Meet Our Staff

Mark Slawter
General Manager

     Mark Slawter has been the General Manager at Maple Chase since October, 2013.  Mark is a native of Winston-Salem where he attended Reynolds High School from 1988-1992.  Following High School, he accepted a scholarship to play golf for North Carolina State University.  His college career was highlighted with three ACC  first team all-conference awards, along with being named the ACC “rookie of the year” in 1993.  After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in communication in the fall of 1996, Mark begin his career as a professional golfer.  He enjoyed 6 years of golf at the highest level where he participated in two U.S. Open’s and several PGA tour events.  He was also the champion of the Canadian tour’s Eagle Creek Classic and named the Canadian Tour “Rookie of the Year in 2001”.  Following his playing career, Mark took his love for the game to Heritage Golf Club (Wake Forest, NC) in 2002.  As the Head Assistant and teaching professional, he was able to pass along his knowledge and passion for the game of golf to students of all ages and ability levels. 
Today the passion for the game of golf is stronger than ever for Mark.  Since becoming General Manager, he has relished the opportunity to improve all facilities and the service aspect of The Chase.  In his words, he is fortunate enough to have found his “dream job” and is incredibly grateful to Maple Chase ownership for the opportunity he has been given.


Shirley Patterson
Special Events Coordinator

      Meet Shirley Patterson, Special Events Coordinator and honorary "mayor" of Maple Chase. Shirley has been with the combined clubs for over 35 years! She is from King, NC and has 2 children, 4 grandchildren, 2 chihuahuas, an Indian ring neck parrot and a parakeet! What Shirley enjoys most about working at Maple Chase? "I love working with the members and their children." It shows! If you have a special event need and would like to host it at MCGCC, please give Shirley a call at 767-2941, ext. 5.

Dee Morton
Membership Coordinator

       Meet our Membership Coordinator, Dee Morton. Dee grew up in Raleigh and graduated from East Carolina University. She and her husband, Walt, have lived in Winston Salem for 24 years and have three sons. Since joining MCGCC management in November, she has worked tirelessly and has grown membership substantially. Her favorite thing about her position is "meeting new people." We are fortunate to have her! If you know of someone who is interested in joining the Club, please have them connect with Dee at 767-2941 or

Len Fawcett
Golf Course Superintendent

     Meet Len Fawcett, the Golf Course Superintendent at Maple Chase Golf and Country Club. Len is from Mount Airy, North Carolina and has worked at the combined clubs for 6 years. Len is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Turf Grass Management. He began his career in the golf course industry at Roaring Gap and Grandfather Mountain Golf and Country Club. Len enjoys spending his free time running, and his favorite part about working at Maple Chase is the fact that he encounters a new challenge on the golf course every day.

   Sean Brannagan, PGA
Head Golf Professional

   Meet Head Golf Professional, Sean Branagan. Sean is from Sterling Heights, MI and was a college golfer at nearby Belmont Abbey College. During his 20 year career, he has held Assistant Professional positions at Bermuda Run CC and Carmel CC and was the Head Professional at Carolina Lakes Golf Club, The Palisades and a PGA Professional with Dick's Sporting Goods. Sean is married and has two daughters ages 12 & 6! He enjoys fishing, biking, cooking and spending time with family. Fun fact: He has made 3 hole in ones in 31 years of playing golf: the first one on Master's Sunday in 2002, the second in Scotland, and his third on September 2013 on a 301-yard Par 4. Sean is in his sixth year at Maple Chase and he truly enjoys working with the membership on a daily basis and having the ability to provide them with the services they truly deserve.


Paul Allen, PGA
Assistant Golf Professional

     Paul Allen is originally from Waynesville, NC. After graduating high school, he attended Campbell University to pursue his dream of becoming a Golf Professional. While at Campbell University, Paul focused his studies on Golf Management and Business. Paul graduated in May of 2016 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and was elected to the PGA in June of 2017.  In Paul’s free time he enjoys working on his Golf Game and spending time with family and friends.


Brad Luebchow, PGA Associate

Teaching Professional

     Brad Luebchow, PGA Associate  is the Teaching Professional at Maple Chase G&CC and has been with the club since 2010. He has worked at several clubs in the triad area and taught golf full time in 2009. Brad’s passion for teaching stems from his time learning about the game of golf and the fundamentals of the golf swing in the Professional Golf Management Program at Campbell University. Another reason for Brad’s passion to teach the game of golf comes from his passion to play the game himself. Brad enjoys both the recreational and competitive aspects of the game, regularly playing with the members here at Maple Chase and competing in professional events throughout the year. Teaching people how to have FUN playing golf is the core of Brad’s teaching philosophy. He teaches golfers of all age and ability in an effort to teach people how golf can be FUN and grow the game of golf in the process. Finding out what is FUN with golf is different for each person. Some want to learn the game to spend time with friends and family. Others are looking to max out their potential on the golf course by lowering their handicap or contending in area or club golf tournaments. In either case, Brad enjoys the process of helping people find how golf can be FUN for them. Brad’s moto is “PLAY.BETTER."