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OUR TEAM

OPERATIONS

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KENT INSTEFJORD

Beloit Club General Manager

Kent has spent his career managing world-class public, resort, and high-end private golf courses and clubhouse operations. Kent was the head professional to open the highly acclaimed Whistling Straits, host of three previous PGA Championships and host of the 2020 Ryder Cup. While at this awarded Kohler Company resort property, Kent served on the 2004 PGA Championship Executive Committee and co-authored the inaugural Kohler Golf Academy golf schools. In addition, he opened the unprecedented Erin Hills and was the general manager and director of golf when this facility garnered both the 2011 United States Amateur Championship as well as the 2017 United States Open.


In addition to the above, Kent has served as director of golf at the Country Club of St. Albans (MO) and General Manager at La Paloma Country Club (AZ), part of the iconic Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa. All of these facilities have frequently been named among the best in the golf industry for service excellence.

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DAISY DIAZ

Member Concierge

Daisy began her Beloit Club career as a Hostess and moved into the Concierge position in September 2022. Daisy was born in Chicago, moving to Beloit at the age of 10, then graduating from Beloit Memorial High School. She loves working with kids and has worked full-time at Gaston Elementary as a special ed para (while working at the Beloit Club) and at Kid’s Space as an assistant teacher. Daisy looks forward to continuing to work with the Beloit Club team and assisting our membership in any way she can, especially promoting events and managing the registrations.

GOLF OPERATIONS

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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.”

GOLF INSTRUCTION

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PAMELA SALADINO

Golf Instructor - LPGA Class A

Pamela Saladino joined Ironworks Golf Academy and Beloit Club in 2017 as an LPGA Certified Instructor.

 

She earned an NCAA Division II women’s golf scholarship to Lynn University in Boca Raton, FL. She graduated with an MBA in sports and athletic administration, and she moved back to her hometown of Rockford, IL, after living the last 19 years in Florida. 

 

Pamela is patient, passionate, and devoted to all golfers, particularly beginners. She leads our Women’s Golf Academy programs throughout the year and assists with several junior programs. Pamela is U.S. Kids Certified and is the girls golf site director for the Beloit Club, and she is a certified club fitter with Titleist, Ping, TaylorMade, and Callaway. She is dedicated to growing the game and believes that if you just give golf a try, you will see this will be your forever sport, enjoy the game!

FOOD & BEVERAGE

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ROB JOHNSON

Food & Beverage Director

Rob Johnson comes to the Beloit Club with over 25 years of Food & Beverage experience. His career began as a bartender while attending UW-Whitewater and then at Lake Lawn Resort working his way up to Assistant Food & Beverage Director.
 

In 2005, Rob moved to Geneva National Golf Club as Assistant Food & Beverage Director and Director of Building Maintenance. He helped oversee all aspects of the F&B Operations including The Hunt Club Steakhouse. Rob then moved over to The Ridge Hotel as Director of Food & Beverage, overseeing all F&B areas. Rob helped oversee the complete renovation of the Public and Food & Beverage areas in The Ridge Hotel during fall 2015 to spring 2016 by CCI; this included developing Bean & Vine Coffee & Wine Bar and Crafted Restaurant. In 2020 Rob was brought back to Geneva National Golf Club as Director of Food & Beverage where he was responsible for all F&B areas, including setting up member events.
 

Rob and his wife Wendy live in Lake Geneva and have three children ages 14-18.

MEGAN TINDER

Standard Tavern Manager

Megan was born and raised in Beloit, graduating from Turner High School, and after high school, Megan took classes at UW-Rock County. In addition, she has served as coach for the Hononegah Indianettes Dance Team for the past four years. Megan has worked at the Beloit Club since inception and prior at the Country Club of Beloit. She has excelled in all areas of the food and beverage operation over this time and is a natural fit for this role.

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ROBERTO GUTIERREZ

Head Chef

Roberto has worked at the at Beloit Club for the past 6 years and has served as Head Chef for the past three years. Previously, he has held management positions at the 1855 Saloon and Grill (Cottage Grove, WI), Biaggis Ristorante Italiano (Madison), Pipitone's Pizzeria (Cottage Grove, Wi). “Over the last three years I have enjoyed building, strengthening, and working with the kitchen team to create new dishes, ensuring we are delivering a consistently high-quality product. I look forward to continuing to bolster the food and beverage offerings at the Beloit Club while also building relationships with our wonderful members!”

JESSICA TEICH

Bar Manager

Jessica brings her unique blend of professionalism, personality, and humor to the Beloit Club. Jess has been in the service industry for over 30 years, with her first serving job at the Sharon Family Restaurant. Jessica has lived in the north woods of Wisconsin for most of her adult life, working for her parents in their bar and other establishments in Tomahawk, WI. She began her Beloit Club career in fall 2020 as lead server and has recently been promoted to Bar Manager. She currently resides in Janesville where, when not working, she enjoys spending time with her partner of 16 years and their children and grandchildren. She also loves to fish, hike, and most of all floating!!!

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