Faculty & Staff
Mr. Kenneth Jones
- PGA Professional
- Director of PGA Golf Management
- General Manager, Keith Hills Golf Club
- Assistant Professor of Business
Kenneth Jones is a PGA Professional with 26 years experience in the golf industry. As the Director of the PGA Golf Management Program at Campbell University, he is responsible for the educational and career development of over 160 students. He has witnessed more than 200 students successfully graduate from the program and secure employment in the golf business. Since the fall of 2009 he has also served as the General Manager of the University-owned golf facility, Keith Hills Golf Club. He and the team of PGA Golf Management faculty and student professionals have grown club revenues, rounds, and memberships in each of the last three years.
Ken graduated from Ferris State University (MI) with a BS in Marketing with a Major in PGA Golf Management and he completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at Campbell University. In addition to the PGA Golf Management classes he instructs, he also teaches Principles of Management and Human Resource Management classes for the Lundy-Fetterman School of Business at Campbell University.
Mr. Ryan Dailey
- PGA Professional
- Assistant Director of PGA Golf Management
- (910) 893-1396
Mr. Ryan Dailey is a native of Saranac Lake, New York. He graduated from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Professional Golf Management with a minor in Marketing. In August of 2009 he received his Master of Business Administration Degree from Campbell. He has been a proud member of the PGA for 6 years. He began his golf instruction career as an apprentice at the Hank Haney Golf Ranch in McKinney, Texas. Upon graduation, Mr. Dailey served as a Teaching Professional with GolfTEC in Dallas, Texas. At GolfTEC he was able to study from PGA Master Professionals Andy Hilts and Steve Atherton. In his teaching career, Mr. Dailey has taught well over 5,000 golf lessons. He is certified by the Titleist Performance Institute as a Level 2 Golf Fitness Instructor. He conducts Golf Fitness screenings and workouts for PGM students, University golf team members, Keith Hills members, and the public. He has attained the highest certification from Titleist as a Level 3 Junior Golf Coach. Most recently, he has started a long term junior development program at Keith Hills Golf Club. He is also an authorized instructor of the Golfing Machine (GSEB). Custom club maker Henry Griffitts has certified Ryan as a club fitter. Ryan’s responsibilities as the Assistant Director include coordinating the student internship program, student recruitment, classroom and on the practice tee instruction, managing and training students to run the on-site Club Repair facility, PGMSA activities, student field trips, graduate placement, student tournaments, and student advisement.
Mr. David Orr
- PGA Professional
- Director of Instruction PGA Golf Management
- (910) 814-5702
Mr. David Orr, a native of Pulaski, New York, is a man who passionately seeks to serve others through the great game of golf. David has conducted over 20,000 golf lessons during his seventeen-year career. Prior to his arrival at Campbell University, he served as the Head Golf Instructor at Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Resort in Southern Pines, North Carolina. David has instructed golfers of all levels, from beginners to those who’ve competed at the highest level on the PGA & LPGA Tours. After competing professionally in events on the T.C. Jordan Tour, Powerbilt Tour and the Ben Hogan Tour, David served as the teaching professional at Cheviot Hills GC and North Ridge CC in Raleigh, NC. Some of the greatest influences on his career include: a “life-study” in “The Golfing Machine” by the late Homer Kelley, research from the ”M.O.R.A.D. Investigation” by Mr. Mac O’Grady and a brief apprenticeship under Master Professional Michael Hebron. David’s responsibilities as Director of Instruction include teaching player and instructor development, private lessons, group lessons, short game clinics, and teaching seminars. Recently, David was asked to present research the Campbell University PGA Golf Management Program has collected through case studies at the Better Golf Through Technology Conference at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He looks forward to establishing the Campbell University’s PGA Golf Management Program as the premier “research and development university” of all the Professional Golfers’ Association of America PGA Golf Management Programs.
Mrs. Teresa Knox
- Administrative Assistant PGA Golf Management
- (910) 814-4746
Mrs. Knox is a native of Harnett County. Attended Central Carolina Community College from 1970 to 1972 received a certificate for Secretarial Science / General Business. Mrs. Knox retired from state government after 30 years of service with the NC Department of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention where she was employed as the Juvenile Court Secretary for Lee, Harnett and Johnston Counties from 1973 to 2000, then appointed Administrative Assistant to the Central Area Administrator serving twenty-one counties until she retired in 2004.
Mrs. Knox will serve as the Administrative Assistant to the PGA Golf Management Program.
Ms. Martha Sutton
- PGA Professional
- Director of Golf, Keith Hills Golf Club
- PGA Golf Management Instructor
- Telephone: (910) 814-5797
- Fax: (910) 893-1998
Mr. Damon Dean
- Superintendent Keith Hills Golf Club
- PGA Golf Management Program Instructor
- Telephone: (910)-893-1372
Mr. Dean is a native of Lillington, NC. He graduated from North Carolina State University with a Turfgrass Management Degree. He started working at Keith Hills Country Club in 1997. Damon oversaw the development, construction, and grow-in of the white golf course in 2004. He was Assistant Superintendant at Carolina Trace Country Club in Sanford, NC and The National Golf Club in Pinehurst, NC. He is currently working on his CGCSA certification. Damon’s duties in addition to being superintendant include teaching the Turfgrass lab for the program.
Mr. Ben Polland
- Graduate Assistant
- PGA Golf Management Program Recruiting Coordinator
Ben Polland, a native of Bloomington, Minnesota, came to Campbell University in 2008 as a freshman in the PGA Golf Management Program. He is currently enrolled in the dual degree BBA/MBA program and will earn both degrees and PGA Membership upon completion of classes in May 2013. As a PGA Golf Management student, Ben has been an active member of the PGA Golf Management Student Association (PGMSA) and is involved in a number of student activities. Ben loves to play golf and is a regular participant in the weekly PGMSA Tournament Series events. In 2010, Ben played in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Chamber’s Bay in University Place, Washington. He has also played in many events conducted in the MET Section of the PGA in Long Island, NY. Ben completed his internships at Cragun’s Legacy Resort courses in Brainerd, MN; Sebonack Golf Club in Southampton, NY; and Deepdale Golf Club in Manhasset, NY. As a current student, Ben has a valuable perspective of student life and looks to continue the PGA Golf Management Program’s successful recruitment of the future leaders of the golf industry.
Mr. Matt Reagan
- PGA Professional
- Head Professional, Keith Hills Golf Club
Matthew Reagan is a recent graduate from Campbell University with a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a focus in Marketing and PGA Golf Management. Matt was originally from Addison, NY and moved here 5 years ago to pursue his goal of becoming a leader in growing and teaching the game of golf. Matt was elected into the PGA of America as a Class A member in May 2012. He currently works at Keith Hills Golf Club as the Head Golf Professional, while attending graduate school at Campbell University for a Master of Business Administration degree. Matt is very passionate about teaching and growing the game of golf. He is an authorized instructor of The Golfing Machine, Titleist Performance Institute Fitness Certified, a Titleist Performance Institute Level 3 Junior Golf Coach, and a certified Network Instructor of Stack & Tilt. Matt currently runs long term junior golf programs at Keith Hills as a director of The Edge Junior Golf Programs. He is also currently growing his personal golf instruction brand as well. You can learn more about Matt's golf instruction at www.mattreagangolf.com.