posted on April 11, 2011 09:36
I wanted to take this opportunity to briefly introduce myself to all of you as the new Head professional at The Westin Bear Mountain. Being born and raised here on the island I am trilled with the opportunity to return home. The property is truly spectacular. About nine months ago we purchased our dream home here on the Mountain so I am not planning on going anywhere (we still have 33 years left on our mortgage) and hope to bring some stability to the operation. This will be a great spot for me, work is now so close to home I could walk, I probably won’t but I could. My wife works in sales for TD Bank, our son is almost 3 years old and his high energy level is matched only by our German Shepard/Boarder Collie so they keep me active on the home front too.
Career wise in past roles I have worked for GolfBC the last five years as Director of Golf at Arbutus Ridge. Prior to this I have worked as Golf Operations Manager at Fraserview, Head Professional at The Springs at Radium, Associate Professional at Carnmoney Golf Club, and Assistant Professional at The Fairmont Chateau Whistler. For Education I completed the Professional Golf Management Certificate and Business Administration Diploma at Camosun College and a Bachelors of Management Degree from the University of Lethbridge.
Here at Bear Mountain we have one of the best products in BC, we have a lot of work to do to win over the island locals but feel up to the challenge. We are kicking off the season with an open golf event called The Classic at The Bear April 16 and 17th. For locals from April 11th until the end of the month we have a Swing Into Spring Special that is just $89 including golf, cart, practice balls, a two for one voucher to return, a ten dollar food voucher, and an entry into a draw for prizes. For all of you Canucks fans out their like myself we will run a Game on at Bear Mountain special during each Canucks Playoff Game after noon on game nights golf including everything and a fifteen dollar food voucher to go along with our $8.95 steak sandwich and $4 Sleeman Sleeve Special- come out and play some golf and stay for the game in our Master's Lounge. If you are a fan of the property it has never been a better time to join with no money required down and an all inclusive membership offer on special until June 1st. If you are around the property my office door is open please come and say hello I am looking forward to meeting you shortly.