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A Modern Company
with historic Roots

Welcome to bobby jones links

We don’t pretend we will ever be in Bobby Jones’ league – such rarified air – but like Jones, we intend to blaze a trail in our own way and in his name. We have an all-star team of highly experienced club management professionals to make a difference for our clients and associates first. We know now after years at this craft that if we succeed in doing this, success follow.
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Your Leadership Team

This is the leadership team making a difference. With collective experience at hundreds of clubs, we can manage any club, anywhere. Supporting them are more than 2,500 Bobby Jones Links associates at our properties.
Whitney Crouse
Founding Partner
Whitney Crouse
Founding Partner
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Whitney Crouse
Founding Partner

Whitney is the visionary and idea generator for Bobby Jones Links. A Rice University graduate, he is a PGA and CMAA member who is an entrepreneur at heart. He is 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 25 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 relates to the famous Bobby Jones quote, "no putt is too short to be despised.”

Steve Willy
Founding Partner
Steve Willy
Founding Partner
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Steve Willy
Founding Partner

Steve is the chief operating officer of our company, holding our leadership teams accountable for our high standards of service, performance, and profitability. A standout athlete in baseball, football, and basketball, Steve chose golf over all others. He is a PGA member with thirty years of experience managing clubs in every region of the United States and working with numerous private club boards. Before co-founding Bobby Jones Links, Steve was Director of Operations for Evergreen Alliance Golf Ltd, where he managed sixteen facilities, including resort, daily fee, semi-private and private clubs. He is a fanatical sports fan and has a good reason to be - his son was once a backup NFL quarterback for Peyton Manning.

Hud Hinton
Partner
Hud Hinton
Partner
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Hud Hinton
Partner

Hud is a former CEO of Troon Golf who now provides guidance and strategic advice to our company and clients. Before joining Troon and helping it grow to over 150 clubs, Hud served as Executive Vice-President for Starwood Hotels and Resorts, responsible for Starwood’s managed and franchised hotels. He played a crucial 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 Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix. Hud is an avid reader and follower of current events. Like his other Bobby Jones Links’ partners, he is a major sports fan.

Nicole Brook
Partner and Chief Financial Officer
Nicole Brook
Partner and Chief Financial Officer
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Nicole Brook
Partner and Chief Financial Officer

With a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Business Administration Degree in Finance, Nicole manages our finance, accounting, banking, audit, and software systems. Before joining Bobby Jones Links, she served as the Chief Financial Officer for Leisure Financial Group, a mortgage brokerage firm specializing in golf course and specialty real estate loans. Before that, Nicole was part of the senior management team at Textron Financial's golf lending division, where she assisted in underwriting over $6 billion of golf course and equipment loans and oversaw the ownership of a significant number of golf courses for this publicly traded company. In Nicole’s spare time, she is an avid sports fan who can’t abandon her New England roots as she cheers on the Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots.

Amy Willy
Partner and V.P. of Accounting and System
Amy Willy
Partner and V.P. of Accounting and System
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Amy Willy
Partner and V.P. of Accounting and System

Amy manages our company’s accounting, finance, banking, and audit procedures and designs the same systems for each client club. Before joining Bobby Jones Links, she established and managed the accounting department for two other large golf management companies. Armed with an accounting degree, Amy is highly knowledgeable in golf course and country club accounting, point-of-sale systems, government compliance and tax issues, and audit procedures. When Amy is not working, she spends her time as a personal trainer and loves everything about fitness.

Lucretia Duba
Partner and V.P. of Finance
Lucretia Duba
Partner and V.P. of Finance
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Lucretia Duba
Partner and V.P. of Finance

Lucretia manages our club accounting, banking procedures, compliance and controls, and how information flows between our properties and our Club Support Center in Atlanta. Lucretia graduated from Georgia State University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. An avid numbers lover and one of the most popular company members, she worked in residential construction, managing and overseeing all financial aspects of a large company. Before that, she was a V.P. and Controller of an oil analysis company where she developed 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 former standout player and is now a winning team coach.

Doug Hellman
Partner and President of New Business Development
Doug Hellman
Partner and President of New Business Development
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Doug Hellman
Partner and President of New Business Development

Doug spearheads the company’s strategic growth initiatives and leads our business development team to grow our managed portfolio of private, daily fee, public agency, and resort golf courses. He has 30 years of experience in golf course design, development, and third-party management. Before joining Bobby Jones Links, Doug was a senior officer at KemperSports and a Managing Director at ClubCorp. Doug earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut and graduate degrees from the University of Massachusetts. A resident of Naples, Florida, Doug enjoys traveling when not spending time with his two grown children.

