Max Oxford, a former national sales manager for Titleist in Canada, has accepted a position as general manager of the Dufferin Heights Country Club, a semi-private golf course in Stanstead, Que.
“I bought an old house built in 1892. Nobody had lived full time in it for eight years,” said Oxford of his waterfront home located on four acres, just 14 minutes from the golf course, which he restored.
“That’s what I’ve been doing for three-and-a-half years,” he added.
“Last summer, I was pretty much done. I needed something to do, so I called the guy up and he said, `What can you do?’ I said I’m willing to do anything,” said Oxford.
“He said, `You want to cut fairways?’ I said, `Why not?’ I cut fairways three mornings a week at five in the morning. It was great, therapeutic,” he said.
There’s little doubt that Oxford’s resume, which also includes an extensive career as a golf professional, was better suited for a managerial role and he’ll be looking after a club that includes 400 members.