We are Bobby Jones

Bobby Jones Grand Slam Winners

Our amazing associates who have made a difference

Bobby Jones was a man of exemplary character and service to others. President Dwight Eisenhower said, “His gift to his friends is the warmth that comes from unselfishness, superb judgement, nobility of character, unwavering loyalty to principle.” We honor Bobby Jones Links associates who have gone above and beyond with our Grand Slam Award. They are the special people that enables us to say we are Bobby Jones.

Juan Alas
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Juan Alas

Juan is one of our longest tenured employees in our department. As one of our main equipment operators, Juan has done nothing but continue to excel on a day-to-day basis. Juan takes great pride in his work and his product shows the attention to detail he is known for. We are very happy to have Juan on our staff! Congratulations!

Clover Leaf Award
Legacy Golf Links/Fox Creek Golf Club
Jon Largen
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Jon Largen

Congratulations to Jon Largen who was awarded the Clover Leaf Award for October 2019. He has been with Cross Creek for only a short time but during this time he has been a loyal and dedicated employee. Jon is always willing to help and assist all his team mates with anything asked. He is always willing to work any extra hours when asked. Jon takes great pride regardless of the task. Thank you Jon for you all your hard work and all you do to help us be successful.

Clover Leaf Award
Cross Creek Country Club
Jordan Hill
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Jordan Hill

Congratulations to Jordan Hill on being awarded the Bobby Jones Links Clover Leaf Award! Jordan has been a wonderful addition to our food and beverage team. He is always willing to come in to help on his days off if we need him. He tends the bar during lunch and does a wonderful job taking care of our members. We appreciate all of his hard work.

Clover Leaf Award
The Georgia Club
Alex Tyndall
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Alex Tyndall

Congratulations to Alex Tyndell for being awarded a Bobby Jones Links Grand Slam Award. Alex has made a difference by offering extraordinary customer service and being a great team player.

Grand Slam Award
Cobblestone Park Golf Club
JP Padgett
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JP Padgett

Congratulations to JP Padgett on winning the Bobby Jones Links Clover Leaf Award. JP is a great employee that not only goes the extra mile to meet our guests' needs, but also leads by example as a role model for fellow associates by exercising our Bobby Jones Links Core Values and Service Standards on a daily basis.

Clover Leaf Award
Cobblestone Park Golf Club
Bobby Coker
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Bobby Coker

This Bobby Jones Links Grand Slam Award is given to Bobby Coker, who has made a difference by always going out of his way to help out. He is always is willing to help out other departments getting things repaired or completing tasks. Bobby is team player for us here at Cobblestone Park Golf Club.

Grand Slam Award
Cobblestone Park
Ernie Sikes
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Ernie Sikes

Congratulations to Ernie Sikes on winning the Bobby Jones Links Clover Leaf Award! Ernie has successfully groomed the grounds Osprey Cove for over 20 years. His hard work and ethics have been an integral part of the golf course maintenance team.

Clover Leaf Award
Osprey Cove
Helen Porter
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Helen Porter

Congratulations to Helen Porter on winning a Bobby Jones Links Grand Slam Award! Helen has been stepping up and ensuring a flawless transition for the new golf course superintendent and the whole golf management team!

Grand Slam Award
Osprey Cove
Rich Dedeyn
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Rich Dedeyn

Congratulations to Rich Dedeyn for winning the Bobby Jones Links Clover Leaf Award in September! Rich has been a great asset since joining the staff here at Santee National! He goes above and beyond his duties as a cart attendant and exemplifies Bobby Jones Links Service Standard #12: "Service excellence is a team effort. We step out of our usual duties to assist our teammates." Thank you Rich!

Clover Leaf Award
Santee National Golf Club
Vasily Hillis
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Vasily Hillis

Congratulations to Vasily Hillis for winning the September Bobby Jones Links Clover Leaf Award! Vasily Hillis has been leading the outside staff by example. Vas has been hand picking the range to ensure no member goes without range balls, setting up and stocking members' carts well in advance of their arrival and responding quickly and effectively to special requests from members. Vas works with a smile and is a true team player.