Thomas Fowler
New Business Development Associate
Thomas Fowler
New Business Development Associate
678-679-0523 ext. 331
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Thomas Fowler
New Business Development Associate

Thomas assesses new opportunities and develops relationships with potential Bobby Jones Links clients. He joined our team with six years of golf operations and business development experience. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Thomas majored in marketing with a concentration in PGA Golf Management. Before joining Bobby Jones Links, Thomas gained considerable operational experience working at Brookstone Golf and Country Club in Georgia and the Woodhaven Country Club in California. His experience also includes business development positions at MURAL and Infopact Analytics. Thomas enjoys spending time with his wife Audrey and playing golf. You will find Thomas enjoying the outdoors and cheering on his favorite sports teams when away from the office.

Gautam Patankar
Partner and V.P. Employee and Customer Experiences
Gautam Patankar
Partner and V.P. Employee and Customer Experiences
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Gautam Patankar
Partner and V.P. Employee and Customer Experiences

Gautam is the steward of our company’s and clubs’ service cultures, training our associates to offer memorable customer and member experiences. While he is a very experienced club operator, having managed several high-end private and semi-private clubs before joining Bobby Jones Links, Gautam’s true passion is teaching leadership skills and coaching frontline teams on how important they are to a club’s success. A graduate of Rutgers University, where he played on the golf team, Gautam serves as Director of Jones University, our education and training division. He also ensures that no staff meeting goes by at Bobby Jones Links without breaking it up with laughter.

Mike Nolen
Partner and V.P. of Operations
Mike Nolen
Partner and V.P. of Operations
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Mike Nolen
Partner and V.P. of Operations

Mike oversees Bobby Jones Links clubs, keeping our club leaders accountable for upholding our high service standards to others and their club’s performance. He has a history of successfully managing and improving club operations. Educated at the University of Texas at El Paso, he spent seven years in the Air Force as an intelligence analyst before turning his passion for details to the club and hospitality industry. Before joining Bobby Jones Links, Mike held positions as General Manager, Regional Manager, and Vice President for three large management companies. He’s earned a General Manager of the Year award numerous times. Mike's strength is knowing all facets of the club operations while not losing sight that, ultimately, service drives revenues and customer loyalty. Mike is an avid golfer, a fan of all sports, and is passionate about visiting our nation’s national parks.

Ken Nicolas
V.P. of Operations
Ken Nicolas
V.P. of Operations
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Ken Nicolas
V.P. of Operations

Ken oversees Bobby Jones Links clubs, keeping our club leaders accountable for upholding our high service standards to others and their club’s performance. Before joining Bobby Jones Links with 30 years of club management experience, Ken operated private, resort, and daily fee clubs in St. Louis, Chicago, Wichita, Philadelphia, and New York. He most recently worked for ClubCorp as a Regional Manager for a pod of their private clubs. A graduate of Indiana University with a degree in business economics, Ken brings expertise in every area of operations to our clients’ clubs. When not leading his club teams, Ken enjoys time with his family at the beach and playing golf. He is an avid sports fan and supports the teams of his hometown of St. Louis.

Brad Parker
Regional Manager of Operations
Brad Parker
Regional Manager of Operations
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Brad Parker
Regional Manager of Operations

Brad serves as a General Manager of Patriots Point Links in Charleston, South Carolina, and as a Regional Manager of Operations for Bobby Jones Links. He brings 25 years of experience in club management with him. While he has expertise in all aspects of club operations, Brad excels in creating great team cultures and offering superb customer service. He embodies the integrity and service focus of Bobby Jones, exemplifies each of our 17 service standards, and flies the Bobby Jones flag with pride. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Mercyhurst University and has a wife and two daughters who are all passionate about dance.

Josh Deal
Vice President of Operations
Josh Deal
Vice President of Operations
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Josh Deal
Vice President of Operations

Josh oversees Bobby Jones Links clubs, keeping our club leaders accountable for upholding our high service standards to others and their club’s performance. Josh is a PGA member and currently serves as Vice-President of the Georgia PGA Section. He has broad experience in the industry, including resort, private, and daily fee clubs. This includes such notable properties as Grayhawk Golf Club in Arizona, New Haven Country Club in Connecticut, and The Manor Golf and Country Club in Georgia. A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Josh excels at all aspects of club operations yet is particularly adept at revenue maximization, customer service, membership growth and management, marketing, club software systems, and associate development. Joshua was named Bobby Jones Links’ Professional of the Year in 2018.

