Meet Our Golf Experts

Gilles Gagnon, Senior Golf Sales Director

Gilles is the face of Casa de Campo golf, having devoted his energy to the resort since arriving in 1981. As Senior Golf Sales Director, Gagnon oversees the entire golf operation, including all... Read More 90 holes—at Teeth of the Dog, The Links, Dye Fore, and La Romana Country Club (private) —as well as the golf shops and tournaments. He also helps promote the resort, traveling around the world and maintaining a yearlong schedule of events. A native of Montreal, Canada, Gilles’ first sporting love was hockey, and he played center for the Laval Saints of the Montreal Metropolitan Junior Hockey League prior to playing at Michigan State University as well as playing one year of professional hockey, suiting up for the International Hockey League’s Port Huron Wings. It was at MSU where took up the game of golf, a sport he continued to work on ever since. Gagnon has played with numerous celebrities from the worlds of sport, politics, and entertainment. Among his favorite memories is playing with Presidents Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush, as well as Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, all within a one-month span.

Robert Birtel, Director of Golf

Robert brings more than 10 years of professional experience to Casa de Campo Resort & Villas. Most recently, he was the PGA Director of Golf and Assistant General Manager at English Turn Golf &... Read More County Club in New Orleans, where he managed club operations as well as introduced and implemented player development programs, including ladies and junior programs as well as youth summer camps. He also served as the PGA Head Golf Professional for eight years at TPC Dorado Beach in Dorado, Puerto Rico. As Casa de Campo’s Director of Golf, Robert oversees all golf operations, activities, tournaments and services, as well as the coordination of junior golf development and instruction programs.

Kelly Sheehan, Director of Golf Sales

Kelly serves as the Director of Golf Sales at Casa de Campo Resort & Villas, where she utilizes her strong passion for the game to positively impact the resort’s golf program by managing group... Read More golf sales for the US and Canada. Kelly brings more than 14 years of PGA and LPGA professional experience to Casa de Campo. Most recently, she was the National PGA Relationship Manager of the PGA Ambassador Program, where she oversaw all program operations as well as identified, vetted and recruited the most elite of the PGA professionals. She was also responsible for facilitating all conference series as well as providing maximum marketing opportunities for the program in order to drive their business. In addition, Sheehan was the first female head golf professional in the history of Marriott/Ritz-Carlton Golf.

Brad Worthington, Director of Golf Sales

Brad came to Casa de Campo Resort & Villas with 32 years of experience in the golf industry. Named the 2016 MET PGA Professional of the Year, Brad has travelled the world with members and clients... Read More playing many of the world’s best golf courses before being drawn to Casa de Campo. Prior to joining the team, he served a four-year appointment as Assistant Professional at Winged Foot, where he helped open Atlantic Golf Club before moving to Brooklawn Country Club, where he directed their golf operation for 21 years. Most recently he helped open Trump Golf Links in New York City, as their Director of Golf. For nine years Brad ran the Corporate Golf Outing for the GE Board of Directors for then CEO Jack Welch, ran outings for Morgan Stanley and the Red Cross, among many others. He brings this expertise to each and every golf trip, working closely with the resort’s Director of Golf, Robert Birtel, to make every guest experience exceptional.

Monica Diaz , Director of Golf Sales Europe

Monica has a long and storied career in the hotel industry, during which she has been recognized for the commercialization of various prestigious golf courses across Europe and the Caribbean. She... Read More has a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism from the University of Deusto, and a Master’s Degree in International Marketing and Tourism Revenue Management from the Bilbao Chamber of Commerce. She is fluent in four languages: Spanish, English, French, and German.

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