Meet the Staff

 
Pepi Irwin Name: Preston "Pepi" Irwin
Title: Director of Golf
Hometown: Bartlett, Illinois
Turned Professional: 1978
Years of Service at Schaumburg Golf Club: 22 years
Career Highlights: Turned Professional in 1978, moved to Phoenix Arizona to pursue a career as a Touring Professional. Was a member of the Florida Space Coast, California Golden State, Dakota Tour, Ben Hogan, Nike and Buy.Com Tour. Assistant Professional at Arrowhead Golf Club "Wheaton, Illinois", Fountain Hills Golf Club & RioVerde Country Club "Phoenix Arizona", Hillcrest Country Club "St.Paul Minnesota" and Timber Trails Country Club "LaGrange Illinois". In 1989 was hired as the Director of Golf of Schaumburg Golf Club. While I have had much success on the golf course I am most proud of my accomplishments and length of service here at SGC.
Interests: Music, shopping, travel and family.
Email: peirwin@parkfun.com

Jon Parsons Name: Jonathon Parsons
Title: PGA Head Golf Professional
Hometown: Adrian, Michigan
Turned Professional: 1997
Years of Service at Schaumburg Golf Club: 10 years
Career Highlights: Becoming a Certified PGA Professional. My Hole in One on Hole #3 of the Tournament course at SGC.
Interests: University of Michigan football and traveling.
Email: joparsons@parkfun.com


Peggy Ellsworth
Name: Peggy Ellsworth
Title: LPGA Head Professional at Walnut Greens/Teaching Professional at SGC
Hometown: Arlington Heights, Illinois
Turned Professional: 1995
Years of Service at Schaumburg Golf Club and Walnut Greens: 14 years
Career Highlights: Becoming a Class A member of the LPGA.
Interests: Travel, reading and cooking.
Email: peellsworth@parkfun.com


Keith Donovan Name: Keith Donovan
Title: Assistant Golf Professional
Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
Turned Professional: 2004
Years of Service at Schaumburg Golf Club: 6 years
Career Highlights: Began first youth golf programs for the Chicago Park District. Started first camp with only 20 children and now program serves over 600 youth golfers every summer. This program has now produced many high school and college golfers. Helping people learn and enjoy the game of golf.
Interests: Playing and teaching golf, basketball, and watching my sons, 15 and 18, play high school basketball and college golf.
Email: sgcpro6@parkfun.com


Ken Mattson Name: Ken Mattson
Title: Assistant Golf Professional
Hometown: Wall, New Jersey
Turned Professional: 2004
Years of Service at Schaumburg Golf Club: 3 years
Career Highlights: Interned at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and Medinah Country Club during the 2006 PGA Championship. Passed my players ability test and currently working on my Level 2 work experience kit.
Interests: Golf, baseball, football and movies.
Email: sgcpro4@parkfun.com


Riley Worple
Name: Riley Worple
Title: Apprentice Assistant Golf Professional
Hometown: Florence, Wisconsin
Turned Professional: 2011
Years of Service at Schaumburg Golf Club: 1 year
Career Highlights: Graduating Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Golf Enterprise Management from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Beginning my PGA apprenticeship with Schaumburg Golf Club.
Interests: Golf, college basketball, fishing and traveling.
Email: sgcpro1@parkfun.com


Chris Faillo Name: Chris Faillo
Title: Assistant Golf Professional
Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
Turned Professional: 2010
Years of Service at Schaumburg Golf Club: 1 year
Career Highlights: Graduating from The Golf Academy of America. Passing my Playing Ability Test. Starting my PGA Apprenticeship with SGC.
Interests: Golf, sports, music, traveling, teaching golf, cooking and eating
Email: sgcpro3@parkfun.com


Nicholas Malish Name: Nicholas Malish
Title: Assistant Golf Professional
Hometown: Eaton Rapids, Michigan
Turned Professional: 2012
Years with SGC: 1 Year
Career Highlights: Graduating from Spring Arbor University with a bachelor's degree in business management. Passing my Player Ability Test in 2011 at Red Tail Golf Club in Algonquin, IL. Beginning my PGA apprenticeship with Schaumburg Golf Club.
Interests: Golf is my main interest. I'm a huge Michigan football and basketball fan.  I also support the Detroit Tigers, Red Wings and Lions. Enjoy working out and staying active in any way possible.
Email: sgcpro5@parkfun.com

 

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