CBIGG Executive Team
MR. WILLIAM CHOY – President
William Choy Wing Hang joined C-Bons Group in 2004 and serves as the managing director of C-Bons Group (International) and Vice President of C-Bons Group (China). From 2008 to 2012, he was also a Director of HuBei MaiYa Co., Limited, a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
He graduated with honors from The University of British Columbia, Canada obtaining degrees in Psychology and Economics and received his doctorate degree in Business Administration from The University of California. He is also a CFP certified financial advisor.
Choy currently holds offices in various public organizations. He is the chairman of Hong Kong-Hubei Youth Exchange Promotion Association, vice president of Hubei Youth Federation, director of Hong Kong United Youth Association, director of Hong Kong Hubei Fraternity, executive director of Hubei Overseas Friendship Association, and vice chairman of Wuhan Federation of Industry and Commerce.
Choy has always been focused on improving social welfare and is particularly committed to efforts based upon the advancement of exchange and cooperation between Hong Kong and the Mainland China. He has organized various cultural exchanges and field-study trips for the youth from Hong Kong and Hubei towards enhancing mutual understanding and deepening the economic and cultural exchanges between Hong Kong and Hubei. Through these exchange programs, Hong Kong and Hubei youth alike are better able understand the developments in their respective homes, explore new business and social opportunities, and promote the overall economic and social growth and connectivity between Hong Kong and Hubei.
MR. RANDY JONES – Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer
Jones is senior vice president and chief operating officer of CBIGG Management. He serves in the same roles for CBIGG Management’s parent company C-Bons International Golf Group, Inc. He has held this latter position for five years. Prior to being chosen as COO, Jones acted as vice president of golf operations and development for the parent company. During this time, he was responsible for day to day operations and business management of the company’s international and domestic properties.
An industry veteran, Jones has enjoyed a 19 year career in the club and golf course business, and has been directly involved in the development of more than 25 domestic and international facilities. Jones has extensive experience in the creation and subsequent management of golf resort properties and has been involved with every aspect of the process, from choosing course designers, to managing hotel operations, to implementing full turn-key management course management programs. Jones’ skill set has developed across every category of golf experience, from high-profile projects like Pebble Beach, Spyglass Hill, and Spanish Bay to your everyday high quality, daily fee public courses. This breadth of knowledge and track record of success has made him a leader in the golf industry. He demands excellence from himself and his team every day, and provides critical insight and direction for the C-Bons golf and club companies.
Mr. Jones lives in Phoenix, Arizona with his wife and two children.
MR. FRANKIE NG – Chief Financial Officer
Frankie Ng is a CPA of the HKICPA and a fellow member of the ACCA. Ng joined CBIGG in January 2012 as a CFO with more than 15 years of experience in accounting, finance internal audit and external audit. Prior to joining CBIGG, Frankie was a senior audit manager of an international accounting firm and has extensive experience in providing audit services to listed and private entities in Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China and United Kingdom. Ng has dealt with a wide range of companies including manufacturing, agricultural products, international trading, construction, gaming and leisure, as well as other services companies of various sizes. He has also been involved in transaction service assignments, including very substantial acquisitions and disposals by the listed companies, as well as initial public offerings in Hong Kong. Ng holds a Bachelors of Business Administration in accounting and finance from The University of Hong Kong.
MR. DALE FOLMAR – Vice President of Operations
Dale Folmar is a 28-year veteran of the golf industry with operational experience in both public course and private country club operations. Folmar knows golf. He has not only served as regional vice president, senior vice president of operations, and general manager for large portfolios of both public and private clubs, but has also advised the golfers themselves as a PGA, head golf professional.
Prior to joining CBIGG, Folmar served as the executive vice president of operations for Eagle Golf in Dallas, Texas. He was responsible directing the operations of 45 daily fee golf properties in 11 states with a combined $127 million in revenues and $38.5 million in net operating income. Folmar has also negotiated numerous third party and municipal lease and management agreements throughout the U.S.
Folmar is a strategic thinker with strong leadership ability and focuses on direct programming and developing an accountability culture within an organization to drive operational growth.
He attended Navarro College and the University of Houston’s Conrad Hilton College of Restaurant Management.
