Golf News for Wednesday, December 19, 2012 | People

The Georgia Club in Statham, Ga. announces new General Manager and Executive Chef

STATHAM, Ga. -- The Georgia Club, managed by Affiniti Golf Partners, welcomes Kevin Cartledge and Shane Taylor as the newest members of the community's leadership team. Cartledge joins The Georgia Club as the new general manager responsible for all staff, operations and financials. Taylor is The Georgia Club's new executive chef. He will oversee the culinary staff, menu development and food quality.

Prior to joining The Georgia Club, Cartledge worked with Affiniti in acquisitions and new club development. He has been operations manager and general manager at several clubs in the southeast, including general manager at Gettysvue Polo, Golf and Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. Cartledge attended Life University as a student-athlete on a golf scholarship, which sparked his interest in golf and country club management.

"The opportunity to join this community and make it the best Georgia has to offer is one I'm privileged to be a part of," said Cartledge.

Chef Shayne Taylor joins The Georgia Club with 13 years of experience, most recently as the executive sous chef at Belfair Plantation, a five-star platinum golf community located in the Hilton Head area of South Carolina. Before that, he was the sous chef at Forest Hills Country Club in St. Louis, where he also spent time at the James Beard award-winning restaurant, Niche. Taylor is an active member of the American Culinary Federation, having served on numerous boards and advisory committees for local culinary programs. He has a culinary arts degree from Southwestern Illinois College. Taylor lives with his wife, Jessica, and two sons in Statham, Ga.

"I love living in the South because Southern hospitality is the standard for club service," said Chef Taylor. "It's genuine and has a personal touch. That's the goal I set out for at The Georgia Club, and that's what makes us unique."

About Affiniti Golf Partners
Affiniti Golf Partners, LLC, is an Atlanta-based golf management company, whose partners and principals have broad experience building, owning, and operating 70-plus clubs across the United States. The company currently manages 20 golf properties, with more than 1,400 employees. For more information contact Affiniti Golf Partners at 678.679.0523 or visit online at

About The Georgia Club
The Georgia Club is Georgia's premier golf and country club community. Nestled on 1,500 acres that cover parts of Oconee and Barrow counties, The Georgia Club is currently home to nearly 250 families. Conveniently located within 12 miles of Athens and less than 50 miles from metro Atlanta, The Club offers easy access to two of Georgia's most vibrant cities. The community features a traditional Southern architectural style and nostalgic streetscapes set against a backdrop of rolling green hills, towering hardwood trees, and the fairways of the golf course. With a variety of homes attractively priced from the high $200,000's to over $1 million, preferred builders and strict architectural controls ensure that the character and quality of the community is preserved. The Club features 27 holes of championship golf, as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center and tennis facilities. In addition, residents are treated to a wide variety of social events throughout the year, including wine dinners, golf tournaments, special holiday brunches, lectures, seasonal events, junior sports camps, ladies luncheons, holiday activities and more. For more information, please call 770.725.4700 or visit and follow The Georgia Club on Facebook and Twitter.
Onsite sales and marketing is being handled by The Marketing Directors, LLC., an Atlanta-based company highly regarded as a leader and innovator in the sales and marketing of site-specific real estate properties. The Georgia Club Real Estate Sales Office is located at 1050 Chancellors Drive, Statham, Ga., 30666, and sales office hours are Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. For more information, please call 770.725.4700 or visit and follow The Georgia Club on Facebook and Twitter.

Megan Stuckey
Director of Marketing
Affiniti Golf Partners
770-475-2300 ext 105