Meet the Professional Staff
Kevin Swan, PGA Certified Professional
Head Golf 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 in Sarasota, FL, the first assistant at the Onwentsia Club on the north side of Chicago and the first assistant at the John’s Island Club in Vero Beach, FL. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Methodist College in North Carolina, which is one of the top Professional Golf Management schools in the country. Kevin is a PGA Certified Professional, one of about 65 in the country with all six certifications, and a TPI Golf Fitness Instructor. Kevin currently resides in Venice with his wife, Julianne and their two wonderful children Samantha and Benjamin.
Chris Ayles, PGA Life Member
Director of Instruction
Chris Ayles has been our Director of Instruction since 2006. Prior to his arrival at TPC Prestancia, Chris had a very 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), 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 well versed in club operations. He has been 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 currently reside in Sarasota.