Head Golf Professional
Ben was born and raised in Newhall, England which is located in the midlands area of England. Growing up, Ben played football (soccer) and golf every spare minute he had, when he was not in school. Ben made the move to the United States in 2002, to attend Martin Methodist College in Tennessee, where he was on a soccer and golf scholarship. Ben played for four years on both teams and graduated with a degree in Sports Management.
Ben went on to move to Ocean City, Maryland to work for a soccer coaching company. It is here where he became more involved in golf. Ben accepted a position at Glen Riddle Golf Club as 1st assistant, where he stayed for seven years and went on to obtain his Class A Membership in the PGA.
In 2015, Ben moved to Naples with his wife, Olya and son, Ivan and began working at Cedar Hammock Country Club as their 1st Assistant. In 2016, Ben was hired as Assistant Golf Professional at Island Country Club, and has since been promoted to Head Golf Professional. On July 4, 2017, the Tilley family welcomed a new addition, Stella ---- a birthday they will never forget!
Ben is excited to be serving the club in his new role as Head Golf Professional and is looking forward to the upcoming season. He feels itís a great time to be a member here at Island Country Club with the new course and all the fun to be had.