Golf Professional Staff

Marco Mongillo, PGA Head Golf Professional

Marco began playing the game of golf at the age of 13 in his home country of Canada.  Summers were spent in fierce competition with his father and brother, both accomplished golfers in their own right.  After meeting his wife Ginger and moving to the Upstate in 2002, Marco began a career in the golf industry at Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course.  Immersing in the game of golf, he chose to further his career by taking the PGA of America’s Playing Ability Test and starting the Golf Professional Training Program.  While garnering valuable experience at various private clubs in both South Carolina and Georgia, Marco achieved PGA Membership in 2013.  During this time, Marco focused his training in Golf Operations, Tournament Management and Customer Service.  He brings this expertise to our operation in hopes of elevating our Golf Operation to new heights.  Marco and Ginger, have been married for 17 years and have a 10 year old daughter named Mia.  They are leaving the quiet rural area of Eatonton, Georgia to come back to the Upstate and become part of the Spartanburg community.

Norm Russell, Assistant Golf Professional

After a 35+ year career with IBM as an IT Specialist, Norm came to The Carolina Country Club in the summer of 2019. He is an avid golf enthusiast, a USGTF certified golf instructor, and enjoys providing the best of customer service to the Carolina Country Club members and their guests. Norm is a native of Vermont that moved to the Upstate of South Carolina in 2008. Norm has been a First Tee volunteer and certified teacher since 2011, including offering the First Tee program at Carolina Country Club while being a past member of the club. He has also served on the First Tee Upstate Board of Directors. Norm is married with three children and six grandchildren. Outside of golf, he and his wife, Patricia enjoy swimming and boating at their residence on Lake Bowen.