SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM

We have some amazing people at Bobby Jones Links working at our Club Support Center in Atlanta. What follows is only a partial list of the senior leadership team making a difference for our clients.

WHITNEY CROUSE

Founding Partner

Once a consultant with Accenture and a Rice University graduate, Whitney is a long-time member of the PGA of America who is an entrepreneur at heart. He is also a former member of Merion Golf Club where he joined as one of the youngest members of this historic club where Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam.

Whitney began his golf career managing resort properties on Hilton Head Island. For the past twenty years, he has been developing, building, and managing golf properties and is the co-founder of Bobby Jones Links. He has written for Golf Digest, published two golf books, and is a Past President of the Georgia Golf Course Owners Association.

He is an avid traveler, reader, cyclist, and golfer and totally relates to the famous Bobby Jones quote that “no putt is too short to be despised.”

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STEVE WILLY

Founding Partner

A standout athlete in baseball, football, and basketball, Steve chose golf before all others. He is now a PGA member with twenty-five years of experience managing all types of golf clubs in every region of the United States.

Before founding Bobby Jones Links, Steve was Director of Operations for Evergreen Alliance Golf Ltd. While at Evergreen, Steve was responsible for the management and operation of sixteen different facilities, including resort, daily fee, semi-private and private clubs while helping the company grow from five to 40 golf courses.

Steve is extremely experienced in the day-to-day operations of golf facilities and oversees all of Bobby Jones Link’s operations. He holds the team accountable to uphold Bobby Jones Links’ high standards of service to others and club performance.

He is a fanatical sports fan and has a good reason to be: his son was once an NFL quarterback and now plays in the CFL.

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HUD HINTON

Founding Partner

Before co-founding Bobby Jones Links, Hud was the former Chief Executive Officer of Troon Golf, overseeing its growth from 25 properties to 150+ clubs in the U.S. and overseas and establishing the

Earlier in his career, Hud served as Executive Vice President for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, responsible for Starwood’s managed and franchised hotels. There he played a key role in updating the Sheraton, Westin, and St. Regis brands, overseeing $2 billion in revenues. Earlier in his hospitality career, Hud was General Manager of two of the most prestigious hotels in the world: the acclaimed Plaza Hotel in New York City and the Mobil 5-Star, AAA 5-Diamond Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.

Hud is an avid reader and follower of current events. Like his other founding partners, he is a major sports fan. When not focusing on company strategy and the big picture issues, he is busy trying to beat Steve Willy in picking who is going to win today’s game.

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MARK OLDHAM

V.P. of Development

Mark started his career running professional golf tournaments on the PGA and LPGA Tours, building high level relationships throughout the golf industry.  This led to an introduction to the founding team of the Golf Channel. As a Senior-level executive that launched the Golf Channel cable television network in 1995 with Arnold Palmer, Mark was part of the team that help build the Golf Channel brand and take it from 0 to over 100 million households and build total revenues to over $500 million.  He managed top level strategic partnerships and rights holder relationships with the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour, LPGA Tour, PGA of America, United States Golf Association, European PGA Tour and Canadian PGA Tour.

Most recently, Mark has worked with technology-based companies in the golf industry.  Calling on national accounts and management companies for Tagmarshal, golf course intelligence and pace of play technology, and Teesnap, a cloud-based point of sale, tee sheet and golf management system. 

Mark is a graduate of Wake Forest University but is surrounded by family with Auburn University ties.  He loves all sports, is an avid sports fan and loves spending time with his family. As with all other members of the Bobby Jones Links team, he deeply believes and is committed to the company purpose to “make a difference. “

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W. DOUGLAS WHITE

Partner

A graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Hospitality program, Douglas has been privileged to be involved in more than 400 clubs throughout the U.S.

Douglas began his career began at Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, is formerly an executive with Club Operations and Property Management (a firm he established), and Billy Casper Golf. While at Casper, he was responsible for transforming the company from primarily a municipal and daily fee operator to one that included numerous managed private clubs under the Casper Signature brand.

Douglas is a seasoned club executive with more than 25 years’ experience in the ownership, development, and management of private clubs and resorts.  In addition to being a Bobby Jones Links partner, he is the founder of Links Asset Trust, an investment fund targeting private clubs.

