- 100% job placement rate in positions such as general manager, clubhouse manager, director of golf, golf professional, food and beverage manager and many off-course industry-related careers.
I thought I’d go to teacher’s college and become a math teacher. It was my parents that told me I shouldn’t go to school for something I’m good at, I should go to school for something I love.
Georgian’s program appealed to me because I’d finish with a degree, transferable business skills, and a career in golf. I liked the relaxed environment, my peers, my instructors – and made great connections in the industry.
A guest speaker from St. George’s Golf and Country Club, host of the Canadian Open, hired me for my first internship. The next year, I worked at The Country Club of North Carolina. My boss there recommended me to Muirfield Village Golf Club for my final internship, where I was lucky enough to get hired on full-time after graduation.
I’m responsible for member and guest services; from our men’s locker room, to our security staff, to our fitness centre. I manage about 40 staff at peak season. Working in this industry is all about taking care of members and their guests, and that’s what I love to do.
Being at Muirfield every day is amazing. It’s a private club established by Jack Nicklaus and I’ve had the privilege of interacting with many of golf’s greats. We host the annual Memorial Tournament, and last year we hosted the 2013 President’s Cup which has a phenomenal international presence. Muirfield Village is the first Club in the world to host three of golf’s most prestigious international team competitions – The Presidents Cup, Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup.
My professors at Georgian really opened my eyes to what I could do with my career. Instead of setting my sights on running a small club close to home, I realized I could work at the best courses in the world.