In describing his new position, Kevin Thistle wrote in his latest blog here that Toronto Hunt is the latest in a line of fantastic clubs he’s worked for throughout his career.
That included Coppinwood in Uxbridge, Ont., his last employer.
“I called Gerard Waslen and Paul McLean at Coppinwood and I e-mailed the past chairmen of the board to thank them for giving me the opportunity there for the past five years. I had a fabulous time and was always treated with respect,” wrote Thistle.
Thistle also had similar sentiments about the Stollery family at Angus Glen after he left that operation in Markham, Ont., in 2009. You can read his thoughts on that in this story.
Thistle isn’t the only person in the Canadian golf industry to depart on a positive note. Read here what current PGA of Canada president Gregg Schurbert had to say about Cottonwood Golf and Country Club near Calgary, which he departed recently to join Bearspaw Country Club.
Right back atcha, wrote Tiffany Gordon in this blog.
As Tiff points out, why begrudge somebody you have worked with for years the opportunity to take the next step in his/her career? Change is a part of any industry and you need to suck it up, even if it’s a valuable employee moving on.
On the other side, that employee may be looking forward to new horizons, but maintain fond memories of the past at the facility left behind.
Career advancement is one reason for leaving a job. An exit may have been a result of budget cuts, which you may or may not have understood. It could have been because of a personality conflict that may have left a sour taste.
Whatever the reason, we’d be interested in hearing your thoughts about your previous positions within the golf industry. Were they positive or negative? That’s the topic of this week’s GNN Poll.
You can vote below or on the GNN home page and, as always, we welcome in the Comments section below.
How would you describe your memories of previous jobs within the golf industry
- Mostly positive (73%)
- Mostly negative (22%)
- This is my first industry job, so can’t comment (4%)