Clover Leaf Award
Smoke Rise Country Club
Piet Birch
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Piet Birch

Piet consistently goes out of his way to make a difference in our guest's day. He goes above and beyond with every guest that he interacts with to positively impact their experience and their lives.

Clover Leaf Award
Bobby Jones Golf Course
JD Falconer
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JD Falconer

JD Falconer has been a great addition to the Bobby Jones Links Team. He puts a big emphasis on delivering excellent customer service to all guests. He consistently goes out of his way to display service standard #3 every time a customer or team member says "thank you".

Grand Slam Award
Bobby Jones Golf Course
Golf is the closest game to the game we call life. You get bad breaks from good shots; you get good breaks from bad shots – but you have to play the ball as it lies.
James Criswell
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James Criswell

Congratulations to James Criswell on being awarded the Bobby Jones Links Clover Leaf Award for October! James is a hard worker and a great asset to the Georgia club Maintenance department. He is always willing to step up and work hard any day of week.

Clover Leaf Award
The Georgia Club
Lex Druhan
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Lex Druhan

Lex is the epitome of our service standard #13! She continually creates a positive and supportive team environment, treating associates and guests with respect and dignity. She is a true leader and willing to do whatever it takes to make the club shine!

Clover Leaf Award
Pine Island Country Club
Karyn Beaty
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Karyn Beaty

Karyn has been going above and beyond to assist the Market this month. She picked up additional shifts for her Department Head when there was a need. Karyn was flexible and willing to keep the Market up and running while we experienced hurricane damage.

Grand Slam Award
Mixson Club
Mike Limina
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Mike Limina

Mike always goes above and beyond to assist our member as well as his fellow associates. Mike is always on the move making sure that the pool deck and Club facility are clean and running properly. He greets members with a smile and is always willing to help put an umbrella up or hold the gate open. Mike makes sure that whoever works after him is set up for success! We could not get through the busy summer season without Mike.

Clover Leaf Award
Mixson Club
Kyle Ponder
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Kyle Ponder

Congratulations to Kyle Ponder on winning the Clover Leaf Award for the month of September! During the month of September Kyle Ponder has performed his duties as a pro shop attendant in an outstanding manner. He has been very instrumental in helping to increase pro shop merchandise sales as well as all other revenue streams. His ability to deliver exceptional customer service and train others ensures that we are a family that makes a difference in the lives of others. Additionally, he is indeed a “Team” player showing his flexibility to assist the cart staff when shortages in staffing occur. We are Bobby Jones!

Clover Leaf Award
Cobblestone Golf Course
Bill & Jo Lawson
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Bill & Jo Lawson

Having Bill and Jo Lawson apart of the I’On Club team has been truly an honor. They promptly arrive every single morning, without question, to open the club and greet our members by name with a smile on their face. It’s hard to put into words the value they bring to our staff and our members. They play a vital role when it comes to serving our customers on a highest level especially when it comes to the day-to-day demands required when you are at the front desk. We appreciate all that Bill & Jo have done and continue to do. Congratulations, Bill and Jo!!

Clover Leaf Award
I'On Club
David Epps
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David Epps

A successful golf course maintenance team has to employ people who make Service Standard #12 a part of their culture. David jumps to the opportunity including covering for our newlywed, Jeff Weeks, so he may enjoy a long honeymoon.

Grand Slam Award
Bobby Jones Golf Course
Pieter Birch
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Pieter Birch

Piet exemplifies Service Standard #6, all day, every day. In a most recent account with a new customer to Bobby Jones Golf Course he discovered in casual conversation the gentleman that he received a World Series Ring as member of the Cubs Organization in 2016 serving as Golf Professional for team charities.

Grand Slam Award
Bobby Jones Golf Course
Turf Care Team
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Turf Care Team

During the month of August, the Turf Care Team has done a tremendous job getting the golf course looking in much better shape, with the new direction from Robert Whitney. This was done by so much hand work with very little funds. Keep up the great work.

Clover Leaf Award
Smoke Rise Country Club
Rachel Clopton
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Rachel Clopton

Rachel routinely steps out of her usual duties to help the team. She always has a smile on her face and is always positive and upbeat.

