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Shawn McKinnon

With more than thirty years of service in the private Country Club industry as both a Golf Professional and General Manager, Shawn has a wealth of experience. Shawn attended the University of Florida and played on various mini tours before settling in as a Club Professional full time. Shawn has been the Director of Golf at Berkeley Hills Country Club since April of 2001. Shawn can be reached directly in the Golf Shop at 770-448-4661 or at smckinnon@berkeleyhillscc.org.

Dan Merriman

Daniel was raised in Marietta, GA by his parents Tracy and Paul Merriman. His passion and love for golf comes from his days practicing and playing with his Grandfather and Father on the local public golf courses. Daniel attended Reinhardt University and University of West Georgia and played collegiately at both schools. Daniel has a passion for teaching, coaching, and playing golf with all age groups and genders.

Richard Swift

Originally from Sydney, Australia - Richard now resides in Peachtree Corners with wife Elizabeth and daughters Lily(3) and SydneyAnn(1).
After playing amateur golf for Australia ,Richard turned professional in 2002, earning playing privileges on the Australasian PGA tour, Asian tour initially before chasing the Nationwide tour (now Web.com) and mini tours in the USA.
After suffering a shoulder injury, Instruction and teaching have become Richard's passion. Having worked under and with some of the best instructors in both Australia and Here in the US with Kevin Kirk (Reed,Vegas coach) and Scott Hamilton (PGA tour).
Previously a Touring professional member of Berkeley Hills before joining the team in the Golf Shop in March of 2016.
Richard offers golf instruction to all members and their guests, in all demographics, and looks forward to helping you reach or regain your best ever golf. You can reach Swift directly in the Golf Shop at 770-448-4661 or at rswift@berkeleyhillscc.org.

Lauren Petty

Originally from Baldwinsville, New York. With a successful junior golf career winning the New York State High School Sectional and State Championships Lauren decided to play golf in college. After completing her freshman year of college golf for the Hofstra University Pride Lauren decided to transfer and attended college at Saint Leo University where she was a competitive member of the school's division II golf team. Graduating with a degree in Business Management. After Saint Leo, Lauren had the opportunity to go to graduate school and become the graduate assistant for the men's and women's golf teams at the University of West Georgia. With a concentration on coaching the women's team, Lauren helped coach the West Georgia Wolves to become Conference Champions. Graduating West Georgia with a Masters in Business Administration.
Following graduation Lauren found interest in pursuing a career in the golf industry. In May of 2018, Lauren joined the staff of Berkeley Hills CC to continue with a career in golf.