As readers of this blog know, I recently joined Toronto Hunt as general manager and in my first couple of months here, on thing that stands out is the sense of community that exists.
The property is spectacular, right on Lake Ontario. It’s a great nine-hole golf course with a fantastic clubhouse and outstanding members and staff. It really is a different feeling.
All of the members realize it’s a special piece of property, take pride in it and contribute to the camaraderie. There are no tee times here and I think that helps people get to know one another so well.
What I like to see is so many people sitting down on the lawn. A table will have eight people sitting at it and then you’ll go by a little while later and that table will have 24 people around it.
You often see days when you’ll have five different groups come in, but they’re not sitting at five different tables – they’re at one table.
That type of camaraderie among the men and women makes me smile because it’s so inclusive. They all respect one another, hey treat the staff so well and the staff has the utmost respect for them.
We have a fantastic food and beverage operation, so when we hold barbecues and garden parties, so many people will shot up.
It really is an amazing sense of community.