explained, "What a great fit for us. Coach Gargis experience in high school golf speaks for itself. I am excited about growing the business with him. I have known him and his family since we were kids and it just made sense for the business." Derrick is a 5 Time State High School Championship Coach, a 2 Time AHSAA State Coach of the Year, and was selected as the 2016-17 National Federation of High Schools Southeastern U.S. Coach of The Year. Derrick is married, has 1 son and lives in his hometown of Muscle Shoals Alabama.


    Tim King - PGA / FLOWCode Golf Master Coach Certified

    Director of Mental Performance / Associate Director of Player Development



    Director of Recruitment Sales for Southern Tennessee, West Georgia, and East Mississippi


    Joel Swan - College Path Program Director

    Joel is a graduate of Jackson State University and comes to GAME-CHANGER from Loiusiana State University (LSU) where he serves as the AD of Graduate Recruitment for the E.J. Ourso College of Business (Flores MBA Program). Joel has dedicated his life to ensuring that students, across the broad spectrum of learning, receive the best for securing educational opportunities. He is very passionate about academic success! His direct repsonsibility has always been to recruit and connect the minds of potential student prospects to a viable educational atmosphere. Joel is connected, resourceful, and knowledgeable for students who desire to want more for themselves, and their community. Joel will be a tremendous asset to our GAME-CHANGER FAMILY


    Brandon Conley

    Director of Education and ACT Preparation

    Brandon holds a master's degree in education from the University of North Alabama and has over five years of professional tutoring experience. Brandon is passionate about helping students improve their ACT scores, earn scholarships, and achieve their dreams! Score Plus offers ACT Test Preparation and Tutoring Services for high school students. Contact Brandon at 256-740-9536 for a free consultation and mention MotiV8 to get a discount on your test Prep.

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    NAJGA / MotiV8 / EleV8 Alumni

    Our Alum have gone on to be very successful in Medicine, Real Estate, Finance, Banking, Entrepreneurship, the Ministry, the Golf Industry, Sales & Sales Management, Veterinary Medicine, as well as many other career fields. Not everyone played collegiate golf but we are just as proud of their success as we are the ones on this list. Golf teaches so many life lessons and we hold true to these values: Faith and Family, Attitude, Servant Leadership, Togetherness = FAST GOLF


    Alumni that went on to play College golf!

    Lee Fowler - Shoals Community College

    Stewart Whitt - U of Alabama

    John Garrett Mayfield - University of Alabama at Birmingham / Adams Tour

    Addam Moody - Shoals Community College / U of North Alabama

    Jason Vaughn - U of North Alabama - All-American / UNA Athletic Hall of Fame 2014

    Justin Regan - Mississippi State / U of North Alabama - All American / UNA Athletic Hall of Fame 2019

    Chase Bullington - U of North Alabama

    Jonathan Henderson - U of North Alabama

    Conner Godsey - Wallace State CC / U of North Alabama - Korn Ferry Tour - All-American

    Ronan Flannery - U of North Alabama

    Jonathan Spann - U of North Alabama

    Bryant West - U of North Alabama

    Sam Sikes - U of Richmond

    Richard "Gator" Todd - U of Alabama / Assistant Golf Coach Vanderbilt University

    Andrew Medley - Auburn University - Hooters Tour / Tour Caddy

    Ben Wood - Miss. State

    Chris Fowler - Huntington College

    David Zickler - Auburn University

    Patton Kizzire - Auburn University 2007 SEC Individual Champion - PGA Tour

    Geoff Harriman - Ball State University

    John McAlpin - U of North Alabama

    Daniel Creel - U of Alabama / U of North Alabama - All-American / UNA Athletic Hall of Fame 2021

    Chris Atchley - Wallace State / U of North Alabama

    Bradley Hamner - U of North Alabama

    Wes Smith - U of North Alabama - All-American

    Jay Harris - Troy University

    Graham Byron - U of North Alabama

    Eric Smith - U of North Alabama

    Janie Jackson - U of Arizona / U of Alabama

    Megan Rice - South Alabama

    Andy McAlpin - U of North Alabama

    Andrew Villarreal - Samford University

    Kelly Villarreal - Samford University

    Brooklyn Terry - Harding University

    Jade Sanders - Alabama State University

    Cameron Bonner - University of West Florida - 2021 2nd Team All Gulf South Conference 

    Matthew Smith - Wallace State Community College / UT Chattanooga

    Riley Thrasher - Jefferson State Community College

    Conlan McKernan - Martin Methodist College / U of West Florida


    NEXTGEN additions: Bold Names Attending College

    Brooklyn Terry - Muscle Shoals High School Class of 2014

    College: Harding University

    Jade Sanders – Booker T. Washington High School Class of 2016

    College - Alabama State University

    Cameron Bonner – West Florida High School Class of 2018

    College: University of West Florida

    Conlan McKernan – Pensacola Catholic High Class of 2018

    College: Martin Methodist / University of West Florida

    Matthew Smith - Clements High School Class of 2018

    College: Wallace State Community College and

    The University of Tennessee @ Chattanooga

    Riley Thrasher - Hartselle High School Class of 2018

    College: Jefferson State Community College

    Thomas Regan - Muscle Shoals High School Class of 2019


    College: University of North Alabama

    Riya Key - Muscle Shoals High School Class of 2021


    College: Freed-Hardeman University

    Sam Gargis - Muscle Shoals High School Class of 2020


    College: North Georgia University

    Zach Ashley - Brooks High School Class of 2021


    College - Valdosta State University

    Brooks Malone - Arab High School Class of 2020


    College: Calhoun Community College

    Reagan Malone - Arab High School Class of 2021


    College - Freed-Hardeman University

    Eric Collins - Muscle Shoals High School Class of 2020


    College: Calhoun Community College

    Andrew Cardosi - Tullahoma High School Class of 2021


    College - Martin Methodist College

    Amalio Vega - Bayamon Puerto Rico - Colegio Santa Rosa Superior

    Martin Methodist College transfer to Blue Mountain College

    Colin Young - Muscle Shoals High School Class of 2022


    College: Enlisted in the United States Navy

    Morgan Messer - Muscle Shoals High School Class of 2022


    College: Blue Mountain Christian College


    Class of 2027

    Annalee Regan - Muscle Shoals High School Class of 2027


    GAME-CHANGER Performance Coaching

    Kannon Bright - Marion High School, Marion Illinois - Class of 2021

    Jack Lawson - Haleyville High School, Haleyville Alabama - Class of 2022 - U of Montavallo

    Zach Ashley - Brooks High School. Killen Alabama - Class of 2021 - Valdosta State U

    Colton Ford - College: Florida College - Class of 2024