Mike Riddle
Regional Manager of Operations
Mike Riddle
Regional Manager of Operations
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Mike Riddle
Regional Manager of Operations

Mike began his club management career in Pinehurst, North Carolina, after graduating from Methodist University with a degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Professional Golf Management. After spending ten years in Pinehurst managing clubs, Mike and his family moved to the Charlotte area, where he has worked for 20 years in public, semi-private, and private golf club management. Mike’s areas of expertise are business strategy, long-range planning, membership sales, merchandising, food and beverage, event planning, and budgeting. In addition to being a golf enthusiast, Mike is a big fan of his hometown Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Panthers.

Amy Buchanan
Partner and V.P. of Sales and Marketing
Amy Buchanan
Partner and V.P. of Sales and Marketing
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Amy Buchanan
Partner and V.P. of Sales and Marketing

Amy is a master at membership sales, marketing, and retention for our clients, overseeing our club membership sales teams and programs and delivering remarkable results. Before joining Bobby Jones Links and while working with ClubCorp, she played an integral role in launching new membership products and promoting more than $20 million in renovation projects. Amy is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and concentration in marketing, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Reinhardt University. When not at work, she enjoys attending local sporting events and trying new restaurants with her son and husband.

Greg Kuffner
Partner and Digital Marketing Director
Greg Kuffner
Partner and Digital Marketing Director
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Greg Kuffner
Partner and Digital Marketing Director

Greg manages all things digital for our clients, designing and overseeing some of the industry's most successful club social media campaigns. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Sports Administration, he comes from a club operations background, working at the famed Forest Hills Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, before joining Bobby Jones Links. Before that, Greg worked on the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour and with the University of Cincinnati Athletic Department, managing social media accounts and public relations. Greg is a huge sports fan and is always watching his favorite teams. As with all other Bobby Jones Links team members, Greg deeply believes and is committed to our core purpose - making a difference.

Katie Lentine
Partner and Director of Marketing
Katie Lentine
Partner and Director of Marketing
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Katie Lentine
Partner and Director of Marketing

Katie designs and oversees the robust sales and marketing campaigns for Bobby Jones Links clubs. She joined our team with considerable brand management experience, working with Fanatics and supporting some of the country's most recognizable colleges and universities. Her prior experience includes working at the PGA Tour through their consumer products. Katie is a graduate of Roanoke College with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a concentration in marketing. She enjoys running half marathons, traveling extensively, and attending football games. She fully believes in the Bobby Jones Links’ core purpose of making a difference and strives to do just that daily.

Suzanne Guinn
Partner and V.P. of Human Resources
Suzanne Guinn
Partner and V.P. of Human Resources
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Suzanne Guinn
Partner and V.P. of Human Resources

Suzanne develops and leads the policies, activities, and staff of our Human Resource department, ensuring legal compliance and implementation of our talent strategy. She graduated from The University of Alabama, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration. Before joining Bobby Jones Links, Suzanne acquired a decade of experience in human resources and payroll systems, managing 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 our company's purpose to make a difference, striving to create a work environment and culture where employees can reach their full potential. Suzanne is a “roll tide” fanatic surrounded by many Georgia Bulldogs, which makes for some interesting conversations in our office.

Gloria Mendoza
Payroll and Insurance Specialist
Gloria Mendoza
Payroll and Insurance Specialist
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Gloria Mendoza
Payroll and Insurance Specialist

Gloria manages our club payroll and insurance systems. She has extensive experience encompassing all aspects of payroll and benefits administration. Gloria is responsible for our human resources and payroll systems, providing support to our clubs. Gloria graduated from Nova Southeastern University, earning a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance, and has 20 years of experience in all things related to payroll, benefits, and human resources.

Kyle Macdonald
V.P. of Agronomy and Construction
Kyle Macdonald
V.P. of Agronomy and Construction
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Kyle Macdonald
V.P. of Agronomy and Construction

Kyle oversees the golf course maintenance and construction best practices for Bobby Jones Links’ golf courses. Before joining Bobby Jones Links, Kyle has worked as the superintendent or assistant superintendent at prestigious private clubs, including 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. This $30 million total renovation has received worldwide attention and acclaim from all the major golf media. A graduate of Auburn University with a degree in agronomy and turf management, he shares best practices with our other company superintendents. He works with our procurement team to get the best pricing for equipment and supplies. Kyle and his wife Jillian live in Atlanta with Rugby, their English Setter, who is often seen making a nose-down turf inspection at a Bobby Jones Links golf course.

