Staff Directory

Donny Darville
General Manager
ddarville@balconescountryclub.com
512-258-1621 ext. 222

Donny Darville comes most recently from Berry Creek Country Club in Georgetown where he spent the last six years helping lead the club to a drastic growth of their dues line along with an substantial increase in member usage.

Donny attended Abilene Christian University where was named to the All-American golf team three of my four years. His first ‘real job’ was Assistant Golf Professional in Houston where he earned his PGA member status and eventually became the Director of Golf.  He has continued to maintain his Class A PGA member status through the years. Donny spent thirteen years learning the private club business at the same private club in Houston, but most importantly met his wife of twenty years who has given him two amazing children, Michael (19) and Megan (17). His next move was to McKinney, TX where he served as General Manager of Eldorado Country Club for four years followed by six great years as GM at Berry Creek.

   
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JJ Jennings
Assistant General Manager
jjennings@balconescountryclub.com
512-258-1621 ext. 226 

JJ was promoted to General Manager of Balcones Country Club in June, 2013. Prior to that time, he had been employed by the Club’s sister course, Spicewood, as Golf Pro Manager. He has been directly involved with Balcones for more than seven years. His club/golf career began at Morris Williams Golf Course in Austin, Texas where then UT Golf Coach, George Hannon, recognized his talent and beaming personality and hired him as an Assistant in the Pro Shop. From there he served as Head Pro at several Austin Area Clubs including Forrest Creek, Riverside and Pine Forest before landing at Balcones

In prior years, JJ served as a Road Manager for Professional Golf Tour Player Calvin Peete. He also broke away from the golf world for a while to start a business but returned to the golf industry in 2005. He has been instrumental in making a connection to not only the members but to the golfers and has had extensive experience in conducting Golf Clinics for Ladies and Junior Golfers. He currently oversees the overall operations of Balcones Country Club and is well known for his outgoing personality and willingness to accommodate the members' needs and concerns.

JJ is married to Lorraine, has a son married and three grandchildren.
   

Lisa Henrichsen
Membership Director
lhenrichsen@balconescountryclub.com
512-258-1621 ext. 224

My name is Lisa Henrichsen and I was born and raised in Austin, Tx.  I graduated from the University of Texas and I am a lifetime longhorn.  I am blessed with two amazing and beautiful little girls, Kaylee and Kaiya.  We have lived in Dallas for the past 10 years and we are very excited to get back home to Austin.  I have been with the Century family of clubs for over 10 years.  I am excited to come to Balcones and be a part of the bright future of the club and its members.  

   

Natalie Bratcher
Director of Events
nbratcher@balconescountryclub.com
512-258-9890

Natalie was born in a small Central Texas town called Groesbeck, a town with less than 5,000 people.  Graduating in 1997 as a proud “Goat” (the team mascot) where she participated in basketball, volleyball and several other extracurricular activities. She moved to Waco and pursued an education at Texas State Technical College in Dental Assisting. Later deciding to continue her education at the University of North Texas studying psychology and counseling, she left her junior year to have her greatest accomplishment, her son Preston.

Returning to Groesbeck, she soon found herself a single mom, working small town jobs to get by, until she was able to move to Cedar Park.  Fortunately, she began to work at Balcones Country, first as a beverage cart assistant, then as a bartender and now as your Director of Events.  Natalie has a solid knowledge of Balcones, as well as understanding of its members, who she continues to serve in a professional and accommodating manner.

   

Evert Thomas
Head Golf Professional
ethomas@balconescountryclub.com

Evert Thomas is an aspiring golf professional at Balcones Country Club. After being injured in a training accident while serving in the United States Army, he used his love of golf as rehabilitation, which spurred his decision to pursue golf as a second career. He used his GI Montgomery Bill to attend the Professional Golfers Career College in Hilton Head, South Carolina where he graduated with the honor of Most Valuable Player. While attending school there, he served as a certified assistant golf coach for the First Tee Program in Savannah, Georgia.

Evert has also served as a coach for the LPGA Girls Golf Program and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He has worked with great instructors like Dr. Gene Harris and Golf Digest contributor, Krista Dunton. He currently resides in Austin with his wife, Trina, and his children, Jonathan and Matthew.

   
Dan Weger
Director of Tennis
dweger@balconescountryclub.com
512.258.6672 ext. 202
Cell: 512.413.9871


Dan has been the Director of Tennis with Balcones Country Club for the past 28 years.