As you recently read in this blog, Gregg Schubert, our head professional, will be joining Bearspaw Country Club at the end of January and I couldn’t be more happy for him.
His departure didn’t come as a surprise, although it became official while I was away on holiday.
Gregg and I talk about our careers openly and you have to always be looking to further your career. There’s a certain amount of time in which you have to do that and you have to take advantage when the opportunity arises.
If I didn’t feel that it’s a good move, I would have told him. I know if I had an opportunity, I’d go to our owner Lyle Edwards and he would be honest with me, as well. Gregg and I had a good chat and that is the type of discussion that our industry thrives on.
You don’t work together for a couple of years as assistants, then for 10 years in our current situation and not care about Cottonwood and really care about one another.
Gregg’s family is like family to me. I’ve watched his kids grow up. Nolan is 12 and Taylor is eight and I’m Taylor’s godmother. His wife Nicole is a lovely lady and I’m so happy for his family.
I know Bearspaw is a good operation. I have so much respect for Wib Lamb and I’ve worked on boards and through committees with general manager Blair Felesky.
Everything was above board during discussions with Gregg. I know if I was in Bearspaw’s position, Gregg would be a top candidate, especially since he worked there previously. For an opportunity to come up in the same city and not having to relocate, that’s huge for Gregg.
There are a lot of things that Gregg has done here at Cottonwood and with the PGA of Canada, which he now serves as president, and I feel good that we played a part in both cases.
It’s a new era for Cottonwood and it’s a new beginning for Gregg and his family and his career. We wish him the best as we turn to a new chapter.