PGA of Canada president Mark Patterson is really excited and motivated in his new role and already in his first week, he was working on new initiatives.
I think we have a great board and group of officers moving forward, as was the case last year, and I see the PGA of Canada becoming more progressive with a lot of new initiatives being unveiled in the coming days and months.
With all of the pilot projects, it reminds me a lot of my days at Angus Glen in Markham, Ont., where we try a lot of things and see what works.
Nothing is off the table going forward. If somebody has an idea, we’ll run it up the flagpole. The board and officers are receptive to new ideas and even though we won’t be able to do them all, there will be no such thing as a bad idea.
Conventional thinking is a valuable asset based on experience, but without fresh ideas, you spin your wheels, not only from an association standpoint, but from society’s standpoint.
Stay tuned as we roll out some of these new ideas to the membership in the not-too-distant future.