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Elgin Country Club is fortunate to have an outstanding team of loyal, experienced, hard working staff dedicated to creating and maintaining a high standard of services for our Membership.

  General Manager & Chief Operating Officer
Douglas GA Stewart, CCM 
(847) 622-4800

Doug became our General Manager and COO in 2016.  He is a Certified General Manager and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, beginning his hospitality industry career as an Executive Chef.  Previously, Doug was GM/COO for three years at Ravinia Green Country Club, GM/COO for three years at St. Charles Country Club and GM/COO for more than ten years at the prestigious Glen View Club in Golf, IL.  In addition, Doug has served on the Board of Directors of The Club Managers Association of America (CMAA); served as CMAA Education Chair; has participated in the Chaine des Rotisseurs, an association honoring gastronomic enthusiasts; and has received club industry achievement awards including the 2001 Club Leaders Forum “Top Gun Award”.  Doug has three children and resides in Algonquin.

  Head Golf Professional
Jonathan E. Duppler
(847) 622-4815

Jon has been our Head Professional since 2010 and also served as First Assistant for five years. He completed his internship to obtain Professional Golf Management certification at Elgin in 2004. He is a graduate of the Professional Golf Management Program at Coastal Carolina University graduating with a bachelors’ degree in marketing. Jon was born and raised in Elgin, IL and is a graduate of Larkin High School. Jon currently resides in Algonquin with wife Erica, son Ben and daughter Averie.

  Golf Course Superintendent
Phil Zeinert
(847) 622-4823

Phil has served as our Golf Course Superintendent since 2001. Prior to coming to Elgin he was superintendent at Kishwaukee Country Club in DeKalb, The Oak Club in Genoa and Cherokee Country Club in Madison, WI. He graduated from University of Wisconsin in 1985 with a degree in Soil Science and Agribusiness. He is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and has served on its Board of Directors. Phil is married with three children.

  Executive Chef 
Larry Bieber
(847) 622-4826
Chef Larry became Executive Chef at Elgin in 1993 after getting started as line cook at the Club in 1985. Larry attended Culinary Arts at Elgin Community College after serving four years in the Army. After college he worked at several notable restaurants before finding his home at Elgin Country Club. Larry has been married for 30 years and has two children and one grandchild.

  Membership Director
Joe Leskis
(847) 622-4821

Joe has been our Membership Director since 2015. Previously he was our Assistant Golf Professional. Prior to coming to Elgin, Joe worked at Medinah Country Club. He began his golf career in 2003 at Estancia Club in Arizona. Joe graduated from St. Edward H.S. in Elgin and attended Columbia College in Chicago. Joe resides in Bartlett with his wife of six years and five year old twin daughters. 

  Director of Catering and Events
Christine Abbinante 
(847) 622-4819

Christine has been our Catering Director since 2002. Previously she was Director of Membership and Marketing from 1999 to 2002. In 2016 she completed Wedding Planner certification. Prior to coming to Elgin she was Banquet Manager at Rolling Knolls Country Club. Christine is a lifelong resident of Elgin. She attended Elgin Community College for accounting and banking. Christine is married, has one daughter and a grandson.               

Larry Partyka
(847) 622-4813

Larry has been our Controller since 2002. Previously he was Controller at Naperville Country Club, Biltmore Country Club and Assistant Controller at Medinah Country Club. While attending high school, Elgin Community College and Illinois State University he caddied and worked in the pro shop at Medinah Country Club. Larry has consulted for more than thirty private clubs. He is a member of the Club Accountants Association of America where he has served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer and Membership Director. Larry and his wife reside in Crystal Lake and have two children.

  Assistant Controller
Jean Matuszewski
(847) 622-4827

Jean has been our Assistant Controller since 2004 and has been employed at The Club longer than any other member of the staff. She started in 1980 working at the halfway house and in many services areas of the Club, including the kitchen, bar, ladies’ locker room and more. Jean lives in Sycamore with her husband of 38 years. They have three sons, two daughter-in-laws and two granddaughters.

  Assistant Golf Professional
Matt Wojciechowski
(847) 622-4816

Matt Wojciechowski has been Assistant Golf Professional at our Club since 2006. He is also responsible for managing our Caddy program and coordinating golf events and outings. Matt has worked in golf operations for more than 16 years with experience at public, private, and resort courses in Illinois, Iowa, and Florida. He recently purchased his first home in the Elgin area.

  Director of Instruction
Carly Schneider
Carly Schneider has been a Member of the Golf staff at Elgin Country Club for the past 5 years. She is a PGA Apprentice as well as a Level 1 Plane Truth Golf Instructor. She is also a Level 2 Certified Original Strength Coach. After time as a competitive amateur and playing Division I golf at Loyola University Chicago she decided to turn professional in 2014.  

  Dining Room Manager
Josh Ross
(847) 622-4848

Josh Ross has been with Elgin Country Club since May of 2015. He has worked in every area of the service staff including bartending, the halfway house, men’s locker room, banquets, and the grill. He grew up in Schaumburg and graduated from Schaumburg High School. Josh lives in Pingree Grove with his wife of 10 years and their three children.

  Pool Manager
Patty Bartelt
(847) 741-1716

  Office Manager
Kendra Pantaleo
(847) 741-1716 
Kendra became our Office Manager in 2016. She attended North Park University of Chicago where she played four years of collegiate volleyball and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. She grew up in Southwest Michigan and currently resides in Lake in the Hills with her husband Nick. 

  Men’s Locker Room Manager
Scott Seward
(847) 622-4832

Scott Seward has been Men’s Locker Room Manager since 1988. Beginning in 1985 he worked in every department at the club except grounds & greens. He grew up in Burlington and graduated from Burlington Central High School. Scott resides in Crystal Lake with his wife of 25 years and their two children.