Meet the Staff
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Bethany Field, Clubhouse Manager
Bethany has been with Carolina Lakes since January of 2007. She feels privileged to have seen the club mature and grow over the years. Bethany has worked in the accounting field for over 17 years. She is currently pursuing her advanced degree in accounting. She is a Charlotte native and currently lives in Union County with her husband and their five children. She enjoys spending time with her family and renovating their log cabin home.
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Todd Burrell, PGA Head Golf Professional
Todd Burrell began his golf career in Toronto, Canada. He became a Class "A" PGA Golf Professional through the PGA of America’s Golf Professional Training Program in 2006. Todd became the Head Golf Professional at Carolina Lakes in the Spring of 2010. He was the Head Golf Professional & General Manager at Regent Park Golf Club in Fort Mill, SC before coming to Carolina Lakes. Prior to that, Todd was a 4-year letterman as a member of the Men's NCAA Golf Team at Queen's College in central Charlotte where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration with a Marketing Concentration and a Minor in Psychology. Todd also serves as a co-host on a local golf & sports talk radio show from time-to-time in the Uptown Charlotte Area. Todd has been teaching golf for over a decade now yet maintains a simple teaching style. He emphasizes ball striking, the short game, and a strong mental approach while working with the student's natural abilities.
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Doug Howard, First Assistant Golf Professional
Doug is originally from Connecticut but has been in Charlotte for 11 years now. He played both golf and hockey at Elmira college in New York. Doug has been teaching golf for 12 years now to people of all ability levels. He stresses the importance of the fundamentals including grip, alignment and other keys at address. Besides teaching golf and working in the business Doug likes to watch other sports and also enjoys Photography.
John Thompson, PGA Class “A” Director of Instruction
John is from Chapel Hill, NC. He became Director of Instruction at Carolina Lakes in August of 2010 after teaching golf at Regent Park Golf Club. Prior to Regent Park, John taught and worked as a Golf Professional at Butler National Golf Club and Conway Farms Golf Club in Illinois, at Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, FL and at Old Chatham Golf Club in Durham, NC. John graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Turfgrass Management and Business. In addition, John went through the PGA Golf Professional Training Program and earned his Class "A" teaching status. He has competed on the Nationwide Tour level and has already gained recognition as one of the best Club Professional players in the Carolinas. He enjoys working with people at all ability levels and emphasizes fundamentals and goal setting with his students. He makes the learning process simple and enjoyable by taking things one step at a time.
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Erich Thumm, Kitchen Manager