Golf Staff


The Country Club of Roswell’s Golf Professional team is led by Tim M. Farrell, originally from Rochester, New York and a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. He has administered our golf program since 1989. He also served as President of the Georgia Professional Golfers Association in 2000 and 2001 and in 2001 received the Association’s highest honor when he was named Golf Professional of the Year. Tim currently serves as a trustee on the Georgia State Golf Foundation and the Georgia Golf Environmental Foundation. He has also been a member of the Allied Golf Association Board of Directors since its inception in 2001.



Jackie Cannizzo is originally from Syracuse, New York and holds a degree in Communications from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington where she attended on a golf scholarship. She joined our staff in 1996. An accomplished player and teacher,  she played golf professionally on the both the Futures Tour and the European Women's Tour. She is the first PGA Professional to compete in the USGA Women's Open. 

Jackie is a Master Teacher for US Kids golf and is listed as one of the top ten golf instructors in the State of Georgia by Golf Digest Magazine. She has built our Junior Golf Program into what has become the model for many other private Country Clubs in the Metro Atlanta area. Most recently, she started a women's golf program called Dare to Golf, which helps women use golf to advance their careers as well as play the game for recreation.  

She is a Past President of the Georgia Junior Golf Foundation and also served on the Susan G. Komen Board of Directors. She is the President and Founder of the Esther Cannizzo Junior Golf Foundation. 

Jackie was recognized by her peers when she was named as the Assistant Professional of the Year and Junior Golf Leader by the North Chapter of the Georgia PGA. She was also named the Georgia Section PGA’s Junior Golf Leader in 2004 and in 2014 was given the PGA President's award for her community service.


Luciana Bemvenuti was born and raised in Porto Alegre, Brazil. She attended the University of Georgia on a golf scholarship before playing professionally on the Ladies Professional Golf Association’s Tour for fifteen years prior to joining our staff in 2006. She is currently enrolled in the LPGA’s Teaching Division’s certification program.



Carson Womack graduated from Madison County High School in 2015 and is currently at Kennesaw State University.  Carson is enrolled in the level one portion of the PGA of America’s Professional Golf Management Program and is working toward his PGA membership and a career in the Golf Business.  He has previously worked at Reynolds at Lake Oconee, City Club of Marietta and Dick’s Sporting Goods. 


Benjamin Deese is an Atlanta native and has worked at many private clubs in the metro area. He started in the golf business at 17 working for the American Golf Corporation. In 2006 he began working for Cannongate Golf Clubs at Heron Bay Golf Club. In 2010 he was hired as the first Assistant Golf Professional at Smoke Rise Country Club and was promoted to head golf professional in 2013. Benjamin left Smoke Rise in 2017 to pursue a career in Real Estate, but the golf industry is his first love and he had to get back into it !!