Jason Kuiper
Director of Grand Slam Golf Academies
Jason Kuiper
Director of Grand Slam Golf Academies
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Jason Kuiper
Director of Grand Slam Golf Academies

Jason coordinates the Grand Slam golf instruction programs offered by Bobby Jones Links. He is one of the most highly regarded golf instructors in the U.S., proficient in traditional and technology-driven golf instruction. He is the Director of Instruction for Bobby Jones Links’ Grand Slam Golf academies designing programs and sharing best practices while ensuring Bobby Jones Links’ clubs offer first-class instruction. Named a U.S. Kids Golf Top 50 Instructor, Jason is based at Bobby Jones Golf Course in Atlanta, where he oversees one of the nation's largest and most diverse golf instruction programs with our 2,000 junior participants. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Moravian College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the Millersville University of Pennsylvania.

Ray Whitlock
Director of Culinary Experience
Ray Whitlock
Director of Culinary Experience
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Ray Whitlock
Director of Culinary Experience

Chef Ray’s passion is working with Bobby Jones Links’ teams to create compelling and sustainable culinary programs tailored to each client and club. His diverse experience includes great restaurants, museums, clubs, and silver screen movie productions, where he developed the skills to please every type of guest. Ray started cooking at an early age and landed his first chef role at the age of 22 working for one of the country’s top restaurateurs Kevin Boehm and noted chef Scott Alderson. Some highlights of Rays career are working for the M Street and Tomkats restaurant groups as well as the Bridgestone arena in Nashville. Ray believes the magic happens when our culinary teams learn our customers and members desires and then use our skills to offer them the all-around culinary experience and service that will make them come back for more. Beyond cooking, he loves to eat at hole-in-the wall ethnic restaurants, gardening, visiting breweries, and most importantly, time with his beautiful wife, Natalie, three sons, and a pug.

Scott Ferrell
V.P. of Client Relations
Scott Ferrell
V.P. of Client Relations
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Scott Ferrell
V.P. of Client Relations

Scott is a 30-year golf industry veteran, having served long stints with the Gary Player Group and the PGA TOUR’s TPC Network. As President of Gary Player Design, Scott traveled the globe to enhance that brand, negotiating golf course design contracts in over 25 countries. He particularly enjoyed being exposed to the cultures of Morocco, India, Vietnam, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Notably, Scott served on the Board of OnLink, a golf course management software platform that was sold to John Deere Golf in 2019. Scott is tasked with helping Bobby Jones Links grow at the right pace and with properties that fit the BJL culture. Scott is a proud graduate of Wake Forest, where he served on the inaugural Athletic Advisory Board. Scott also enjoys serving on the Board of the First Tee Upstate South Carolina. Through it all, Scott is still a very avid golfer, having started playing at age 7. He loves his occasional golf trips with college friends and others he’s met along the way. He also enjoys taking his wife Annette to visit kids Anna, Austin and Gray, all recent college graduates scattered about the country.

Lisa Owen
Benefits and Insurance Principal
Lisa Owen
Benefits and Insurance Principal
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Lisa Owen
Benefits and Insurance Principal

Lisa is a principal of Bobby Jones Links and is the founding partner and CEO of Core Benefit Solutions, an employee benefits consulting firm in Atlanta with a thorough knowledge of the golf and country club business. She assists employers in establishing and maintaining superior health benefit programs while also creating HR solutions to ease employer administration burdens. Clients appreciate Core Benefit’s understanding of the bottom line and the importance of employee health benefits in recruitment and retention. Lisa speaks at consumer education events and is a member of various leadership organizations such as EO (Entrepreneur's Org), TRUE Network Advisors and the Atlanta Business Leaders Group, as well as a prior Board Member of NAWBO and Vistage member. She has been nominated for Top 40 and Fabulous by Best Self magazine, featured as one of Atlanta’s Women of Power and Influence of The Atlantan magazine. Her firm also received the #1 Healthiest Employer award in their market size in 2018. She enjoys outdoor activities, including biking and hiking, time with her husband Gabe, daughter Eli, and dog Lucy. She is a supporter of local arts and culture and provides community days for her employees to give back to our community

Michael S. Ballew
Risk Management Principal
Michael S. Ballew
Risk Management Principal
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Michael S. Ballew
Risk Management Principal

For twenty years, Michael has served as a principal in Bobby Jones Links as a risk management and insurance specialist. He knows the club industry and its insurance needs better than anyone we know. He is a founding partner of Tanner, Ballew and Maloof, Inc, where he serves as the managing partner of the firm. TBM has been a leader in commercial Insurance for over 25 years and has built a reputation as one of the top Independent commercial insurance agencies in the Southeast. Michael specializes in the technical side of program design and the placement of insurance. He has multiple complex clients from the club, hospitality, and construction industries, and he is well-versed in the development and use of captives and large deductible alternatives. Michael graduated from the University of Georgia with a BBA in Risk Management and Insurance and is a Certified Insurance Counselor and Risk Manager. Michael is a golf and exercise enthusiast and longtime Atlanta sports fan (and sufferer). He and his wife Tracy have two adult children, are active in serving at Buckhead Church, and help mentor newly married couples.

