Meet the Staff
Frank Perilli, PGA Golf Professional
Prior to joining Myakka Pines as the Head Golf Professional in November, 1988, Frank graduated from the State University of New York (SUNY) where he was the captain of their collegiate golf team.Frank’s passion for golf began at the age of 12 when he caddied in his hometown of Elmsford, New York at Knollwood Country Club. After college he started his professional career at Round Hill Club in Greenwich, Connecticut. In 1978 Frank relocated to the east coast of Florida, where he served as an Assistant Professional at the Country Club of Coral Springs. Moving his chosen profession forward, five years later Frank received the designation of becoming a PGA Class-A Professional and a mere twenty-five years later was inducted, with Honors, into the PGA’s Quarter Century Club.
In addition to teaching, promoting and growing the game of golf, Frank contributes to PGA Magazine’s “Making the Game Fun” feature. During the summer you can catch him cheering for the 27-time World Series Champions that play in the AL East. Please pardon any playing of New York, New York to the tune of Frank Sinatra in Frank’s office.
2013 marked Frank’s twenty-fifth year as Head Golf Professional at Myakka Pines Golf Club.
TK Matthews – PGA General Manager
TK Matthews was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. After high school, he attended the Air Force Academy where he played on the Division 1 basketball team and had hopes of becoming a pilot.
His introduction to the golf business was at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. He then moved to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts where he started his PGA apprenticeship. Over the course of two years he traveled between Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard MA and The Vineyards in Naples FL to complete his PGA apprenticeship.
His first Head Professional position was at Country Creek in Estero where he spent one year as a head professional prior to receiving his PGA status. He was then named the Head Golf Professional at Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Florida where he spent three years before he transitioned to Bear’s Paw in Naples and spent the following eight years as their Head Golf Professional. Following Bear’s Paw, TK spent three years as Head Professional at Grey Oaks, seven years as the Director of Golf at Countryside Golf & Country Club and recently 3 ½ years as the Director of Golf at Heritage Bay.
TK has been a PGA member since 1991. He was twice awarded the Southwest Chapter PGA Horton Smith award for his work in education. He is married to Jane who is a chef. His son Michael is a senior at Florida Gulf Coast University.