Stone Creek Golf Club


Tom Szymoniak, PGA
General Manager
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Becky Beach, PGA
Head Golf Professional
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Derek Roth
Assistant Golf Professional
Perry Greene, CGCS
Golf Course Superintendent
Stone Creek Golf Club
URBANA, Ill., October 10, 2016 – Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana, IL hires two exceptional department managers.
Stone Creek Golf Club is excited to announce the addition of two new team members that will play pivotal roles on both the golf and restaurant side of the business. Becky Beach has been named the new Head Golf Professional at Stone Creek and Josh Von Lanken will take on the role as the new Food & Beverage Director at Attie’s Bar & Grill.
Becky Beach has been a member of the Illinois PGA for 26 years. Prior to entering the IPGA, she competed on the LPGA Futures Tour. Becky graduated from Champaign Central High School where she was a member of the Athletic Hall of Fame, as is her father, Ted. After high school, Becky attended Parkland Community College for one year then transferred to the University of Illinois where she lettered in basketball and golf.  She was the leading scorer on the basketball team, as well as the Big Ten Golf Medalist her sophomore year.  She also earned other medalist titles during her UI career. Becky enjoyed her 32 year career at Lincolnshire Fields Country Club as the assistant golf professional. She was involved in all aspects of the day-to-day operations at LFCC including junior golf, all league play, merchandising, instruction and overall customer service. Becky was named the Assistant Golf Professional of the Year for the Central Illinois Chapter.
Becky eagerly started her first day at Stone Creek on September 26th, 2016.  Becky is a hometown person that believes in growing the game of golf in her own backyard. This will be the beginning of new opportunities, challenges, friendships, and her professional associations with General Manager, Tom Szymoniak, as well as other team members. 
Josh Von Lanken has been working in the food industry for a little over ten years. He spent eight years of that time with Buffalo Wild Wings. Josh first worked at the Savoy location as the bar manager where he created an inventory system that is now implemented at all BWW in the franchise. He was eventually transferred to the Champaign location to be the Assistant General Manager where he learned a great deal about leadership and the importance of creating a positive work environment. Then, Josh accepted the General Manager Position at Ruby Tuesday in Decatur IL. He was the GM there until the franchise was heartbreakingly closed this past July.
Josh feels that each work experience has helped him grow into a better leader and each opportunity has lead him to an even greater opportunity. He is now extremely excited to be working at Attie’s Bar and Grill as the food and beverage director. Josh is looking forward to guiding a local restaurant and fixture in the community to new leaps and bounds.
About Stone Creek Golf Club and Attie’s Bar & Grill
Urbana, Ill. -A first-class community asset since 1999, Stone Creek Golf Club, a public golf course located on Stone Creek Blvd., is open to the public and welcomes residents and non-residents to utilize the community asset. The golf course strives to service the community through providing an exceptional public golf experience with great customer service and beautiful golf course conditions. The championship 18-hole course features spectacular mature trees, high quality naturalized areas and beautiful water features including ponds and streams. The beautifully manicured bent grass fairways, soft smooth slopes and subtle elevation changes make Stone Creek a true golfer's experience. This Tim and Dick Nugent masterpiece has also played host to the Men's and Women's Big 10 Championships, various Men's and Women's Intercollegiate Championships, the NGA Tour Michelob Classic, Mid-American Junior Golf Tour and the USGA United States Amateur Championship Qualifying Tournament. Attie’s Bar & Grill is situated on the grounds of Stone Creek Golf Club and is open to golfers and the public alike. The restaurant has a true local feel and is the destination for residents of Champaign/Urbana. The menu has something to offer everyone. Attie’s is the ideal setting for a meal as the Stone Creek Golf Club extends out the many windows of the restaurant offering amazing views to enjoy with friends and family. Attie’s is also the ideal place to enjoy all Illini Sporting Events with 11 Large Televisions.
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