Learn the Game

Our team of PGA Professionals are available and eager to assist you in improving your golf game with a customized and comprehensive offering of lessons and clinics.

MEET THE PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Neil Jones, Director of Golf
Class A PGA Professional, 2001

Neil is a golf professional with over 32 years of experience in the golf and private club industry, including 15 years with the PGA TOUR’s TPC Network both at TPC Myrtle Beach and TPC River Bend. Prior to his arrival at TPC Prestancia he served as the Director of Golf at The Dominion Club, and previously as Head Golf Professional at The Cliffs at Glassy. Neil is known for his attentiveness to Members and Guests, well planned and expertly executed events, and promotion of the Club and the game of golf to players of all skill levels.img

Born and raised in Cardiff, Wales, Neil came to America on a full golf scholarship to the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg. His parents and sisters still reside in Cardiff and he enjoys trips home whenever possible.

When not working, Neil and his wife Jen and their five (yes, 5!) children enjoy spending time together as a family, traveling, and playing, watching or attending live sporting events of all types.

Chris Ayles, PGA Life Member
Director of Instruction

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Chris Ayles has been Director of Instruction since 2006. Chris began his PGA career in 1975 and has worked at many clubs both in Florida and the Midwest including Longboat Key Club (FL), Harbour Isles (FL) and Winding Harlow (OH). 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.