Meet the Staff
Dean Johnson, our Head Golf Professional, has been a PGA Member since 1995. Over his 24 years as a Golf Professional, he developed his skills while working at Westchester Country Club, Saint Andrew’s and Fenway Golf Club.
All three Professionals Dean worked for won the coveted Merchandiser of the Year awards from the Met PGA during his tenure. In 2015, Dean was honored as the Merchandiser of the Year by the Met PGA. Leewood is proud to have Dean as the Head Golf Professional and congratulate him on this wonderful acheivement!
Playing tournament golf especially in the winter months had Dean traveling throughout the country playing various tours and PGA of America events. Though Dean had three titles to his name, being a PGA Head Professional became his desire. Since 2006, Dean has brought great experience to Leewood as an accredited club fitter, certified Flexor sports trainer, seasoned instructor and an experienced merchandiser. Dean brings exceptional instruction to the membership, fashioning his style from Leadbetter, McLean and Pelz while using video analysis. He is dedicated to every member at Leewood and will do everything possible to make our experience the best it can be.
Will Fenn has been a Golf Professional at Leewood since 2000. Will grew up in Wallkill, NY and attended the University of Arizona and New York State University at Delhi. He is involved with every aspect of the golf operation at Leewood and is an excellent teacher for players of all skill levels, as well.
With a low score of 64 and five aces at Leewood, Will has proven he can play the game he enjoys teaching. After the golf season, Will enjoys his off season upstate snowmobiling, fishing and playing golf in warmer climates.
Keith Melnik is in his first year as an Assistant Golf Professional at Leewood Golf Club. Keith earned his Class “A” PGA Membership in February of 2014 and comes to Leewood from Ardsley Country Club where he worked for 6 years. At Ardsley, Keith earned his Certification as a U.S. Kids Golf Instructor and managed the Junior Golf Program. Keith is dedicated to teaching the golf swing and enjoying the process with students of all ages.
Keith attended Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY where he studied accounting and played baseball. After college, he attended the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina where he grew his passion for teaching the game of golf. His teaching education also includes many seminars like the annual Teaching & Coaching Summit at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, FL and most recently, an Educational Forum with Butch Harmon.
Keith’s playing career is highlighted by two NY State Open appearances, two Westchester Open appearances and multiple cuts made in the Met PGA Assistant’s Championship. He has played in the Met PGA Championship the past two years and was medalist in the 2014 qualifier at Burning Tree Country Club with a score of -1(71). On top of major tournaments, Keith enjoys playing in the Met PGA Assistant’s Tour events where his best finish was tied for 3rd at Pine Hollow Country Club with a score of -2(69).