Our Team

Claude Thorn

Role: General Manager
Serving Since: 2018
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Claude began his golf and club management career as a Golf Professional in 1992 after playing collegiate golf at Clayton State University. After seven years as a golf professional he became a club and regional accountant for several management companies before being named the General Manager at Polo Golf & Country Club in Cumming, Georgia.  Claude then moved to South Carolina as the General Manager at the Palmetto Hall Club on Hilton Head Island.  Since then he as served as the GM at Milledgeville Country Club in Milledgeville, Georgia and the Capital City Country Club in Tallahassee, Florida.  His most recent position before joining ClubCorp was at the Members Club at Woodcreek & WildeWood in Columbia, South Carolina. 

Claude has been in the club industry for over 26 years and a Class A PGA Professional since 1995.  He prides himself on being a visible and active manager working with members and staff to provide staff a family friendly club atmosphere in which to work, play and celebrate the many wonderful traditions a country club enjoys. 

Claude and his wife, Debbie have three children, Hannah (34), Kaden (6), and Natalie (5).

Julia Reilly

Role: Membership Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 336.998.8155 x224
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Julia Reilly is the Membership Director of Bermuda Run Country Club. A native of Merritt Island, Florida, Julia attended the University of Florida, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Travel and Tourism Management.

Upon graduating, she moved to Tampa, Florida and received a job offer to work at a local tech firm. While there, she was responsible for the marketing, event planning, and internal operations of Big Sur Technologies. After several years in Tampa, she relocated to Austin, Texas and worked in an administrative role at an ophthalmologist office.

Two years later, she found herself moving again, this time to Winston Salem, North Carolina. Julia accepted the position of Member Relations Director for Bermuda Run and has spent the past several years getting to know and love the Members, planning events, championing the Club communications, and helping other Clubs as a Regional Field Specialist. Once the Membership Director role opened up, she found it was the perfect transition.

Julia goes home to her two cats and her boyfriend, Sean, who helped her learn to golf. Her hobbies include cheering on the Gators, playing games of any sort, traveling, adrenaline-based activities, good food and wine, hosting friends, and anything on the water.

Donna Ivey

Role: Private Events Director
Serving Since: 2017
Phone Number: 336-998-8155 Ext. 225

Donna Ivey is a 2008 Graduate of Johnson and Wales University Campus, she holds a degree in Sports, Entertainment and Event Management with a concentration in Food and Beverage. Her background spans from Managing The Café at Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in Charlotte, Private and Corporate Catering to Retail Sales Management. She recently joined the ClubCorp Bermuda Run Team with the enthusiasm to be a strong team player in the sales department to continue to grow club events.

Bill Appelt

Role: Head Tennis Professional
Serving Since: 2015
Phone Number: 336.998.8279

Since 1989 Bill has served as the Director of Tennis. He has brought to Bermuda Run years of teaching and playing experience which includes:Trained under Grand Slam Champion Don Budge (4 years)...worked under Former World #1 player Stan Smith while at Sea Pines Racquet Club on Hilton Head Island (2 years), and he was a staff professional at the Fairfax Racquet Club.Bill has coached numerous state and nationally ranked players and was in charge of training the ball-boys for two USA  Davis Cup matches held in Winston-Salem.2007 USA vs. Spain & 2008 USA vs. France.Bill has held top Jr.Rankings in Pennsylvania; was ranked #10 in the Men's Open Division in Va. and was his college #1 singles and doubles player for 3 years.

Kandice Sage

Role: Club Accountant
Serving Since: 2005
Phone Number: 336.998.8195

Kandice received a BS in Accounting and MBA from Thomas College in Waterville, Maine. She has been with ClubCorp since July 2005, previously serving as the Club Accountant/ Office Administrator of the Piedmont Club before transferring to Bermuda Run Country Club in July 2015.  Prior to ClubCorp, she worked as a Fixed Asset Accountant and Staff Accountant for Interface Fabrics Group in Guilford, Maine.  

Kandice's proudest moments include being recognized as a Rising Star in ClubCorp in 2005 and later as a Shooting Star in 2012.  

Scott Fallon

Role: Superintendent
Serving Since: 2010
Phone Number: 336.998.8312

Scott has been with Bermuda Run since 2010.  He began his career in golf maintenance in 1995 at Carmel Country Club in Charlotte, NC.  After working a year at Carmel, Scott pursued his degree in Agronomy at NC State University.  After graduating in 1997 he went back to Carmel as the Assistant Superintendent of the North Course as was soon promoted to Superintendent of the North Course.  While at Carmel Country Club, he had the opportunity to learn under long time Superintendent, Bill Anderson.  Bill is considered one of the top Superintendents in the country as his career spanned over forty years at Carmel until his retirement a few years ago.

Scott joined the Bermuda Run team in April of 2010.  He is a Class A Superintendent with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of American.  He is very active in both the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association. 

He is married and has a daughter that is twelve years old.  He currently resides in the Lake Norman area. 

Mary Thomas

Role: Head Golf Professional
Serving Since: 2018

Mary Thomas gained PGA membership in 1995 and joined the BRCC team in February. Prior to coming to BRCC, Mary has been the Head Golf Professional of the Farm Course at Greensboro Country Club since 2004. She had also served as Shop Manager and Teaching Professional at Sleepy Hollow CC in Scarborough, NY which hosted the 2003 US Women’s Amateur during her tenure. Prior to those assignments, Mary was the Head Golf Professional at Windermere Country Club in Orlando, FL for six years.

Mary was named to the Metropolitan PGA Squire Cup Team for "Professional Performance" and nominated for the Carolinas PGA Player Development Award. Originally from Maryland, Mary has many ties to the Carolinas including earning her Bachelor’s Degree from UNC-Wilmington. She was the first lady golfer at UNCW to become an Academic All-American and received the Chancellor's Cup as top senior academic athlete. Mary looks forward to getting to know and develop relationships with the membership of BRCC. She enjoys helping each member enjoy “their playground” through daily interaction, golf instruction and special events. She is excited to meet and build relationships with the Bermuda Run CC membership while orchestrating creative programming for the men, women and juniors of BRCC!