MR. JACQUES JAMES – Financial Controller
Jacques James is an Associate Chartered Management Accountant (UK), and holds Bachelors of Commerce Degree in Finance from the University of South Africa. Jacques has over 20 years of experience building and leading financial teams within the retail and leisure industries with significant operating scale and complexity.
In South Africa, Jacques worked for Compass Group South Africa, in the Airports and Leisure division. During his 7 years at Compass Group, he advanced through a series of promotions including Regional Operations Manager, Financial Controller and General Manager of the Airports Division. In addition to performance management, he was also involved in several new business bids, joint venture arrangements and business process improvement projects. Jacques has led many strategic initiatives that have had positive impact on multiple business areas.
After leaving South Africa in 2008, Jacques joined one of the industry leaders in the United Kingdom golf industry, BGL Golf. In his 6 years with BGL, as the Commercial Management Accountant he was involved with several business improvement projects, and involvement in the roll out of their highly successful Adventure Golf business.
Since joining CBIGG Management last year, Jacques has been directly involved in developing and analyzing accounting information to present operating results in terms of profitability, performance and operating effectiveness of the organization. He is currently developing and implementing financial management policies and procedures, while maintaining the company’s compliance with all regulatory obligations through proficient oversight of internal and external audits. Jacques ensures the integrity of all financial information and systems while directing annual initiatives toward success.
Jacques and his wife, Dawn are now living in the Greater Houston area, exploring the best of what the city has to offer on the weekends and simply enjoying Texas living.
MR. ANTHONY RE - Vice President of Golf Operations
Anthony received his BA in Marketing / Professional Golf Management at Ferris State University and has be in the golf industry for the past thirty-four year’s operating public, resort and private golf courses, has run major celebrity golf events, national junior championships and LPGA Future Tour events at various properties. Anthony worked for Club Corp for 17 years, Hershey Resorts 3 years and had served as VP of Golf for nine years with the Dominion Golf Group prior to joining CBIGG in 2015. Anthony is a PGA Member for the past 24 years. He resides in San Antonio, Texas with his wife Renee and two sons Travis and Joshua.
MR. HAFID ELOUFIR - Food & Beverage Specialist
Hafid Eloufir joined the corporate team in October 2016. Previously, he was the Director of Food & Beverage for our flagship property, Sweetwater Country Club for 2 years bringing 27+ years of experience in the Private Club industry. His extensive professional career includes serving as Food & Beverage Director at both The University Club and The Downtown Clubs in Houston, TX. Throughout Hafid’s tenure in the hospitality business, he has often been called upon to assist other Clubs/properties with training, operational standards, and assisting with overall improvement in Members dining experience. Hafid continues in this role within our company’s portfolio of Clubs, and is a Member of the CBIGG Executive Team.
Hafid graduated with a BS in International Business from the State University of Morocco. Prior to beginning his career in Food & Beverage, Hafid was a journalist for three years. He is fluent in English, French and Arabic. Hafid is the proud father of two children.
MR. PATRICK BARRETT – Vice President of Buildings and Maintenance
Patrick Barrett joined C-Bons International Golf Group in August 2013. He previously worked as a project manager for Quality Crafted Homes LLC. In this role, Barrett was involved in all aspects of the home building. During the 10 years that Barrett worked with QCH, he built on average 10-15 custom home per year and developed two single-family home subdivisions with a total of 91 new homes. Throughout the construction of the homes, Barrett oversaw all aspects from framing and mechanical placement (plumbing and HVAC) to finish flooring and cabinetry. His careful oversight ensured that the best possible product was being delivered to the client on time, and on budget. He worked closely with clients developing the plan and budgets, but also met with the sub-contractors on a daily basis to ensure goals were being met.
As QCH evolved, Barrett was also involved in the creation of Quality Enterprises LLC which helped the company move into the foreclosure home market. A relationship was built with Fannie May Lending to handle property preservation for them in the Greater Milwaukee area. The scope of work ranged from minor repairs and safety hazards being addressed to major plumbing replacement in an entire home.
Previous to Quality Crafted Homes, Barrett was a national golf course construction superintendent and traveled the U.S. extensively, supervising numerous projects.
