Meet the Staff

Jonathan Parsons, PGA

  • General Manager of Golf Operations
  • Hometown: Adrian, Michigan
  • Turned Professional: 1997
  • Years at SGC: 14 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.


Peggy Ellsworth

  • LPGA Head Professional at Walnut Greens and Teaching Professional at SGC
  • Hometown: Arlington Heights, Illinois
  • Turned Professional: 1995
  • Years at SGC and Walnut Greens: 18 years
  • Career Highlights: Becoming a Class A member of the LPGA.
  • Interests: Travel, reading and cooking.


Chris Faillo

  • Lead Assistant Golf Professional
  • Hometown: Schaumburg, IL
  • Turned Professional: 2010
  • Years at SGC: 4 years
  • 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


Keith Donovan

  • Assistant Golf Professional
  • Hometown: Chicago, Illinois
  • Turned Professional: 2004
  • Years at SGC: 8 years
  • Career Highlights: My biggest highlights in golf have come from helping my Junior and Adult students improve their game and achieve their goals. Watching my junior students make their high school team, advance to varsity and eventually make it to the State Tournament and play in college has definitely been very rewarding and exciting.
  • Interests: Interests: I enjoy teaching and coaching golf and basketball, and watching my sons play high school and college golf.


Brandon Zenker

  • Assistant Golf Professional
  • Hometown: Eaton Rapids, Michigan
  • Turned Professional: 2013
  • Career Highlights: Graduating from Keiser University College of Golf.
  • Interests:University of Michigan football, Every possible sport that is on, Cooking, Traveling, and enjoying time with friends and family.