Meet Team Tidewater

Meet the Team

At Tidewater Golf Club, we take pride in our passionate team dedicated to delivering exceptional golfing experiences and outstanding service. Get acquainted with the individuals who shape our commitment to excellence:

Chris Cooper, PGA
General Manager

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Chris’ Bio coming soon…

Shaun Donahue
Superintendent

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Our Superintendent, Shaun Donahue, has been a dedicated member of the Tidewater Golf Club team for 22 years. His life journey has taken him around the world, eventually leading him to settle in Horry County in 1996. Shaun is a family man, married with three children. His oldest child serves as a combat meteorologist in the USAF, while his younger two are currently in high school. In addition to his long tenure at Tidewater, Shaun has also brought his expertise to the Dunes Golf and Beach Club and the Reserve Golf Club.

Michele Marlow
Accountant / Controller

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Michele’s Bio coming soon…

Matt Scabery
Golf Shop Manager

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Matthew Scabery has dedicated 25 years to Tidewater Golf Club, starting his journey in December 1999. A native of North Myrtle Beach, Matt has deep roots in the community where he was born and raised. He has been married to his wife, Trina, for 29 years, and they have two sons, Maxon (18) and Carter (15). Maxon follows in his father’s footsteps, working at Tidewater on the bag drop for the past 2.5 years.

Matt pursued his studies in Graphic Arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design. His entry into the golf business was serendipitous, starting at the Landings Golf Club in Savannah. He joined the golf club’s basketball league but needed to be an employee to play, which led him to begin his long-standing career in golf. Known as a jack of all trades, master of none, Matt has experience in all facets of the golf industry, from maintenance to restaurant and counter services.

Growing up in a family restaurant, Matt was involved in carrying trays, serving food, and cooking, which sparked his passion for working with the public. His diverse background and dedication have made him a valuable asset to Tidewater Golf Club.

Shannon Duncan
Food & Beverage Manager

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Shannon Duncan is our Bogey’s Food & Beverage Manager

Experience:

Shannon Duncan has dedicated 28 years to Tidewater, where she has become a beloved and integral part of the team.

Passion for the Job:

Shannon’s favorite aspect of her job is meeting new people and coworkers. Over the years, she has formed countless friendships, creating many special memories along the way.

Fun Fact:

Shannon is an avid animal lover, especially cats.

Favorite Dish at Bogey’s:

Shannon’s top choice on the menu is the BBQ sandwich with slaw.

Russell Woodson
Assistant Superintendent

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Russell Woodson, affectionately known as Woody, has been a dedicated team member at Tidewater Golf Club for 17 years. Born and raised in South Carolina, Woody’s deep connection to the region is evident in his commitment to maintaining the beauty and integrity of the golf course.

A family man, Woody is married and the proud father of two teenage girls. McKenzie is 10 and Kaylee is 14. His background in sports is impressive; he played baseball in college and holds a BS in Sports Science. Before bringing his expertise to Tidewater, Woody honed his skills at Man-O-War Golf Club. His extensive experience and passion for the sport make him an invaluable asset to the Tidewater team.

Sean McArdle
Assistant Golf Professional / Merchandiser

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Sean McArdle is an accomplished golf professional currently serving as an Assistant Pro/Merchandiser, a role he has held for eight years. Hailing from St. Clair Shores, Michigan, Sean transitioned from a career as a sheet metal worker at Curbs and Dampers to pursue his passion for golf. He honed his skills and knowledge at the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach, starting his professional journey at Tidewater in February 2016.

Sean’s dedication and expertise have earned him notable recognition in the industry. In January 2024, he was one of only two Assistant Professionals selected by Rick Murrell to join the prestigious FJ Ascend program, a role that involves testing new products for FootJoy. Additionally, Sean was appointed to the Callaway Professional Staff in January 2024, further solidifying his status as a respected figure in the golf community.

Alongside his professional achievements, Sean recently married his beautiful bride, Lori McArdle, in the fall of 2023.

Brett Foti
Sales & Marketing Director

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I am the face behind most of the social media and marketing initiatives here at Tidewater Golf Club! I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Retail Marketing and Management. With extensive experience in all aspects of retail and the golf industry, I’ve developed a strong passion for delivering exceptional customer experiences and driving growth through strategic marketing.

Since joining the Tidewater team, I’ve had the opportunity to blend my marketing expertise with the vibrant world of golf. I love being creative with photography, capturing the beauty of our stunning course and the surrounding area. This allows me to create engaging content that showcases the unique charm of Tidewater to our members and guests.

Recently, I’ve found more time to indulge my growing passion for the game of golf, and there’s no better place for that than the Golf Capital of the World!

When I’m not working, you’ll likely find me golfing, kayaking, at the beach or traveling.

Cory Hill, PGA Apprentice
Assistant Golf Professional / Teaching Professional

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I relocated to North Myrtle Beach, SC from Maggie Valley, North Carolina, in July 2021. Before moving, I served as the Golf Shop Manager at Maggie Valley Club and Resort. Since July 21, 2021, I have been a part of the Tidewater Golf Club team. I hold an Associate of Business Administration degree from Haywood Community College and am currently pursuing my Class A certification through the PGA, with a goal of achieving Class A membership by October 2024. In my free time, I enjoy playing golf or relaxing on the beach.

Denise & Tiffany
Joey’s Clubhouse Grille Manager’s

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Learn More About Denise & Tiffany
More to come about the Joey’s Clubhouse Grille Team!

General Questions?

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