Email douglas.white@bobbyjoneslinks.com

Call 727-348-5406

FRANK DENNISTON

Partner

Frank is a highly experienced hospitality professional who has a proven commitment to high quality and industry leading hospitality operations. Educated at Johnson & Wales University, he has worked for more than three decades in all facets of the industry, including holding executive positions at Western Golf and Billy Casper Golf.

In his early career, Frank held a variety of management positions within many national and boutique club and resort organizations. Throughout his career, he set new standards in the industry for positioning and concepting management standards and the leadership of field operations at more than 500 properties located in more than 40 states throughout North America. His has extensive experience in all phases of operations including food and beverage, membership, programming and the administration of yield and financial management in regard to operations analysis and improvement implementation.

Frank is a Bobby Jones Links partner and along with Douglas White is founder of Links Asset Trust, an investment fund targeting private clubs.

Email frank.denniston@bobbyjoneslinks.com

Call 703-675-8438

KAITLIN LOOBY

Partner & V.P of Sales and Marketing

Prior to joining Bobby Jones Links, Kaitlin worked as a marketing specialist for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Storm sports franchises. Her experience also includes work for Fore Georgia, the official news publication of the Georgia PGA.

Kaitlin is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing where she helped earn her chapter numerous awards including a “National Award of Excellence”. With experience in many realms of marketing including media buying, event promotion, public relations, and budget and project management, Kaitlin maximizes the employment of our advertising budgets. She is also Bobby Jones Links expert in club membership sales, designing and implementing our proven sales system.

Kaitlin is a Georgia Bulldog, so when not at work, she’s at the game, thinking of the next game, or getting ready for next season.

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AMY ANDERSON WILLY

Partner & Chief Financial Officer

Amy serves as our Chief Financial Officer, overseeing our company’s accounting, finance, banking, and audit procedures and designing the same systems for each of our client clubs.

Prior to joining Bobby Jones Links, she established and then managed the accounting department for two other large golf management companies. Armed with an accounting degree, Amy is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of golf course and country club accounting, point-of-sale systems, government compliance and tax issues, and audit procedures.

When not working too much, Amy’s hobby is an entrepreneurial clothing business she started called Urbanity.

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TOM RIDGE

Partner & V.P. of Operations

Prior to joining Bobby Jones Links, Tom was an award-winning General Manager with American Golf Corporation. While there, he managed many clubs, including the four City of Atlanta municipal golf courses. The company named him Manager of the Year for his remarkable work at mastering the process of maximizing a club’s financial performance.

Tom’s expertise lies in developing strategies that both drive top line revenue and find efficiencies and savings on the cost side of the equation. He is our profitability expert. Tom is skilled in all departments of club management including forecasting, developing budgets and creating a positive atmosphere for our company members.

Known for his sharp wit and love of his large family, Tom loves to follow all professional sports.

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GAUTAM PATANKAR

Partner & V.P. of Operations

Gautam (pronounced GoTom) is a very experienced club operator, having managed several high-end private and semi-private clubs prior to joining Bobby Jones Links.

A graduate of Rutgers University and inducted to his golf team’s hall of fame, Gautam’s is a master at transforming our clubs from being just a golf and dining venue to something more relevant and enjoyable by adding a multitude of creative and new programming for all ages. He is an outstanding team builder and a favorite with our members and customers. Gautam is also Bobby Jones Links customer service training leader.

Gautam makes certain that not one staff meeting goes by at Bobby Jones Links without breaking it up with a laughter.

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KEITH HASLAM

Keith Haslam | European Management Partner

A leisure and tourism management graduate (BA Hons) from Sheffield Hallam University, Keith has 25 years’ experience in the golf resort and club development and management business. He began his career at the world-famous Gleneagles Resort in Scotland before joining Braemar in 2003. Since then, he has advised, constructed and managed golf course projects on five continents and in countries such as Cuba, Russia, China, Fiji, Bahrain, Spain, Portugal and the Home of Golf, St Andrews.

Keith expertise is in all phases of club development and management including feasibility, concept and design, business planning, construction, pre-opening and ongoing operations.

Bremar is Mosaic’s partner in Asia and Europe.

