GOLF TEAM

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NATE LAIRD

Director of Golf Operations

Golfing since he was 12, there was no denying Nathan’s love for both the game and the industry. Nathan graduated from the Golf Academy of the Carolinas in 2005. He worked as the Assistant Golf Professional at Riverside Golf course before joining the Beloit Club in 2017 as an assistant golf professional. Nathan achieved his lifetime goal of attaining his PGA status in 2019 and was promoted to Director of Golf Operations in early 2021.

When not busy at the Club, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife Elisabeth and their three dogs. With Nathan’s wife being a Cardinals fan, and Nathan being a Cubs fan, baseball season is certainly lively in their household! As a lover of the sport, you have most likely seen him out on the greens, working on his game and making sure everything is running smoothly on the course.

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TODD ZIMMERMAN

Assistant Golf Professional

Todd comes to us from the education field where he served as a teacher for ten years and a building administrator for fifteen years. During that time, Todd excelled as the Athletic Director at a high school in Rockford, Illinois. Todd earned National Accreditation as a Certified Athletic Administrator in 2017. Todd has lived in the Stateline area all of his life and currently resides in Rockton, IL. In his free time, Todd enjoys boating with his wife Laura and spending time with his son Tyler. Todd is a die-hard Cubs and Bears fan! Todd is driven to ensure all golf members of the Beloit Club and their guests have the best possible experience while golfing at the club and will be happy to assist you with any of your needs.

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BRANDON NOLAN

Golf Course Superintendent

Brandon was born in Roscoe, IL, and currently resides in South Beloit with his wife Lauryn, two children, and two dogs. Brandon attended Hononegah High School and Kishwaukee College where he earned a certificate in turfgrass management. Previously Brandon worked at Macktown Golf Course and was Assistant Superintendent at Aldeen Golf Club in Rockford, IL. Brandon assumed his current duties with the Beloit Club in 2020 after serving as an Assistant Superintendent at the club. In his free time, Brandon enjoys playing golf, watching sports (especially Michigan State basketball, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Lions, and Chicago Blackhawks), date nights with his wife, and enjoying quality time with his family and dogs.

Brandon’s father was a former superintendent while Brandon was growing up, so he always had a great love for the game and enjoying the outdoors. “My job can be rewarding by seeing so many people enjoying what our team works so hard to perfect each and every day.”

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ALEX MIRANDA

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Alex Miranda is the Beloit Club’s assistant superintendent for the Beloit Club maintenance team, overseeing all hourly employees. Alex is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. Previously he interned two seasons at Bob O’ Link Golf Club in Highland Park, IL, and spent the 2020 season as their assistant in training. He began at Pinecrest Golf Club in Huntley, IL, and was there for five years. Alex brings a large smile, positive attitude, and hard-working mentality to the team.