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Hampton Hall Club Staff

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  • Membership

    • Kristy Stewart
      Director of Membership, Marketing & Communications

        Kristy Stewart, a Nebraska native, moved to the Lowcountry in 2006. Prior to joining the Hampton Hall team, she served as Club Manager at Dolphin Head Golf Club and then as the Director of Membership Relations and Communications at Sea Pines Country Club. Kristy earned a bachelor's degree in business administration and tourism from the University of Nebraska Kearney. Kristy lives in Bluffton with her husband Todd, who is the athletic trainer and sports medicine teacher at Bluffton High School, and her daughter Payton who is two years old and loves playing outside and going to the beach.

      Kristy looks forward to sharing her enthusiasm and excitement with the current and future members at Hampton Hall. Please contact her with any questions regarding membership privileges and upgrades.

  • Golf Operations

    • Brent Carlson
      Head Golf Professional


      Brent graduated from Ferris State University in1996 from their Professional Golf Management program and was elected to the PGA Membership in 1999.  He trained in Hilton Head Island during his education and knew he would return.   Brent has worked as a professional at Harbour Town Golf Links and Crescent Pointe, and most recently has been the Golf Professional and General Manager at Eagle's Pointe Golf Club.  Brent was awarded Golf Professional of the Year for our area 3 consecutive years beginning in 2003.  He joined our team in the spring of 2013, and is excited to help you enjoy the game!

      Brian McGuire
      Assistant Golf Professional


      Brian has been teaching the game of golf since 2001 and a part of the Hampton Hall team since 2011.  Brian believes in "fixing the causes; don't chase the effects". His philosophy is not to redo your swing, but to build on what you already do. Known for his patience and pleasant manner, Brian will teach you the mechanics and develop skills on the practice range that you can take to the course and play! 

      Matt Sapochak
      Golf Course Superintendent


       Matt grew up in a small town in north central Pennsylvania before he moved to South Carolina to study to become a Golf Course Superintendent. He has had the privilege of building three golf courses and also renovating three, including Pete Dye and P.B. Dye courses. Matt has been a Golf Course Superintendent for 24 years and has grown just about every kind of turf grass used on golf courses in the Lowcounty.  He most enjoys building golf courses; his second love is playing golf.  Matt has enjoyed being at Hampton Hall since 2003, and being able to see the golf course go from dirt to one of the finest conditioned golf courses in the area.

  • Food & Beverage
      Jared McElroy
      Executive Chef



      Terrence Polcari
      Food and Beverage Director

        Terrence brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from being in the club business and hospitality industry for the last thirty years. Terrence has a long history of service in the Lowcountry, including managing food and beverage operations at several local country clubs. As a certified sommelier, he also brings his enthusiasm for wine and an expansive beverage program back to Hampton Hall.

      Nick Vasil
      Clubhouse Manager
        Nick has twenty-three years of hospitality experience with the last 11 years focus in member-owned private clubs. He has held the position of Food & Beverage Manager at Wexford Plantation and most recently worked at Long Cove Club as Clubhouse Manager. Nick resides on Hilton Head with his wife Jenn and son Finn. Nick's position as Clubhouse Manager will include catering functions previously handled by our events director. You will find Nick located in the Community Clubhouse administrative offices. He will be your main contact for all club and private events, and will have direct oversight of all food and beverage operations including the Golf Clubhouse – Pete's Grill.



  • Accounting Offices

    • Robert Stanzione
      Club Controller 



      Terri Yellich
      Accounting Assistant


      Tami Eleftheriou
      Administrative Assistant



      Terri grew up in Michigan and relocated to Hilton Head in 2002. 
      After graduating college she entered into the Accounting field.  Throughout Terri’s career she has gathered operational experience in several different arenas including: F&B, construction, community, tax, and country clubs.

      Terri is available to answer any and all questions relating to vendor and/or member billing.



      Tami was born and raised in Sumter, S.C.  After meeting her husband, they decided Bluffton would be a great place to raise their family. 
      Living here over 18 years, she has worked at two other private Clubs, Belfair Plantation and Berkeley Hall, and continues to enjoy the private Club experience.

  • Health & Fitness Center

    • Bonnie Price
      Sports Director


      Bonnie has been a AFAA certified personal trainer and group fitness instructor for over 15 years. She received her B.S. in Nutrition Science from Georgia Southern University in 1999. She has acquired a great amount of experience working with clients or all ages and fitness levels.  Bonnie enjoys teaching a wide variety of classes from Spin, Step, Boot Camp and Water. In her spare time she enjoys running and researching the latest trends in fitness and nutrition.  

      As your personal trainer and group fitness instructor, Bonnie strives to help each client establish their own goals and design programs that will develop strength, coordination and flexibility.

  • Tennis

    • Paul Tollefson
      Head Tennis Professional


        In late 2011 Hampton Hall welcomed Paul as our Head Tennis Professional, hailing from Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He is a certified PTR (Professional Tennis Registry) and USPTA teaching professional, as well as a PTR National tester and clinician.  In 2005 Paul was awarded the title of North Carolina Pro of the Year.  With over 12 years of experience, Paul is happy to bring specialized training and lots of energy to our tennis program.

      Paul also brings a unique edge to our Jr. Tennis Programing!
  • Clubhouse
      W.R. "Trip" Shine, III, CCM
      General Manager


      Robert Stanzione
      Club Controller



      Laphanie Banks
      Property Manager

        Before joining FirstService Residential, Laphanie was part of the executive team at Associa for over seven years. Starting as a Resale Coordinator, she was promoted to Community Manager and eventually to Manager of Community Development in 2014. She earned the prestigious Professional Community Association Manager (PCAM) designation from the Community Associations Institute (CAI) as well as the Association Manager Specialist (AMS) designation.  A graduate from Georgia State University, Laphanie holds a Bachelor degree in Forensic Social Work. She has 25 years of project management and administration experience. She has worked with HOA, condo and developer owned associations for over 8 years.

      Charlie Monzel
      Facilities and Maintenance Director