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KYLE MACDONALD

Kyle MacDonald | V.P. of Agronomy & Construction

Prior to joining Bobby Jones Links, Kyle worked as the superintendent  or assistant superintendent at some of the prestigious private clubs including The Waterfall Club, Hawks Ridge Golf Club, St. Ives CC, and Atlanta Athletic Club. Most recently, he oversaw the construction and grown-in of the new golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta, a $30 million total renovation that was has received worldwide attention and acclaim by all the major golf media, including a feature story on the Golf Channel.

A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in agronomy and turf management, Kyle is one of the most popular and highly regarded superintendents in the southeast.  His special talent to grow grass, work within our client’s budgets, and renovate golf courses, make him an asset Bobby Jones Link’s customers. Kyle shares best practices with our other company superintendents and works with our procurement team to get the very best pricing for equipment and supplies.

Kyle and his wife Jillian live in Atlanta.  They have no children yet, but do have Rugby, their English Setter, who is often seen making a nose down turf inspection at a Bobby Jones Links golf course.

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LUCRETIA DUBA

Partner & Company Controller

Lucretia is a graduate of Georgia State University where she earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. An avid numbers lover and one of the most popular company members, Lucretia is known as being the last to leave the office daily. She’s an expert in club accounting, banking procedures, compliance and controls, and how information flows between our clubs and Bobby Jones Links’ accounting department.

Before joining Bobby Jones Links, she worked in residential construction managing and overseeing all financial aspects of a regional company. Prior to that she was the vice president and controller of an oil analysis company where she established new systems and controls and managed the accounting and human resource departments.

When not at work, Lucretia’s passion is high school football. Her son is a coach of a winning team near our office.

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SUZANNE GUINN

Principal & V.P. of Human Resources

Suzanne is a graduate of The University of Alabama where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration.

Before joining Bobby Jones Links, Suzanne acquired more than a decade of experience in human resources and payroll systems. Suzanne has managed domestic and international human resource programs and services, including comprehensive benefits planning, streamlining payroll processes and implementing ERP systems.

She is committed to Bobby Jones Links’ core values and company purpose to make a difference, striving to create a work environment and culture where employees can reach their full potential, have fun, and continuously make a difference as well.

Suzanne is a “roll tide” fanatic surrounded by a lot of Georgia Bulldogs, which makes for some interesting conversations in our office.

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GLORIA MENDOZA

Gloria Mendoza | Insurance Specialist

Gloria is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance.

Prior to joining Bobby Jones Links, Gloria has a decade of experience encompassing all aspects of payroll and benefits administration in the greater Atlanta area. Gloria is also a current member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), a professional human resources membership association providing resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and improve human resource management. Gloria is responsible for our HRIS and payroll system, in addition to providing support to all our clubs.

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BOARD OF ADVISORS

We are very grateful that the following diverse group, all lovers of the game of golf and Bobby Jones, have joined our Board Advisors to provide us with ideas on how to grow the game, share the new ideas and the trends they are seeing, and assist us in being the best club operator in the business.

STEVE C. ROCKEFELLER, JR.

Pleasantville, New York

Steve’s love of golf began when he learned to play golf at the family’s golf course designed by William Flynn at Kykuit, John D. Rockefeller’s estate in the Hudson Valley in New York. He has also been an admirer and passionate student of Bobby Jones since first picking up a golf club.

He serves on numerous boards and has various business interests in the US and China. Presently, he is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Rose Rock Capital. He also serves as a consultant and advisor for a number of emerging companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, commercial banking, renewable energy and asset management

He serves on the Board of Direction of Project Enterprise in New York, the Board of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the YNCA-YWCA Camping Services Council. He has been a member of the Advisory Board at CEO America, Inc. since February 2006.

He is the Executive Chairman of SixRock Group, LLC, a golf, resort and residential development company with his son, Christian Rockefeller, nephew Sebastian Gumina, and Wayne Morrison.

Mr. Rockefeller received his Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University.

WAYNE MORRISON

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wayne is a member of Merion Golf Club where he serves as the club’s archivist.  A passionate student of classic golf course architecture, Wayne is a member of the USGA Museum Committee and is a Founding Member of the USGA Golf Architecture Archive. Of course, it is at Merion in 1930 where Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam.

