As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, I’ve departed Point Roberts to take on a position as a teaching professional at Northview Golf and Country Club in Surrey, B.C.
The people from Point Roberts threw me a party not long ago. The thing I’m going to miss the most about the place is the people. It’s a unique little place, but the people are really good and they were nice enough to have that for me.
I still want Point Roberts to do well, so if it needs to not have my salary on the books to survive, then so be it.
The staff organized the party and the people in the community came. I like people and I want to be around people. There were some nice things said and I admit I got a little emotional.
A lot of the relationships that I’ve formed there will still exist 10 years from now, I’m sure. You always want good people in your life, so I’m sure we’ll stay in touch.
From a manager’s and golf professional’s standpoint, it’s a people business, but we can’t lose sight that it’s also a business and there’s a dollar value attached to it.
We’ve seen a lot of similar experiences to my own take place in the past few years, especially in the east. There are so many facilities closing and people losing jobs. Like any other business in the world, if you can’t pay the rent and keep the doors open, you have to do what you have to do.
Point Roberts told me if thing turn around, maybe I can come back. Unfortunately, you can’t sit around and wait for things to happen. Like the old saying goes, one door closes and another one opens and you have to be ready to walk through that door.
With some fond memories of Point Roberts, I’ve stepped through that door and look forward to what’s ahead.