Meet the Professional Staff
Kevin Swan, PGA Certified Professional
Kevin Swan joined us as the Head Golf Professional in 2015. Prior to arriving at TPC Prestancia, Kevin held positions as the Head Professional at The Oaks Club(FL), first assistant at the Onwentsia Club(IL), and first assistant at the John’s Island Club(FL). He holds two Bachelor’s Degrees, one in Marketing and one in Business Administration, from one of the top Professional Golf Management schools in the country — Methodist College in North Carolina. Kevin is a PGA Certified Professional, one of about 65 in the country with all six certifications, and a TPI Golf Fitness Instructor. Kevin resides in Venice with his wife, Julianne, and their two children Samantha and Benjamin.
Chris Ayles, PGA Life Member
Chris Ayles has been our Director of Instruction since 2006. Prior to his arrival at TPC Prestancia, Chris had a long and prestigious career. Becoming a PGA Professional in 1975, his career took off as an assistant at Orchard Golf & CC(MI) and Longboat Key Club(FL), followed by Head Professional positions at Harbour Isles(FL) and Winding Harlow(OH). Other notable stops along Chris’ career included Plant City Golf Club(FL), Ben Sutton Golf School(FL) and Terra Ceia Bay Golf & CC(FL). Chris was also a course owner and is well versed in club operations. In 2010, Chris was named “Teacher of the Year” by the Southwest Chapter of the North Florida, PGA. Chris has been married 38 years to his lovely wife, Vicki, and they reside in Sarasota.