His currently serves as CEO of the SixRock Group, LLC, a company he founded with Steven C. Rockefeller, Jr., to develop elite real estate and golf courses in the US, Europe and Asia. SixRock often acts as the managing member, providing a scope of services to the developers and owners. The company integrates modern club and resort models with the time-tested design and aesthetics of classic era golf courses.

Wayne has 35 years of experience in finance, leadership, entrepreneurship, capital markets, asset management and sports and leisure real estate development. Prior to 2017, Mr. Morrison was the founder and President of SRGD, LLC, a sports and leisure development company with projects in Tianjin and Chengde in the Peoples Republic of China.   

Wayne is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and resides in Haverford, Pennsylvania with his wife Sue and their two sons.  

GEORGE SERTL

Atlanta, Georgia

George is a member of Atlanta Country Club and avid golfer. He played on his college golf team at the University of Richmond and one of his sons, Owen, is currently a member of the Georgia State University golf team. Golf is an integral part of the Sertl family.

He worked six years for Schwartz Investment Counsel followed by serving as a portfolio manager and managing director for Artisan Partners for 18 years. At Artisan, his group managed three award-winning mutual funds as well as separate institutional accounts, investing in hundreds of businesses across many sectors. Today, George manages investments through his family office in Atlanta, Georgia.

George resides in Atlanta with his wife Alayne and five children. The family is actively involved in many philanthropic and charitable activities including supporting the American Junior Golf Association and Evans Scholarships.

George is holds Master’s in Economics degree from St. Louis University.

MARIAH STACKHOUSE

Atlanta, Georgia

Mariah is a member of the LPGA Tour where she hopes to be the first African-American woman to win a tournament.

Her list of achievements are extraordinary: Stanford graduate and NCAA team champion, lowest score in NCAA history (61), Curtis Cup team member, 4-time All American, more than 100 wins as a junior golfer, and appearances on 60 Minutes and Good Morning America. She was also mentored by and is a good friend of a certain professor at Stanford – former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Mariah is a rare leader, role model, and champion. The fact that she happens to be African-American is something for others to dwell on. Mariah is too busy achieving.

Bobby Jones Links seeks her counsel on the Millennial’s perspective on the game and how we can better serve and grow this important segment of the game of golf.

TIM ROSAFORTE

Jupiter, Florida 

A veteran writer and Golf Channel broadcast team member, Tim has covered nearly 140 major championships and 15 Ryder Cups since the early 1980s. He has been honored with more than 40 writing awards during his career, including first place in the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) magazine in each of the four major categories: feature, column, event coverage and special projects.

In 2014, Rosaforte received the “PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism” for his contribution to the game. He also is the author of three books: Raising the Bar: The Championship Years of Tiger WoodsHeartbreak Hill: The Anatomy of a Ryder Cup; and Tiger Woods: The Making of a Champion. He has covered golf for Sports IllustratedGolf DigestGolf Illustrated and Links Magazine, as well as several Florida newspapers.

A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Rosaforte resides in Jupiter, Fla., with his wife, Genevive, and has two daughters, Genna and Molly.

BILLY ANDRADE

PGA Champions Tour

Billy currently plays on the PGA Champions Tour

A graduate of Wake Forest University, Billy has a long list of accomplishments including leading the Demon Deacons to an NCAA Championship, playing on the Walker Cup, and four PGA Tour wins. In 2014, when he turned 50 years old, Billy joined the Champions Tour due to his career earnings and multiple victories on the PGA Tour.

Billy is also an active contributor to charity. He and fellow PGA Tour professional Brad Faxon received the Golf Writers of America’s 1999 Charlie Bartlett Award for their “unselfish contributions to society,” and the American Heart Association’s 2002 Gold Heart Award in recognition of their charity efforts. Together, they run Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon Charities for Children, Inc., a non-profit organization that, as of 2005, has donated over $3 million to needy children in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. Every fall Billy and PGA Tour player Stewart Cink co-host the East Lake Invitational held at East Lake Golf Club, where Bobby Jones learned to play golf.

Billy resides in Atlanta, with his wife, Jody, and their children Cameron and Grace

BOARD OF ADVISORS

We are very grateful that the following diverse group, all lovers of the game of golf and Bobby Jones, have joined our Board Advisors to provide us with ideas on how to grow the game, share the new ideas and the trends they are seeing, and assist us in being the best club operator in the business.

STEVE C. ROCKEFELLER, JR.