Clover Leaf Award
Bobby Jones Golf Course
Skyler Young
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Skyler Young

"Skyler has been a member of our team for well over a year now. In that time, he has demonstrated a willingness to learn and develop not only as a golf course maintenance staff member but as an individual as well. He has taken on more responsibility within our team and proven to be a true value to our club. " - Superintendent Drew Braithwaite

Clover Leaf Award
Fox Creek Golf Club
Roxana Post
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Roxana Post

Roxana truly makes a difference every day throughout the year. We are proud to award her the Grand Slam Award for making a difference. Congratulations Roxana!

Grand Slam Award
The Georgia Club
Yvonne Skinner
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Yvonne Skinner

Yvonne Skinner has been a great employee throughout this summer being the leader at the Cabana kitchen. She is always positive and whiling to help in any fashion throughout the Food and Beverage. We are proud to honor her with the Bobby Jones Clover leaf award for the month of September.

Clover Leaf Award
The Georgia Club
Kennedy Newbern
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Kennedy Newbern

Kennedy Newbern has become a great new addition to our Food & Beverage Team here at the Georgia Club. She is very Professional and hospitable server among the staff. We are proud to honor her with the Bobby Jones Clover Leaf Award for the month of September.

Clover Leaf Award
The Georgia Club
Joe O’Brien
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Joe O’Brien

Congratulations to this month’s Clover Leaf Award Winner, Joe O’Brien! Joe O’Brien is the “jack of all trades” here at PICC. Not only is he crossed trained in several different departments at the club, there is no job too big or too small for him to tackle to improve our members/ guests experience. From installing lights, repairing HVAC, working on the pool to building items in F&B, Joe does it all! He epitomizes Service Standard #12: “service excellence is a team effort. We step out of our usual duties to assist our teammates. We solve issues quickly and go above and beyond to create customer satisfaction.” Thank you Joe!

Clover Leaf Award, June 2019
Pine Island Country Club
Hannah Jones
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Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones is a very valuable asset to our team. She is loved by all the members and is always willing to lend a helping hand. She has quickly become a fan favorite here at the club! Congratulations Hannah!

Clover Leaf Award, June 2019
The Georgia Club
TGC Maintenance
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TGC Maintenance

Congratulations to our whole Maintenance Crew on winning the Clover Leaf Award for the Back of the House! “My crew has done a tremendous job this year. Even in past years even with a lean crew at times they have performed at a high level. This year in particular I feel like I have a crew that enjoys working here and working with each other. They don’t mind hard work and take pride in what they do. I enjoy my position as Superintendent even more. I am only as good as the people that work with me and they make my job a lot easier. The week of the member/guest was proof of this. My guys really took ownership and wanted the course to look as good for our members as I did. After 5 inches of rain the weekend prior to the tournament, with their extreme efforts we were able to get the course in tip top shape. I really do appreciate what tiny department is doing for our club.” – Superintendent, John McMullan

Clover Leaf Award, June 2019
The Georgia Club
Ethan Hayes
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Ethan Hayes

Ethan has shown excellent customer service, going above and beyond in his duties while taking care of members needs. Ethan not only displays foresight in making sure our members are needs are met. He also has shown great humanitarian efforts while rescuing a 2 year old baby from possible injury. Congratulations Ethan!

Clover Leaf Award, June 2019
Cobblestone Park Golf Club
Husam Zalmiyar
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Husam Zalmiyar

Husam took his service levels and the entire teams service to the next level in the month of June! With a busy month between Junior Camps, Member-Events, and our Member-Guest Husam was always willing to work and ready to serve our members. Husam picked up extra shifts to carry the load during Member-Guest week and was a key component of the entire service presentation. We are thankful to have him on the team and see him growing as a leader on the outside service team!

Clover Leaf Award, June 2019
Smoke Rise Country Club
Diana Sandoval
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Diana Sandoval

Congratulations to Diana Sandoval for winning June’s employee of the month! Diana has always been a hard worker, showed incredible customer service, and goes above and beyond with everything she does. If you run into her on the course show her some love! Keep up the good work Diana!

