Teresa S. Belote, CCM
Heading the Cardinal team, Teresa brings an enthusiasm and knowledge of the private club industry which embodies the vision & mission of McConnell Golf. Upon receiving a Bachelor of Music degree from Converse College in 1988, Teresa's club management career began while attending graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill. Her fifteen year tenure as Club Manager and Event Coordinator at the prestigious Hope Valley Country Club in Durham, NC (a classic Donald Ross designed course) is a testament to her commitment and talent. A member of the Club Manager’s Association of America (CMAA), Teresa received her Certified Club Manager designation (CCM) in 2002 and, through continued education and service in the CMAA, has been recertified through 2016. Additionally, Teresa serves in many roles at the corporate level of McConnell Golf, including Editor-in-Chief of our lifestyle magazine and Food & Beverage liaison for all of our properties. Having joined us in 2007, her organizational skills and extensive knowledge of event coordination and food & beverage trends have proven to be an asset to the Cardinal Golf & Country Club.
For Chef Michael Coleman Monahan, the path into cooking professionally was a sinuous one, wending its way from the northeast in his hometown of Boston, down the coast to Florida, and ultimately meeting in the middle where he resides in North Carolina. Michael has been cooking since he was 14, working on weekends and in the summers learning the details of how a kitchen works. At 27, hard work paid off when he was given an apprenticeship with Daniel Schurr at the AAA/Four Diamond Second Empire Restaurant & Tavern. In this arena, Monahan was given an opportunity to work with some of the most unique and exquisite ingredients from around the world. After fine tuning his craft he was given his first Executive Chef position, at Prime Only in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was here, Michael was given the opportunity to run his own kitchen, which led to his passion for pure flavor profiles. He brought his ambitious attitude to Greensboro where he now resides as the Chef at the Cardinal Golf & Country Club, a McConnell Golf Property. It is here he provides members a mix between his upscale dining experience and deep south decadence. When Michael is not busy in the kitchen he likes to spend his time working as a blacksmith. He has hand forged chef knives, many of which have been donated to various non-profit organizations.
Director of Golf Operations
Scott has been a member of the Cardinal Golf & Country Club team since April of 1990 and received his Class "A" PGA member status in 1993. He was promoted to Head Golf Professional in 1995 and has served successfully in this capacity for the past 17 years. His twenty two years of experience as a Golf Professional combined with his extensive customer service and management skills have proven to be a valuable asset to the Cardinal Membership as Director of Golf Operations. Scott is married to his wife Tonya, and they have one daughter named Stephanie.
Head Tennis Professional
Jordan Hawks was born and raised in the Winston Salem area of North Carolina. Jordan became part of “Team Cardinal” as an Assistant Pro in 2011 bringing new ideas and enthusiasm to our programs, and was quickly promoted to Head Pro in 2012. He is a certified Professional 1 with the USPTA and a member of the Wilson National Advisory Staff.
Food & Beverage Director
Brett has been with the Cardinal Golf & Country Club since 2003 and became the Food & Beverage Director with the introduction of McConnell Golf in 2007. He is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro and also holds a Culinary Certification from Guilford Community College. His dedication and tenure throughout all positions in food and beverage have allowed him to excel in everything from food preparation to the planning and execution of weddings and events. A member of the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA) , Brett is actively pursuing his Certified Club Manager designation.
Golf Course Superintendent
Daniel is a graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in Psychology, and he also holds a degree in Turfgrass Management from Guilford Tech. He was previously at the Cardinal as Assistant Superintendent from 2001-2005 and was Head Superintendent at Holly Ridge Golf Links from 2008-2010. Most recently, he has been Assistant Super at Sedgefield CC since 2010. Joining our team in 2012, Daniel brought with him an “assistant,” Vera (his Australian Shepard) to aid with geese and gopher patrol on the course. Daniel is married to Caroline, and they have a two year old son, Henry and another baby boy on the way.