Name: Agnes Wesolowska
Title Assistant Membership Manager
Facility and Location: The Els Club Dubai, UAE
Q: When you were young, what did you want to be when you grew up, and please explain if there was a story around that.
A: When I was young, I didn’t have a specific career aspiration related to golf. My interests and dreams took me in different directions, and golf became a part of my life later on.
Q: Who got you into the business of golf, and what was your first experience at a golf course/range?
A: My introduction to the golf industry was not through a particular person. It was my own curiosity and fascination with the sport that led me to explore opportunities within the golf business. My first experience at a golf course was memorable; I was captivated by the lush greenery, the precision of the game, and the sense of camaraderie among golfers.
Q: Was there a female mentor that helped guide you along your current path, and was there a piece of advice that helped you along your way?
A: I didn’t have a female mentor who directly guided me in my journey within the golf industry. However, I believe that inspiration can come from various sources, and I have drawn motivation from successful women in other fields who have broken barriers and achieved remarkable feats. Their stories have encouraged me to pursue my passion and overcome any obstacles that come my way.
Q: How long have you worked for Troon, and what has been your career progression? What do you love most about your job?
A: I am excited to say that I started my journey with Troon over 18 months ago, and I am thrilled to be a part of this renowned organization. Although I am new to the company, I am eager to contribute my skills and passion to the team. Troon’s commitment to excellence and dedication to providing exceptional service align perfectly with my own values.
While I am at the beginning of my career with Troon, I am confident in my ability to grow and progress within the company. I look forward to gaining valuable experience and expanding my skill set in the field of membership management.
What I love most about my job with Troon is the opportunity to engage with members and create memorable experiences for them. Being able to contribute to their enjoyment and satisfaction is incredibly rewarding. Additionally, working with a team of professionals who are passionate about delivering outstanding service makes each day fulfilling. I am excited to learn from experienced colleagues and develop my skills further while making a positive impact on the members’ experience journey.
Q: What do you do in your daily job or life to inspire other women or minorities to get interested in the game of golf or pursue a career in the golf business?
A: As an Assistant Membership Manager, I strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone, regardless of their background or gender. I actively encourage women and minorities to explore golf as a sport and consider careers in the golf industry. I organize events, mentorship programs, and initiatives that promote diversity and provide opportunities for underrepresented groups to get involved in golf.
Q: What is your dream foursome for golf (you and three others)?
A: My dream foursome for golf would include Laura Davies, Tiger Woods & Ernie Els as they have not only achieved great success in their respective fields but also have a passion for golf. Playing alongside them would be an incredible experience as I grew up watching them on TV.
Q: What is one interesting fact not many people know about you (that you don’t mind sharing)?
A: One intriguing fact that not many people know about me is my insatiable wanderlust and passion for exploring new places. I absolutely love to travel and immerse myself in different cultures, discovering the hidden gems of each destination I visit. Whether it’s trekking through lush rainforests, strolling along picturesque beaches, or wandering through bustling markets, I find immense joy in experiencing the world’s diverse landscapes and meeting fascinating people along the way. Traveling allows me to broaden my perspectives, gain a deeper appreciation for cultural diversity, and create lifelong memories. So, if you ever need a travel buddy or recommendations for your next adventure, count me in!