Associate of the Month, June 2019
Fox Creek Golf Club
Christopher Sullivan
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Christopher Sullivan

Today we want to say congrats to Sims, the recipient of our Grand Slam Award! Sims is a team player and is ready to go above and beyond to help his teammates and anyone who comes through the Mixson Market. Thanks for all you do Sims!

Grand Slam Award, June 2019
Mixson Club
Brandi Stephenson
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Brandi Stephenson

Brandi Stephenson was chosen as employee of the month for June due to the great job that she has done in the short time that she has been a part of our team. Brandi is an excellent, hard worker who is always looking out to help her fellow teammates as well as any customer she comes in contact with. She flies the Bobby Jones flag very high and does an excellent job of saying “my pleasure” to everyone she comes meets. Brandi’s manager, fellow associates, and customers have all been impressed with her dedication to customer service.

Associate of the Month, June 2019
Cobblestone Golf Course
Gene Dupree
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Gene Dupree

Gene Dupree is being nominated for a Grand Slam award due to his impact that his selfless acts had on the business at Cobblestone. During aerification, Gene took it upon himself to bring in his personal trailer to help in gathering the equipment necessary to complete the job in a timely manner. The use of Gene’s trailer made it possible for us to pick up pieces of equipment from our sister club in order to make the process quicker and better. In turn he aided in letting that same club borrow equipment from us when they performed the same process the following week. You could say that Gene’s selfless act had a great impact on the business at both Cobblestone and Legacy/Fox Creek. For this and much, much, more, Gene Dupree is being awarded the Grand Slam Award at Cobblestone Golf Course for June 2019.

Grand Slam Award, June 2019
Cobblestone Golf Course
Karyn Beaty
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Karyn Beaty

Congratulations to Karyn, our Associate of the Month at Mixson Club. Karyn works hard to provide members and guests excellent customer service at the Mixson Market. We are proud to have her on our team! Go Karyn!!

Associate of the Month, June 2019
Mixson Club
Greg Kuffner
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Greg Kuffner

The Grand Slam Award has been awarded to Greg Kuffner by taking time out of his day to help move and setup computer eqiuipment as well as troubleshooting IT and phone problems for the accounting department. We appreciate his willingness to jump in and help. Congratulations Greg!

Grand Slam Award, June 2019
Bobby Jones Links
John Orenski
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John Orenski

John started as a crew member in July of 2018. He had the opportunity to take on the role of Head Golf Course Mechanic in February. He accepted the position without experience and through the school of “hard knocks” has exceeded expectations. John is eager to learn, takes on new challenges daily and is a true team player. He also holds a passion for the game of golf and the Bobby Jones property and legacy.

Associate of the Month, June 2019
Bobby Jones Golf Course
Chris Kiesel
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Chris Kiesel

He receives the Bobby Jones Links Grand Slam award for the month of May 2019. This award highlights Chris’ dedication and time spent on the preparation and highly successful completion of the area’s first-ever UTR junior tournament held at the I’On Club. A job well done. Congratulations Chris!

Grand Slam Award, May 2019
The I'On Club
Robert Shaw
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Robert Shaw

Robert continues to go above and beyond every day he hits the time clock. His unbelievable work ethic along with his desire to help any Associate or Department Head with anything that they may need. This is a testament to why he has been chosen by The Leadership Staff as the Associate of the Month. Congratulations Robert!

Associate of the Month, May 2019
Smoke Rise Country Club
Jordan Whitt
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Jordan Whitt

Jordan Whitt is Cross Creek’s employee of the month for May! Jordan has been with Cross Creek since 2017. Jordan currently works as our Pantry Chef. He is always willing to go above and beyond his duties. He also helps with banquet set up when ever asked. He always has a smile on his face and he works with a great attitude. Jordan is a great asset to the club. Congratulations Jordan!

Associate of the Month, May 2019
Cross Creek Country Club
Robert English
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Robert English

Congratulations to Robert English for being the May 2019 Employee of the month. Robert is receiving this award for being an outstanding team player. Our last Chef excepted another position, the day after Mothers Day and we were left without a chef. Robert came to me and said he would hold down the fort and not to worry. Robert did step in and the club didn’t miss a beat. He ran the kitchen and banquet events for most of the month. Robert, We cant “Thank you” enough for working as hard as you did. Not one compliant and food service never skipped a beat! We are very glad that you are part of the Cobblestone Park Team!! Congratulations!!