Pleasantville, NY

WAYNE MORRISON

Philadelphia, PA

GEORGE
SERTL

Atlanta, GA

MARIAH STACKHOUSE

Atlanta, GA

TIM
ROSAFORTE

Jupiter, FL

BILLY
ANDRADE

PGA Champions Tour

Whitney Crouse | Founding Partner

Once a consultant with Accenture and a Rice University graduate, Whitney is a long-time member of the PGA of America who is an entrepreneur at heart. He is also a former member of Merion Golf Club where he joined as one of the youngest members of this historic club where Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam.

Whitney began his golf career managing resort properties on Hilton Head Island. For the past twenty years, he has been developing, building, and managing golf properties and is the co-founder of Bobby Jones Links. He has written for Golf Digest, published two golf books, and is a Past President of the Georgia Golf Course Owners Association.

He is an avid traveler, reader, cyclist, and golfer and totally relates to the famous Bobby Jones quote that “no putt is too short to be despised.”

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Steve Willy | Founding Partner

A standout athlete in baseball, football, and basketball, Steve chose golf before all others. He is now a PGA member with twenty-five years of experience managing all types of golf clubs in every region of the United States.

Before founding Bobby Jones Links, Steve was Director of Operations for Evergreen Alliance Golf Ltd. While at Evergreen, Steve was responsible for the management and operation of sixteen different facilities, including resort, daily fee, semi-private and private clubs while helping the company grow from five to 40 golf courses.

Steve is extremely experienced in the day-to-day operations of golf facilities and oversees all of Bobby Jones Link’s operations. He holds the team accountable to uphold Bobby Jones Links’ high standards of service to others and club performance.

He is a fanatical sports fan and has a good reason to be: his son was once an NFL quarterback and now plays in the CFL.

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Hud Hinton | Founding Partner

Before co-founding Bobby Jones Links, Hud was the former Chief Executive Officer of Troon Golf, overseeing its growth from 25 properties to 150+ clubs in the U.S. and overseas and establishing the

Earlier in his career, Hud served as Executive Vice President for Starwood Hotels & Resorts, responsible for Starwood’s managed and franchised hotels. There he played a key role in updating the Sheraton, Westin, and St. Regis brands, overseeing $2 billion in revenues. Earlier in his hospitality career, Hud was General Manager of two of the most prestigious hotels in the world: the acclaimed Plaza Hotel in New York City and the Mobil 5-Star, AAA 5-Diamond Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix.

Hud is an avid reader and follower of current events. Like his other founding partners, he is a major sports fan. When not focusing on company strategy and the big picture issues, he is busy trying to beat Steve Willy in picking who is going to win today’s game.

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Mark Oldham | V.P. of Development

Mark started his career running professional golf tournaments on the PGA and LPGA Tours, building high level relationships throughout the golf industry.  This led to an introduction to the founding team of the Golf Channel. As a Senior-level executive that launched the Golf Channel cable television network in 1995 with Arnold Palmer, Mark was part of the team that help build the Golf Channel brand and take it from 0 to over 100 million households and build total revenues to over $500 million.  He managed top level strategic partnerships and rights holder relationships with the PGA Tour, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour, LPGA Tour, PGA of America, United States Golf Association, European PGA Tour and Canadian PGA Tour.

Most recently, Mark has worked with technology-based companies in the golf industry.  Calling on national accounts and management companies for Tagmarshal, golf course intelligence and pace of play technology, and Teesnap, a cloud-based point of sale, tee sheet and golf management system. 

Mark is a graduate of Wake Forest University but is surrounded by family with Auburn University ties.  He loves all sports, is an avid sports fan and loves spending time with his family. As with all other members of the Bobby Jones Links team, he deeply believes and is committed to the company purpose to “make a difference. “

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W. Douglas White  | New Business Development Partner

A graduate of the University of South Carolina’s Hospitality program, Douglas has been privileged to be involved in more than 400 clubs throughout the U.S.

Douglas began his career began at Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island, is formerly an executive with Club Operations and Property Management (a firm he established), and Billy Casper Golf. While at Casper, he was responsible for transforming the company from primarily a municipal and daily fee operator to one that included numerous managed private clubs under the Casper Signature brand.