Lori Montgomery
Graphic Design Partner
Lori Montgomery
Graphic Design Partner
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Lori Montgomery
Graphic Design Partner

Lori is a visual designer and art director who has worked with Bobby Jones Links and the golf industry for sixteen years. She is responsible for developing much of our stunning graphics for print, newsletter, and digital promotions for both our firm and our clients. She has a love for branding - finding, distilling and maintaining the visuals that tells a brand’s story. And while she understands and regards the traditions of golf, she brings an entrepreneurial spirit in rethinking its archetypal visuals and communications. She is experienced in developing visual systems from concept to logo to promotion. Lori graduated from the University of Georgia with degrees in Fine Art and Mass Communications. As a new mom, there is little free time that isn’t family time but, when possible, she is an amateur silversmith and linguaphile (currently French and beginning American Sign).

Lori Ors
Graphic Design Partner
Lori Ors
Graphic Design Partner
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Lori Ors
Graphic Design Partner

Lori is a well-seasoned graphic designer and illustrator, working with Bobby Jones Links for eight years, producing some of our most spectacular print and digital work for our clients. In addition to Bobby Jones Links, Lori has significant experience working for such notable brands as Atlanta Magazine, Spanx, Inc., FORE Georgia, Ghost Hunters and DirecTV to name a few. She was also a winner of the 2013 Communication Arts Illustration Annual award for her illustrated piece, “Particle Theory.” Her talents and expertise are far reaching within the design and illustration field - creativity for our club clients’ production work is her passion. She is dedicated to everything she does and believes in keeping an open mind and compassionate heart. Beyond designing, Lori loves practicing yoga and qigong, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, visiting antique shops and volunteering with animal rescue groups.

Board of Advisors

Steve Rockefeller
Philanthropist and Jones Enthusiast
Pleasantville, New York
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Steve Rockefeller
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. He is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Rose Rock Capital. He also serves as a consultant and advisor for several emerging companies in various 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 Pocantico Group, LLC, a golf, resort, and residential development company with his son, Christian Rockefeller, 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.

Mariah Stackhouse
LPGA Professional
Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

George Sertl
Investor and Jones Enthusiast
Atlanta, Georgia
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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.

Wayne Morrison
Merion Golf Club Historian
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Wayne Morrison
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Wayne is a Merion Golf Club member, serving 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. He is also an honorary member of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, another famous venue.

He currently serves as CEO of the Pocantico Group, a company he founded with Steven C. Rockefeller, Jr., to develop elite real estate and golf courses in the US, Europe, and Asia. Pocantico 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. Before 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.

Testimonials

"On behalf of the Bobby Jones family, I highly recommend our management partner, Bobby Jones Links.  As a family, we considered lending our grandfather's name to other organizations over the years. We chose our partner, not because they are the biggest, but because they are the best at what they do.  Bobby Jones Links' experience, combined with their commitment to innovation, excellence, and integrity really won us over. We hope they will win you over, too."

Bob Jones IV
Bobby Jones Grandson

"In my 30 plus years of real estate development, operations and home building I can point to just a handful of companies that I have done business with where I feel I have received more value than I bargained for.  Bobby Jones Links is one of these companies.  Their attention to detail, customer focus and perhaps most importantly, their trustworthiness have made it easy for me and my business partners to employ them again and again."

Mike Langella
Stanley Martin Homes

"Bobby Jones Links has managed our remarkable club for 17 years. To see the company grow has been awesome to watch. The commitment to customer service and training their staff to provide that service is what sets them apart from other companies. Bobby Jones Links is dedicated to improving the experience for the customer every time they step onto a property."

Eddie Canon
Cobb County Georgia

Join us in the March to the 100th Anniversary of the Grand Slam!

In 2030, we will be celebrating the centennial of the Grand Slam. Between now and then, the Jones family and Bobby Jones Links will be hosting special tournaments at many of his major championship courses, travel adventures to Scotland, inter-club matches, and special club events.

At this time, it appears the USGA and R&A will be holding the 2030 national championships at the three of the four courses Bobby won majors at in 1930. Merion Golf Club has been selected for the U.S. Open in 2030. It also appears the R&A will select St. Andrews and Royal Liverpool for their 2030 events, making the time between now and 2030 an exciting time to be a Bobby Jones Links' club.

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