ATLANTA (Jan. 12, 2023) – Bobby Jones Links, an Atlanta-based club management and advisory services company, is proud to announce that its VP of Culture and Coaching, Gautam Patankar, has been selected to speak at The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) Retail Conference on Tuesday, Jan. 24 to share his expertise on building culture and attracting and retaining employees.
The annual AGM Retail Conference brings together the golf industry’s top experts in retail and leadership to share their best business practices and strategies. The event takes place the day before the infamous PGA Show at the Orlando County Convention Center in Florida.
Patankar’s presentation topic is how businesses can create and nurture a culture that attracts and retains employees in today’s labor market. His session will focus specifically on the viability of a positive, employee-first environment. To help attendees plan their experience, the conference has two main tracks, the merchandising track and the management track, and Patankar’s session will be a part of the latter.
“I am very much looking forward to speaking at this year’s AGM Retail Conference and sharing my learnings on something that is so top-of-mind in our industry,” said Gautam Patankar. “At Bobby Jones Links, we are committed to establishing an employee-centric culture throughout our company and our clubs, and it’s awesome to know that I’ll get to reach a new audience who can benefit from the ideas I’m so passionate about.”
The Association of Golf Merchandisers (AGM) is an international, professional association consisting of more than 850 buyer members, 50 student members and over 160 Vendor Partners all dedicated to strengthening the golf merchandising industry. AGM buyer members are responsible for the retail operations at over 1,500 golf shops with annual sales in excess of $800 million.
“We value Gautam’s leadership and insight every day at Bobby Jones Links, and we’re thrilled to have him representing us at the AGM Retail Conference,” said Doug Hellman, President of Business Development. “This conference and AGM in general recruit speakers who are not only knowledgeable but true experts in their field. We’re excited to be a part of the conversation and immensely proud of Gautam for having been chosen for this opportunity.”
To learn more about Bobby Jones Links’ leadership and their recent achievements, visit www.bobbyjoneslinks.com.
The principals of Bobby Jones Links own the company - we are not driven by investor expectations or private equity pressure. The benefit to you is happier associates and long-term thinking.
As a result, we don’t leverage our operational leadership across too many clubs. And unlike many companies in our business, we don’t require long-term management agreements with large breakup fees. If you like what we do, you’ll keep us. For more than two decades our clients have renewed our management services more than any other company.