Kevan Whitson Head Professional & Director of our Golf Operations Team. Kevan is a P.G.A. Master Professional. He came to Royal County Down Golf Club in 1992 from Edinburgh. Kevan grew up playing his golf in East Lothian, home to some of the world’s oldest links courses. Kevan trained at the Royal Burgess Golf Society in Edinburgh and qualified as one of the youngest P.G.A. Professionals in the history of the P.G.A.
With a growing reputation as a teacher, he had to curtail his playing career, and over the years has coached Internationals and Professionals including European Tour & L.P.G.A. He is consistently ranked in Golf Monthly’s Top 50 coaches in the UK.
Kevan has acted as a consultant to the Golfing Union of Ireland and served as Chairman of the P.G.A. in Ireland. He is much sought after as a speaker and golf consultant.
During his tenure at Royal County Down Golf Club, he has provided valuable input and support to the many leading Championships held at the Club including 3 Senior Opens, the 2007 Walker Cup, the Amateur Championship, the Women’s Amateur Championship, and the 2015 Irish Open.
In 2006 he was awarded the P.G.A. of Europe 5* Professional award, one of only four that year. Past recipients include Bernard Gallacher, Murray Walker, John Jacobs, Severiano Ballesteros, Bernhard Langer, and Bob Torrance.