Douglas is a seasoned club executive with more than 25 years’ experience in the ownership, development, and management of private clubs and resorts.  In addition to being a Bobby Jones Links partner, he is the founder of Links Asset Trust, an investment fund targeting private clubs.

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Frank Denniston  | New Business Development Partner

Frank is a highly experienced hospitality professional who has a proven commitment to high quality and industry leading hospitality operations. Educated at Johnson & Wales University, he has worked for more than three decades in all facets of the industry, including holding executive positions at Western Golf and Billy Casper Golf.

In his early career, Frank held a variety of management positions within many national and boutique club and resort organizations. Throughout his career, he set new standards in the industry for positioning and concepting management standards and the leadership of field operations at more than 500 properties located in more than 40 states throughout North America. His has extensive experience in all phases of operations including food and beverage, membership, programming and the administration of yield and financial management in regard to operations analysis and improvement implementation.

Frank is a Bobby Jones Links partner and along with Douglas White is founder of Links Asset Trust, an investment fund targeting private clubs.

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Kaitlin Looby  | Partner & V.P of Sales and Marketing

Prior to joining Bobby Jones Links, Kaitlin worked as a marketing specialist for the Tampa Bay Lightning and Tampa Bay Storm sports franchises. Her experience also includes work for Fore Georgia, the official news publication of the Georgia PGA.

Kaitlin is a graduate of The University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing where she helped earn her chapter numerous awards including a “National Award of Excellence”. With experience in many realms of marketing including media buying, event promotion, public relations, and budget and project management, Kaitlin maximizes the employment of our advertising budgets. She is also Bobby Jones Links expert in club membership sales, designing and implementing our proven sales system.

Kaitlin is a Georgia Bulldog, so when not at work, she’s at the game, thinking of the next game, or getting ready for next season.

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Amy Anderson Willy  | Partner & Chief Financial Officer

Amy serves as our Chief Financial Officer, overseeing our company’s accounting, finance, banking, and audit procedures and designing the same systems for each of our client clubs.

Prior to joining Bobby Jones Links, she established and then managed the accounting department for two other large golf management companies. Armed with an accounting degree, Amy is extremely knowledgeable in the areas of golf course and country club accounting, point-of-sale systems, government compliance and tax issues, and audit procedures.

When not working too much, Amy’s hobby is an entrepreneurial clothing business she started called Urbanity.

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Tom Ridge  | Partner & V.P. of Operations

Prior to joining Bobby Jones Links, Tom was an award-winning General Manager with American Golf Corporation. While there, he managed many clubs, including the four City of Atlanta municipal golf courses. The company named him Manager of the Year for his remarkable work at mastering the process of maximizing a club’s financial performance.

Tom’s expertise lies in developing strategies that both drive top line revenue and find efficiencies and savings on the cost side of the equation. He is our profitability expert. Tom is skilled in all departments of club management including forecasting, developing budgets and creating a positive atmosphere for our company members.

Known for his sharp wit and love of his large family, Tom loves to follow all professional sports.

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Gautam Patankar  | Partner & V.P. of Operations

Gautam (pronounced GoTom) is a very experienced club operator, having managed several high-end private and semi-private clubs prior to joining Bobby Jones Links.

A graduate of Rutgers University and inducted to his golf team’s hall of fame, Gautam’s is a master at transforming our clubs from being just a golf and dining venue to something more relevant and enjoyable by adding a multitude of creative and new programming for all ages. He is an outstanding team builder and a favorite with our members and customers. Gautam is also Bobby Jones Links customer service training leader.

Gautam makes certain that not one staff meeting goes by at Bobby Jones Links without breaking it up with a laughter.

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Keith Haslam | European Management Partner

A leisure and tourism management graduate (BA Hons) from Sheffield Hallam University, Keith has 25 years’ experience in the golf resort and club development and management business. He began his career at the world-famous Gleneagles Resort in Scotland before joining Braemar in 2003. Since then, he has advised, constructed and managed golf course projects on five continents and in countries such as Cuba, Russia, China, Fiji, Bahrain, Spain, Portugal and the Home of Golf, St Andrews.

Keith expertise is in all phases of club development and management including feasibility, concept and design, business planning, construction, pre-opening and ongoing operations.

Bremar is Mosaic’s partner in Asia and Europe.

