Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI) has partnered with the Amberwood Village Golf and Country Club in Stittsville, Ont., to manage golf operations for the 2016 season.
TMSI will be working with the Amberwood board of directors to develop and implement a strategic business plan to rejuvenate the golf, pool and tennis programs.
“We feel Amberwood has so much potential and we’re committed to putting the course back on the map,” said Rob Knights, vice president of operations and business development at TMSI.
“Amberwood is a scenic and challenging course, open to the public and provides golfers of all skill levels a great place to get in a quick nine holes of golf,” he added.
“Amberwood has something to offer to everyone from golf, tennis and the pool to a great dining experience,” said Knights. “We will be changing the story at Amberwood as we have done at all the golf facilities we are involved with and are excited about the opportunity.”
TMSI is presently involved with the management of eQuinelle Golf Club, Perth Golf Course, Thunderbird Sports Centre, the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park, the Superdome Sports Centre, as well as the Tennis Centre West Ottawa.
The focal point of Amberwood Village, the Amberwood Golf and Country Club features a challenging layout for all skill levels, with water hazards on every hole, three tennis courts and a full-sized, outdoor, recreational pool.
“The AVGCC Board of Directors is pleased to be partnering with TMSI Sports Management to administer and manage the affairs of Amberwood Golf and Country Club in 2016,” said Ralph Milligan, oresident of the Amberwood Village Recreation Association, the group that owns the golf club.
“We feel TMSI’s experience and expertise is exactly what the club needs to continue to improve our operations,” added Milligan.
Katharine Usher-Vollett, a 25-year employee of TMSI, will take on the position of full time, on-site general manager for the club.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge that Amberwood brings and I’m excited to be part of a great facility,” said Usher-Vollett.
Meanwhile, PGA of Canada professional Phil Rankin will take over as director of golf at eQuinelle, bringing his 23 years of experience in the golf industry to the Ottawa golf facility.
Rankin is familiar to the members and public players at eQuinelle, having been the teaching professional and involved in supporting member events and leagues since 2013.