eQuinelle Golf Club and Perth Golf Course have both made new hires, effective December 1st. Read on:
Perth Golf Course hires industry veteran Chris Learmonth as Director of Golf
Perth Golf Course is thrilled to announce the hiring of golf industry veteran Chris Learmonth as its new Director of Golf, effective immediately.
“I’m really looking forward to the opportunity to work with TMSI at Perth next season and meeting all the members and other golfers who play there,” said Learmonth. “I feel after 25 years in the industry wearing a number of different hats, my experience and skill set is ideally suited to the operation at Perth.”
“I’m looking forward to providing members, their guests and the public with a wide selection of merchandise in the golf shop and the utmost in customer service,” he continued. “I also plan to plan to be involved in all club programs and providing a complete program of personal and group lessons.”
Learmonth, who has been a PGA of Canada member for 25 years, has spent the last eight years as the head teaching professional at Deep River Golf Club. Prior to that, Learmonth was the head teaching professional at Elm Ridge Country Club in Montreal, and held the same position at Glengarry Golf Club.
The two-time PGA of Canada Ottawa Zone Player of the Year (2008, 2010) has enjoyed numerous playing achievements, including participating in PGA Tour qualifying school in 1999.
“With the hiring of Chris, we’re expanding our successful operation at Perth and very happy to have someone of his caliber leading the charge,” said Rob Knights, vice-president of golf operations for Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI), a sports management company from Ottawa.
The 49-year-old Learmonth lives in Laurentian Hills with his wife Lianne. He also has a daughter, Sabrina.
Learmonth will build on the success of James Paterson, who enjoyed a wonderful tenure at Perth, leading Canada’s oldest golf club during its 125th anniversary celebrations in 2015.
Paterson has been hired by eQuinelle Golf Club – a sister property of Perth as both are involved with TMSI – as its Food & Beverage Manager.
“With eQuinelle’s state-of-the-art clubhouse now available for large, special events, it’s great to have an experienced leader like James at the helm of the Food and Beverage aspect of that facility,” continued Knights.
TMSI will once again be involved with Perth Golf Course for the 2016 season and will be announcing the addition of more facilities to its management stable in the coming weeks.
eQuinelle Golf Club hires industry veteran James Paterson as Food & Beverage Manager
eQuinelle Golf Club is thrilled to announce the hiring of golf industry veteran James Paterson as its new Food & Beverage Manager, effective immediately.
“I’m really excited the opportunity to be involved at eQuinelle at this stage of its evolution, with the new clubhouse, resident club and Grill,” explained Paterson. “eQuinelle has an exciting new atmosphere, and I’m looking forward to making the eQ Grill a place for all to enjoy, whether it’s after golf or for a great meal in stunning environment.”
“eQuinelle is busy spot in the summer and we are also open to the public for events, parties and meetings throughout the winter months, in addition to servicing our active resident club member events,” he said.
Paterson was most recently the Director of Golf at Perth Golf Course and led the venerable course during its 125th anniversary celebrations in 2015.
Perth Golf Course is a sister property to eQuinelle as both are involved with Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI) – a sports management firm from Ottawa.
“With eQuinelle’s state-of-the-art clubhouse now available for large, special events, it’s great to have an experienced leader like James at the helm of the Food and Beverage aspect of that facility,” said Rob Knights, vice-president of golf operations for TMSI.
Prior to his stint at Perth, Paterson spent five years managing the 19th Tee driving range in Ottawa. He was also the long-time pro shop manager at Eagle Creek Golf Course in Dunrobin.
Paterson also remains a competitive amateur golfer in his own right, participating in numerous Golf Quebec events, along with the Canadian Mid-Amateur from 2012-2014.
CTV OTTAWA MORNING LIVE: NOVEMBER 17TH – We had a wonderful time welcoming Sarah Freemark from CTV Ottawa Morning Live to eQuinelle Golf Club and the eQuinelle Homes on the morning of November 17th. She spoke with eQ Homes, along with eQuinelle’s Lifestyle Director, Tena How. All the video segments (there were four total), are below!