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Kyle MacDonald | V.P. of Agronomy and Construction

Prior to joining Bobby Jones Links, Kyle worked as the superintendent  or assistant superintendent at some of the prestigious private clubs including The Waterfall Club, Hawks Ridge Golf Club, St. Ives CC, and Atlanta Athletic Club. Most recently, he oversaw the construction and grown-in of the new golf course at the historic Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta, a $30 million total renovation that was has received worldwide attention and acclaim by all the major golf media, including a feature story on the Golf Channel.

A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in agronomy and turf management, Kyle is one of the most popular and highly regarded superintendents in the southeast.  His special talent to grow grass, work within our client’s budgets, and renovate golf courses, make him an asset Bobby Jones Link’s customers. Kyle shares best practices with our other company superintendents and works with our procurement team to get the very best pricing for equipment and supplies.

Kyle and his wife Jillian live in Atlanta.  They have no children yet, but do have Rugby, their English Setter, who is often seen making a nose down turf inspection at a Bobby Jones Links golf course.

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Phone 404-355-1009

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Lucretia Duba  | Partner & Company Controller

Lucretia is a graduate of Georgia State University where she earned a Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting. An avid numbers lover and one of the most popular company members, Lucretia is known as being the last to leave the office daily. She’s an expert in club accounting, banking procedures, compliance and controls, and how information flows between our clubs and Bobby Jones Links’ accounting department.

Before joining Bobby Jones Links, she worked in residential construction managing and overseeing all financial aspects of a regional company. Prior to that she was the vice president and controller of an oil analysis company where she established new systems and controls and managed the accounting and human resource departments.

When not at work, Lucretia’s passion is high school football. Her son is a coach of a winning team near our office.

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Phone 678-679-0523

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Suzanne Guinn  | Principal & V.P. of Human Resources

Suzanne is a graduate of The University of Alabama where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration.

Before joining Bobby Jones Links, Suzanne acquired more than a decade of experience in human resources and payroll systems. Suzanne has managed domestic and international human resource programs and services, including comprehensive benefits planning, streamlining payroll processes and implementing ERP systems.

She is committed to Bobby Jones Links’ core values and company purpose to make a difference, striving to create a work environment and culture where employees can reach their full potential, have fun, and continuously make a difference as well.

Suzanne is a “roll tide” fanatic surrounded by a lot of Georgia Bulldogs, which makes for some interesting conversations in our office.

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Phone 678-679-0523

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Gloria Mendoza | Insurance Specialist

Gloria is a graduate of Nova Southeastern University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance.

Prior to joining Bobby Jones Links, Gloria has a decade of experience encompassing all aspects of payroll and benefits administration in the greater Atlanta area. Gloria is also a current member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), a professional human resources membership association providing resources to serve the needs of HR professionals and improve human resource management. Gloria is responsible for our HRIS and payroll system, in addition to providing support to all our clubs.

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Phone 678-679-0523

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STEVE C. ROCKEFELLER, JR. | Pleasantville, New York

Steve’s love of golf began when he learned to play golf at the family’s golf course designed by William Flynn at Kykuit, John D. Rockefeller’s estate in the Hudson Valley in New York. He has also been an admirer and passionate student of Bobby Jones since first picking up a golf club.

He serves on numerous boards and has various business interests in the US and China. Presently, he is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Rose Rock Capital. He also serves as a consultant and advisor for a number of emerging companies in a variety of industries, including real estate, commercial banking, renewable energy and asset management

He serves on the Board of Direction of Project Enterprise in New York, the Board of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and the YNCA-YWCA Camping Services Council. He has been a member of the Advisory Board at CEO America, Inc. since February 2006.

He is the Executive Chairman of SixRock Group, LLC, a golf, resort and residential development company with his son, Christian Rockefeller, nephew Sebastian Gumina, and Wayne Morrison.

Mr. Rockefeller received his Master’s degree in Public and Private Management from Yale University and a Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University.

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WAYNE MORRISON | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wayne is a member of Merion Golf Club where he serves as the club’s archivist.  A passionate student of classic golf course architecture, Wayne is a member of the USGA Museum Committee and is a Founding Member of the USGA Golf Architecture Archive. Of course, it is at Merion in 1930 where Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam.

