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  • Kenny Hughes, PGA-
    CEO, PGA Professional

    A native of Biloxi, MS, Kenny has been a lifelong golfer.  Following a childhood spent playing golf at Sunkist Country Club, he attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and then University of Southern Mississippi, where he was named Player of the Year. In 1989, Kenny was named by the PGA as apprentice player of the year of the Mississippi Chapter, and he has held membership in the PGA since 1992.

    After stints as assistant professional at Hickory Hills Golf Course in Gautier, Mississippi and Head Golf Professional/Director of Golf at The Broadwater in Biloxi, in 2000, he left to open Shell Landing Golf Club.  Since his arrival, he has taken a new course in a relatively unknown area to one that is consistently recognized by Golf Digest and GolfWeek as one of the best in the state (currently #10 overall by Golf Digest and # 7 You Can Play by GolfWeek).

  • Jerry Covich, PGA-
    Golf Professional

    A native of Biloxi, MS, Jerry has been a lifelong golfer also.  Jerry started in the business in 1973, enrolled in the PGA apprentice program the next year, and became a Class A PGA Member in 1986. He has served as Head Professional at several clubs in Mississippi including St. Andrews, Columbia, Briarwood, Hickory Hills, and Shell Landing. His passion is competing and playing championship golf, and he has won many prestigous events including The Bellande Cup Medalist 1995 and the Gulf States PGA Senior & Super Senior Championships in1999, 2000, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019.
  • Jon-Michael Davidson, PGA Associate-
    Assistant Golf Professional

    A native of Chatom, AL, Jon-Michael took up the game at 15 years old.  He played golf at The University of Mobile from 2013-2018, achieving Academic All-Conference honors his last two years.  Prior to his arrival at Shell Landing in June 2020, he worked at Rock Creek GC and Steelwood CC in Alabama.  He is currently a Level 1 PGA Associate aiming to become a full member within the next two years.  His role at Shell Landing currently includes leading the largest PGA Jr League in the Gulf States Section.
  • Benjamin Bostic, PGA Associate-
    Assistant Golf Professional

    A native of Wingate, NC, Ben was an All-American collegiate soccer player and 15 year banker in Charlotte, North Carolina before moving to Mississippi and taking up the game seriously in 2019.  After joining Shell Landing as a member at that time, he played/practiced long hours daily to reduce his handicap from mid double digits to low single digits over a 1-2 year span and really learn the game.  Since he was at the course every day, he began working part-time in the pro shop in 2020 and began as Assistant Golf Professional in July 2021.  A late comer to golf, he loves golf fashion, playing the game, and helping/watching players get better.