ATLANTA, GA – Bobby Jones Links, an Atlanta-based club management and advisory services company, welcomes Ken Nicholas as Vice President of Operations.
Ken comes to Bobby Jones Links with more than 20 years of club management experience in the St. Louis, Chicago, Wichita, Philadelphia, and New York markets. He most recently served as a Regional Manager for ClubCorp where he was responsible for oversight of several private clubs in New York and Pennsylvania. Before his six-year tenure with ClubCorp, Ken spent 16-years with American Golf where he served in various leadership roles. Ken will oversee select clubs in Bobby Jones Links’ portfolio leveraging his extensive experience in operations, food and beverage, and creating memorable customer and member experiences.
“These last two years have been an incredibly exciting time for us with expansion into new markets with the addition of clients in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Minnesota,” said Steve Willy, Founding Partner of Bobby Jones Links. “Ken brings a wealth of expertise, especially in private clubs and premier daily fee properties, and we are delighted he has joined our team as we continue to provide the best solutions for our clubs and clients.”
“Bobby Jones Links’ entrepreneurial spirit and boutique size afford the ability to tailor services to the individual needs of clients,” said Nicholas. “Their hyper-focus on associate training and development is a game-changer, especially during these times when attracting and retaining staff is so important.”
Ken Nicholas is a graduate of Indiana University with a degree in Business Economics. He has been married to his wife Keely for 27 years with two children, Haley and Alex.
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.