Matt Jennings, PGA
Director of Operations/Owner
Matt exemplifies the hands-on approach and wants to make Cherokee Valley the most fun, inviting, talked about club in the region. His talents and perspective are broad. Not only does he have vital experience in the hospitality industry, but he has a certification from Ohio State University in Turf Management and he’s also a golf pro, holding a current PGA card. “Our whole focus here is to help our members have fun and to enjoy everything we have to offer to the fullest.”
Associate Director of Operations
As a graduate of North Greenville University, Lauren was the Assistant Golf Pro here before beginning her new role as Associate Director in December 2017. She also completed her First Tee Level 1 training in February and is our lead First Tee Coach. “Golf has been so important in my life since I was young and I love sharing that gift with the children at Cherokee Valley.”
Originally from Queens, NY, Todd knows his way around a kitchen, having studied under the James Beard award-wining chef Bob Kinkead. He has cooked for Julia Childs, Thomas Keller, past United States Presidents, and numerous Movie Stars. Most recently, Todd was Chef at The Cliffs at Glassy. The best thing about Todd is that he believes food is a celebration and he loves to cook for the members, friends, and families at Cherokee Valley.
Chad has a simple perspective to a very demanding job: “if it’s green, it’s mine.” Truer words were never spoken. Essentially, anything in and around the golf course—greens, fairways, rough, landscaping, even irrigation—is Chad’s responsibility. Chad knows this course well, he’s been at Cherokee Valley for 18 years. Prior to that, he was at Glen Cannon in Brevard and Connastee Falls in Brevard. “I’m used to mountain courses,” he says, “and even though we are in the foothills, this course looks and plays like a true mountain course—with the elevation shifts and great views.”
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