Professional Golf Staff

The professional golf staff at Cabarrus Country Club are here to support members.

PGA Head Golf Professional
Ken Guilford
Ken Guilford, PGA Head Golf Professional - Ken was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He graduated from The University of Charleston in 1995 with a degree in Business Administration. Ken has 15 years of experience as a Head Golf Professional at private facilities and playing resume includes playing in the National Club Pro Championship, Nationwide Tour events as well as a member of the Tar Heel Cup Matches. Ken has won 18 tournaments as a professional over the years with his low competitive score being 62. Ken's passion is making every member and guest experience special when at Cabarrus Country Club. Ken’s teaching experience includes working with PGA Tour/European Tour/ Tour/South American Tour/Challenge Tour and Canadian Tour professionals. Over the years Ken has helped many Junior’s develop into College golfers. Ken is married to wife Tracy, they have two sons Justin and Wesley.
PGA Assistant Golf Professional
Jay Hill
Jay is from Salisbury, NC where he currently resides with his wife, Kim and stepson Ben. He attended Campbell University and NC State. Jay obtained his PGA Membership status in January of 1996 and has nearly 20 years of Head Golf Professional experience. Jay's resume includes Crooked Creek GC (Fuquay-Varina, NC), Walnut Creek CC (Goldsboro, NC), Corbin Hills GC (Salisbury, NC), Balsam Mountain Preserve (Sylva, NC), and Carolina Golf Academy (Greensboro, NC). Jay enjoys teaching players of all ages and is proud to say that he has been working with the 2015 NC State 3A HS Golf Champion and 2015 NC Junior Player of the Year for the past 5 years. Jay's personal interests include spending time with his family and friends, grilling out, golf, fishing, playing guitar and playing with his dogs, Lexi and Frank.
PGA Director of Instruction and Junior Golf Leader
Deac Dawson
Deac teaches camps, clinics, individual lessons, golf stretching programs and custom club fitting. Deac has three tournament wins under his belt and shares his golf knowledge as a Golf Fitness Advisor as well as leading the PGA Juniors at Cabarrus Country Club. After graduating from South Mecklenburg HS in Pineville, NC, Deac attended Gardner Webb College where he was on their golf team. He continued his education and obtained a BA in Business Administration from UNC Charlotte. Deac is a PGA Teaching Professional with 25 years' experience. His resume includes Head Men's Golf Coach at UNC Charlotte, Head Golf Professional at Carolina Golf Club, Associate Head Coach Boy's Golf at Porter Ridge HS and Head Basketball Coach for the AAU Warriors.
PGA Assistant Professional
Jessica Vance
Jess joined our team in April of 2016. She started golfing when she was about 6 years old and has loved the game ever since! She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing in 2009 but decided to move to Charlotte 4 years ago and pursue a golf career; first at Rocky River Golf Club, then at Carolina Golf Club. Last year she began Level 1 of the PGA Program and is very excited to be a part of theh Cabarrus CC team. Jess loves to teach and grow this great game and especially likes to work with children and ladies.
PGA Assistant Professional
Kelly Cobb
Kelly is from Colorado Springs, CO and graduated from Mississippi State University in 2014. Kelly has had some wonderful opportunities to gain experience in the golf industry by working at Fox Chapel Golf Club in Pittsburgh, Trump National in Charlotte, and La Gorce Country Club in Miami. Kelly is passionate about teaching the game of golf to people of all ages and abilities as well as running member events!