His currently serves as CEO of the SixRock Group, LLC, a company he founded with Steven C. Rockefeller, Jr., to develop elite real estate and golf courses in the US, Europe and Asia. SixRock often acts as the managing member, providing a scope of services to the developers and owners. The company integrates modern club and resort models with the time-tested design and aesthetics of classic era golf courses.

Wayne has 35 years of experience in finance, leadership, entrepreneurship, capital markets, asset management and sports and leisure real estate development. Prior to 2017, Mr. Morrison was the founder and President of SRGD, LLC, a sports and leisure development company with projects in Tianjin and Chengde in the Peoples Republic of China.   

Wayne is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and resides in Haverford, Pennsylvania with his wife Sue and their two sons.  

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GEORGE SERTL | Atlanta, Georgia

George is a member of Atlanta Country Club and avid golfer. He played on his college golf team at the University of Richmond and one of his sons, Owen, is currently a member of the Georgia State University golf team. Golf is an integral part of the Sertl family.

He worked six years for Schwartz Investment Counsel followed by serving as a portfolio manager and managing director for Artisan Partners for 18 years. At Artisan, his group managed three award-winning mutual funds as well as separate institutional accounts, investing in hundreds of businesses across many sectors. Today, George manages investments through his family office in Atlanta, Georgia.

George resides in Atlanta with his wife Alayne and five children. The family is actively involved in many philanthropic and charitable activities including supporting the American Junior Golf Association and Evans Scholarships.

George hold a BA degree in economics and history from the University of Richmond and a Master’s in Economics from St. Louis University. 

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MARIAH STACKHOUSE | Atlanta, Georgia

Mariah is a member of the LPGA Tour where she hopes to be the first African-American woman to win a tournament.

Her list of achievements are extraordinary: Stanford graduate and NCAA team champion, lowest score in NCAA history (61), Curtis Cup team member, 4-time All American, more than 100 wins as a junior golfer, and appearances on 60 Minutes and Good Morning America. She was also mentored by and is a good friend of a certain professor at Stanford – former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

Mariah is a rare leader, role model, and champion. The fact that she happens to be African-American is something for others to dwell on. Mariah is too busy achieving.

Bobby Jones Links seeks her counsel on the Millennial’s perspective on the game and how we can better serve and grow this important segment of the game of golf.

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TIM ROSAFORTE | Jupiter, Florida 

A veteran writer and Golf Channel broadcast team member, Tim has covered nearly 140 major championships and 15 Ryder Cups since the early 1980s. He has been honored with more than 40 writing awards during his career, including first place in the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA) magazine in each of the four major categories: feature, column, event coverage and special projects.

In 2014, Rosaforte received the “PGA Lifetime Achievement Award in Journalism” for his contribution to the game. He also is the author of three books: Raising the Bar: The Championship Years of Tiger WoodsHeartbreak Hill: The Anatomy of a Ryder Cup; and Tiger Woods: The Making of a Champion. He has covered golf for Sports IllustratedGolf DigestGolf Illustrated and Links Magazine, as well as several Florida newspapers.

A graduate of the University of Rhode Island, Rosaforte resides in Jupiter, Fla., with his wife, Genevive, and has two daughters, Genna and Molly.

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BILLY ANDRADE | PGA Champions Tour

Billy currently plays on the PGA Champions Tour.

A graduate of Wake Forest University, Billy has a long list of accomplishments including leading the Demon Deacons to an NCAA Championship, playing on the Walker Cup, and four PGA Tour wins. In 2014, when he turned 50 years old, Billy joined the Champions Tour due to his career earnings and multiple victories on the PGA Tour.

Billy is also an active contributor to charity. He and fellow PGA Tour professional Brad Faxon received the Golf Writers of America’s 1999 Charlie Bartlett Award for their “unselfish contributions to society,” and the American Heart Association’s 2002 Gold Heart Award in recognition of their charity efforts. Together, they run Billy Andrade/Brad Faxon Charities for Children, Inc., a non-profit organization that, as of 2005, has donated over $3 million to needy children in Rhode Island and southern Massachusetts. Every fall Billy and PGA Tour player Stewart Cink co-host the East Lake Invitational held at East Lake Golf Club, where Bobby Jones learned to play golf.

Billy resides in Atlanta, with his wife, Jody, and their children Cameron and Grace.

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