Associate of the Month, May 2019
Cobblestone Park
AJ Blankenship
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AJ Blankenship

AJ Blankenship came to the Georgia Club this fall to help with the middle/high school group. He has become a vital part of the tennis program. AJ has assisted with any and every group he has been needed for and has lead clinics with great proficiency. Anytime he is asked to do something, he always says yes. We are very thankful to have him be such a key component to our tennis program. Congratulations AJ!

Associate of the Month, May 2019
The Georgia Club
Brantley Power
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Brantley Power

Brantley Power is the smiling new face of the Membership and Administration Office. She helps both the Home Owner’s Association and The Georgia Club Staff with the administrative and membership duties of the two operations. Brantley proved right away to be a positive asset to our Staff. She is always smiling, and always willing to go above and beyond to get the job done quickly and efficiently. We are so glad to have Brantley as a new part of our team here at The Georgia Club.

Associate of the Month, May 2019
The Georgia Club
Orlando Rodriguez
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Orlando Rodriguez

Since joining the staff at Bobby Jones Golf Course in November, Orlando Rodriguez is pursuing his dream to become a PGA Golf Professional. A background in public safety and service to our country in the United States Army provide a cornerstone in his approach to customer service. Orlando exemplifies Bobby Jones Links Service Standard #12 being the first to seek out opportunities to assist team members daily in all aspects of the operation. He is a sponge for knowledge and experience in our industry and we are grateful to have him on our team.

Associate of the Month, May 2019
Bobby Jones Golf Course
Maggie Ashley
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Maggie Ashley

Maggie is a machine. Her everyday consists of personal training, group fitness classes, swim lessons, swim school, hiring and scheduling lifeguards and office work, just to name a few. Beyond that, she always finds time to help others anyway she can, even clearing a day to train every director in CPR/First Aid! Saying Maggie is a machine is putting it lightly – she’s invaluable to us at I’On.

Associate of the Month, April 2019
The I'On Club
Marisa Barnhart
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Marisa Barnhart

Marisa is a true asset to, not only Mixson Club, but to Bobby Jones Links as an organization. She goes above and beyond to provide a heightened level of customer service. She is also eager and willing to model the Bobby Jones Links Service Standards for her fellow employees. She is a true leader and shows genuine compassion for her teammates as well as our members and their guests. Marisa always goes above and beyond to help the management staff of the Club. I appreciate Marisa and we are honored that she is part of our team.

Associate of the Month, April 2019
Mixson Club
Tishaunda Williams
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Tishaunda Williams

Shaunda Williams is an integral part of our Food & Beverage Kitchen Staff and was selected as Employee of the Month for April for many reasons. Tishaunda is the epitome of a team player and her smile, reliability and positive attitude are a great addition to our kitchen, not to mention the fact that she is also a fantastic cook. Over the last several weeks Shaunda has taken it upon herself to start doing some deep cleaning in all areas of the kitchen to make it look even cleaner than it was. Keep up the good work Shaunda. Congratulations Shaunda and we are glad to have you on our team.

Associate of the Month, April 2019
Smoke Rise Country Club
Ravine Mathenson
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Ravine Mathenson

Raven continues to be a valuable asset to the food and beverage team. She is always willing to lend a helping hand and ensure our members are taken care of every shift. Congratulations!

Associate of the Month, March 2019
The Georgia Club
Matt Linnenkohl
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Matt Linnenkohl

Matt has been a real amazing addition to our crew. He began as a short term intern and is now a full time employee. He is always eager to learn and ask many questions about why we do what we do. He is always willing to do extra when it is needed. Matt wants to learn and is always thinking and researching ways he can improve his skills on the golf course. I’m thankful for him and the job he does. Congratulations Matt!

Associate of the Month, March 2019
The Georgia Club
Chandler Kowlski
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Chandler Kowlski

Presented to you for your always willing to go the extra mile for our members and fellow employees from volunteering to help out with any task even those that are not asked of you. Chandler is always looking to pitch in for other areas of The Club when there is down time in the restaurant. She has helped accounting on many occasions when they needed hands to stuff envelopes for month end billing. We value your positive attitude and your commitment to team work.

