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.

 

Jimmy Shaw, Assistant Golf Professional

Coming from and a native of Oklahoma City, Jimmy’s family has deep southern ties.  His dad is originally from Sumter, SC and Shaw Air Force Base is named after his grandfather’s first cousin.  His mother graduated from Converse College and father graduated from Presbyterian College.  Jimmy is also a 2003 graduate of Presbyterian College in Clinton.  Jimmy spent 10 years playing professional golf and decided to transition to the golf business side with an Assistant Golf Professional position and Lead Teaching Instructor at Rose Creek Golf Club in Edmond, OK.  His students have ranged from beginners to college players, all the way up to players in their 70’s and 80’s.  He has also helped many juniors advance their games to be able to compete within the college ranks.  Jimmy’s family includes his wife, Afton, and 3 Children; Eveleigh, Ford, and Reaves.