The hosting of a national event such as Golf Canada’s Mid-Amateur Championship last week here at Coppinwood requires a community effort and that’s exactly what we got.
Our members are real golfers. They love the game.
A lot of them came out and volunteered at the tournament. We had three members play in it and others who caddied. Some members donated vans for us to use and others donated wood for the scoreboard, while others gave their time to build it.
The members were great even if you’re closing the course for five days, which brings us to another contributor to the success of the tournament. While Coppinwood was closed, our members got reciprocal play at a lot of courses in Toronto and surrounding area and you really appreciate the community effort.
It’s always been like that whenever we have big events such as the RBC Canadian Open last year a St. George’s. There always a fraternity in which we all help each other.
I know the players had a great time at Coppinwood because our staff wanted to make sure that they felt welcome and at ease. From the feedback we got from the players, they loved the golf course, the conditions and the food and beverage.
It’s all a part of a community spirit in which people inside and outside Coppinwood contribute to a great event..