Associate of the Month, March 2019
Smoke Rise Country Club
Anton Washington
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Anton Washington

Congratulations to Anton Washington for receiving February’s employee of the month! Anton is dedicated, reliable and incredibly hardworking! Glad to have him on our team!

Associate of the Month, February 2019
Fox Creek Golf Club
Baleigh Hancock
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Baleigh Hancock

Baleigh can be seen both out on the Beverage cart as well as working inside as a Hostess or whatever the job might be she’s always wearing a smile & willing to serve our Members & Guests. We are so fortunate to have her on our team! Thank you Baleigh!!

Associate of the Month, April 2019
The Georgia Club
Tevin Bell
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Tevin Bell

Tevin has been a huge asset to the I’On Club Team. His work ethic, willingness to help in any area of the club, and the ability to handle anything thrown at him is unmatched. He regularly searches out projects that need to be addressed that hasn’t been asked of him or is not in his normal scope of work. He is a pleasure to work with and we are extremely lucky he chose to work with us.

Associate of the Month, February 2019
The I'On Club
Ian Harvie
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Ian Harvie

Ian has been a welcome addition to the Golf Services Team. He has gone beyond the usual duties and embodied the Bobby Jones Links call to service. He has helped the service levels outside, improved communication inside, and even lent a hand when the Turf Care team needed it. Ian has offered first-class service to our members and guests and continues to look for opportunities to improve the experiences of all who come through our doors. Great job I an and keep up the good work!

Associate of the Month, February 2019
Smoke Rise Country Club
Ben Stewart
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Ben Stewart

Ben has been with the Georgia club for three years. He mans the sauté station and helps with brunch. If you come in for a big brunch you will be greeted by Ben cooking at the omelet station. Ben is a big part of our culinary program and we look forward to working with him for years to come. Congratulations Ben!

Associate of the Month, February 2019
The Georgia Club
Will Martinez
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Will Martinez

For going above and beyond and for continuing to provide quality in spite of quantity, Smoke Rise Country Club and Bobby Jones Links thank you for your commitment. During the past several weeks Will and Frank have been on a nonstop pace. This is due to Turf Care being short handed. They have working some long days to keep the grounds and facility looking top notch.

Associate of the Month, January 2019
Smoke Rise Country Club
Robert Shaw
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Robert Shaw

All of the Department Heads didn’t even have to think about who we wanted to be the Associate of The Year. It was Robert Shaw, no questions asked. Robert has been the employee that has gone above and beyond day in and day out throughout the year. He makes all of our jobs easier along with his fellow employees. It gives me great honor to have Robert part of the team.

Associate of the Year, 2018
Smoke Rise Country Club
Ray Whitlock
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Ray Whitlock

Chef Ray is a truly talented Executive Chef and our staff and members are lucky to have him as our culinary leader and talent. We were proud to call him our awarding winning Chef. Congratulations Chef Ray!

Chef of the Year , 2018
The Georgia Club
Alfredo Rumualdo
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Alfredo Rumualdo

Alfredo has been a privilege to work with during the last year. He has brought nothing but pure professionalism and hard work to the Food & Beverage team. I have had the great pleasure of not only working with this gentleman but witnessing his hard work hard at Country Club of South. He was just recently promoted to Food and Beverage Director. We are excited to have him be part of the Food and Beverage Team and look forward to a great 2019 with this wonderful team leader.

Associate of the Year, 2018
The Georgia Club
Frank Martinez
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Frank Martinez

For going above and beyond and for continuing to provide quality in spite of quantity, Smoke Rise Country Club and Bobby Jones Links thank you for your commitment. During the past several weeks Will and Frank have been on a nonstop pace. This is due to Turf Care being short handed. They have working some long days to keep the grounds and facility looking top notch.

Associate of the Month, January 2019
Smoke Rise Country Club

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We own our company and are not driven by any investor expectations nor do we leverage our operational leadership across far too many clubs. And unlike many companies in our business, we don’t ask for 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.