It’s been three years since I left Point Roberts and I’ve just taken on a new position as an associate professional at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver.
I’ve known head professional Jeff Buder for a long time and they have a great staff, a great facility and great members, so the transition should be a smooth one. I’ll be like a sponge, take everything in, learn from everyone so I can add to the team.
As regular readers of this blog know, I’ve been working as a teaching professional at Northview Golf and Country Club and working as a mortgage broker in the Vancouver area.
I love teaching, but I missed the operations side and it’s good for me to get back to a private club atmosphere where you can form relationships, To go back into operations and into a golf ship is the best-case scenario.
As for being a mortgage broker, it’s a coin toss whether I get completely out. We’ll have to wait and see, but I don’t like giving up on things. It hasn’t been what I expected, but I don’t think I’m ready to throw in the towel just yet.
The fact is that Point Grey is one of the premier private clubs in our city and in all of Canada. We’re hosting a PGA Tour Canada event and the PGA of British Columbia championship. There are a lot of big events and it’s where I want to be.
Having a steady paycheque is great, but having something like this makes it even better. I’m not good at being bored, so knowing I’ve got some place to go and somewhere to be and having something to accomplish in operations is big for me.
I never really wanted to leave golf because it’s what I’ve been doing forever. It’s all I ever really wanted to do and I love it. Besides knowing Jeff for a long time, we have very similar ideas on things, so this is an experience that I look forward to as the next step in my career.