MR. RANDY SAMOFF – Vice President of Agronomy, Texas
Randy is the Vice President of Agronomy for all the Texas clubs and has been working for CBIGG Mgmt. since early 2015. He is also the Class A Golf Course Superintendent at Sweetwater Country Club in Sugar Land, Texas. His expertise is in multi-course operations. Prior to coming to Sweetwater, he oversaw all maintenance operations at the historic Champions Golf Club in Houston from 2013-2014 and at Redstone Golf Club from 2004-2013. Randy was brought on at the beginning stages of the construction for the Tournament Course at Redstone, therefore he was involved with the preparation for the Shell Houston Open as an assistant and superintendent for 13 years, with 10 events at Redstone and another 3 when the event was at The Woodlands. He elevated conditions during his tenure at Redstone to arguably the best conditions that the players on the PGA Tour saw all year, year in and year out.
A native Texan and Houstonian, Randy has lived in the Houston area for most of his life. He has a Sport Management degree from Texas A&M and a Turf degree from Penn State. Randy was the 2010 winner of the South Texas Golf Course Superintendent Association’s Superintendent of the Year Award, and was a finalist in 2009, 2010, and 2012. Randy also received a nice award in 2014 for his work in social media – he was awarded the Best Use of Twitter Award by Golf Course Industry Magazine.
Randy is a father of 2 and is married to the lovely, Jill Sam off.
MR. REID SCHOLES – Vice President of Agronomy, West/ Northeast
Reid Scholes is the Vice President of Agronomy for our East and West Coast Properties and is the Golf Course Superintendent at Moon Valley Country Club in Phoenix, Arizona. He brings over 20 years of experience in Golf Course Maintenance at high end public and private facilities as well as International Golf Course Construction and Development.
After graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Horticulture, Reid installed irrigation systems and constructed golf courses for Landscapes Unlimited in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona. He later joined the Agronomy team at Troon Golf where he continued to supervise construction of new courses and later became a Director of Agronomy. From 2007 to 2009 he supervised the construction and development of multiple resort properties in the Peloponnese region of Greece and later returned to the US to manage Golf Course Maintenance operations on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. He returned to the Phoenix area in 2011 and joined CBIGG MGMT in 2013.
Reid and his wife Stephanie live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
MRS. JAMIE WALTON – Director of Human Resources
Jamie Daughtry Walton, Director of Human Resources at C-Bons International Golf Group Management, LLC (CBIGG MGMT), is an accomplished HR professional with over 17 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Jamie is responsible for providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to managers on HR procedure, policy, employment activities, benefits, and legislation.
Prior to joining CBIGG MGMT, Jamie has served as the Director of Human Resources for Quorum Business Solutions and Sirius Solutions. In these capacities, Jamie was responsible for developing and implementing on-boarding, payroll, training and development, performance management, employee retention, benefits management and employee relations policies and strategies.
Jamie is a native to Houston, Texas. She received her BBA in Marketing from The University of Saint Thomas and a Master’s in Human Resource Management from the University of Phoenix. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Jamie and her husband Lee have three wonderful fur babies. They are: Bentley, Porsche and Sadie.
MR. CHRIS STEWART – Corporate Director of Strategic Development
Chris joined the Club industry 15 years ago and has spent time at several types of private Clubs including Corporate Owned, Member Owned, Developer Owned and Single Ownership. He has management certifications with both ClubCorp and the Club Manager's Association of America (CMAA).
Stewart received his Master's of Business Administration from the University of Delaware.
MR. GREG LAUZIER – North East Regional General Manager
Greg has been in the golf industry for the past fifteen years operating public, resort and private golf courses learning from hospitality companies such as Disney and Marriott Golf, as well as developing a major golf academy. He has served as a General Manager for the last 7 years including joining CBIGG in 2014. Greg’s passion for golf, customer service and team building are represented in his track record of turning properties around and his continual study of the industry. Greg is a PGA Member and a member of the NGCOA. He resides in East Granby, Connecticut with his wife Jodi and daughter Mackenzie.
MR. SCOTT JACQUES – West Coast Public Regional General Manager
Scott Jacques has been in the Golf Industry for 17 years. Scott has held numerous management positions throughout the golf industry, from Head Golf Professional and General Manager at Daily Fee & Private clubs, to his current role as Regional VP for CBIGG. Jacques is a graduate of the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix, where he currently maintains a position on the Advisory board. Jacques excels at rehabilitating
distress courses, and has transformed several failing properties into profitable ones.