You may recall from this blog in March that I’ve moved to the Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver as an associate professional. I’ve been on the job for over a month and it’s been a smooth transition.
If there has been a surprise, it’s been a pleasant one and that’s how easily I’ve taken to Point Grey.
The nice thing is having something to do, having some place to be and something to accomplish every day.
When I was working as a teaching professional at Northview Golf and Country Club, my busy times were sporadic. You might be packed one day, then not again until a few days later, so it was inconsistent.
There were some positives to that. I had time to do other things and more time with the family, which I still do, but having more of a purpose on a consistent basis is what I’m enjoying.
As far as the people go, there has been very little attitude. The people have been good, very welcoming and warm. You hear so much about the attitude at private clubs, but so far, everybody has been great. They’ve made a point of coming into the shop and welcoming me.
As for the staff, I knew I could work well with Jeff Buder, our head professional. We have a lot of similar ideas on golf operations, but the rest of the staff is a really good group too, not only in the golf operation, but the restaurant and clubhouse.
I don’t know what they’ve done over the years, but they’ve put together a really impressive group of people.
You always have that reservation about going to a private club, but I have no reason to believe there’s any reason for that at Point Grey. This is one of the nicest clubs in our city, it’s a very mature, old course and it’s got everything it should have for a club of its stature.
Yet. I see no pretentiousness, just good people. I’m looking forward to the experience.