PGA Head Professional Dean Tonneslan comes to us from California where he was the Head Professional at the Antelope Valley Country Club. Prior to that, Dean was the first assistant at TPC Stonebrae and assistant professional at La Jolla Country Club. Dean is also an accomplished golfer in his own right as a professional and collegiate golfer at Cal State Northridge.
Director of Instruction
Kevin Britt, PGA Director of Instruction, started working at Carolina Country Club in February 2021. With more than 30 years of experience as a golf instructor, Kevin brings a high level of professional instruction to our club. Kevin is a Top 50 Operation 36 Master Coach and was named a GRAA Top 100 Growth of the Game Instructor in 2022. Kevin was named by Golf Digest as Best in State 2021-2022 and in 2019-2020. He has worked with all levels of skills and abilities and is well known for his work with PGA and LPGA players, many elite juniors and collegiate golfers. Kevin was a long time junior coach of world number one Dustin Johnson. He was the 2021 Carolinas PGA Player Development Award Winner and the 2016 Carolinas PGA Youth Player Development Award Winner, he has instructed numerous high school state champions and has helped more than 100 students earn college scholarships. Kevin also serves on the CPGA Mountains Chapter as the Education Chair.
Other certifications/recognitions Kevin holds include: Certified AimPoint Express Instructor, TrackMan Certified, Operation 36 Top 50 Coach, BodiTrak Certified, US Kids Certified Instructor, Golf Fitness X Certified and PCA Certified.
Kevin (or “KB” as he is better known) is available for private instruction as well as junior and adult group programs. Golf instruction is open to both members and non-members and is always available inside during inclement weather.
KB and his family live on Lake Blalock north of Spartanburg. Kevin and his wife Leslie have been married for 24 years and have two children. Leslie is a Medical Practice Performance Consultant and a Ramsey Solutions Master Financial Coach. Their son Casey is working at the Cliffs Clubs at Keowee Springs. Their daughter Isabella was the 2019 Class 3-A Player of the Year and plays golf for the College of Charleston. When KB is not coaching, he enjoys traveling, hiking, and fishing.