Prior to the formation of Guidant Management in 2002, Mr. Bartoletti was a managing partner of Professional Golf Acquisitions, Inc. (P/G/A), based out of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Mr. Bartoletti and his partner in P/G/A, Mr. Paul Scott, acquired Wellington Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida in August 2000. This successful turn around project helped formulate the basis of Guidant Management.
For over six years, Mr. Bartoletti was the Executive Vice President – Director of Florida Operations at Scratch Golf Company, a golf management and development company based in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. His operational reach encompassed five facilities (108 holes of golf) located in Jacksonville, Orlando, Melbourne, and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. These facilities required the management of over 250 employees, and consistent daily “ownership” type qualities in regards to financial controls, customer service, and operational guidance.
During his employment with Scratch Golf, Mr. Bartoletti was the on-site management representative during the development and operation of Scratch Golf’s premier facilities, The Slammer & The Squire and The King & The Bear, at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine, Florida. A focal point in the golf industry, The World Golf Village project was unlike any other. The golf development project included the construction of two championship golf courses, one designed by Bobby Weed with Sam Snead and Gene Sarazen as player consultants and the other a Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer co-design, along with the construction of two premier clubhouse facilities, which combined engrossed over 33,000 square feet. In his first year, The Slammer & The Squire played host to three nationally televised events – U.S. Intercollegiate Championship, Shells Wonderful World of Golf, and The Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf Senior PGA TOUR event. Mr. Bartoletti was also appointed Chairman of the World Golf Village Operations Committee, where he worked diligently with representatives of the World Golf Hall of Fame, the resort hotel, the timeshare resort, and the project real estate development company to continually improve the customer’s experience.
Mr. Bartoletti attended UCLA on a golf scholarship, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. His playing career included appearances in the PGA Championship (1992), Honda Classic (1989, 1993 & 2006), Doral Open (1992), and the Quebec Open (1988 Canadian Tour). He was also the Co-Captain of UCLA’s PAC-10 Golf Championship team (1983) and a two-time Montana Amateur Champion (1981 & 1979).
Louie and his wife, Judy, currently reside in Wellington, Florida, with their two youngest children.