Rob Mason - General Manager
Originally from London Ontario, Rob joined the Canadian P.G.A. in 1979 and earned his designation of Class A Professional in 1984. Rob is also a long time member of the Canadian Society of Club Managers and the National Golf Course Owners Association. Rob is a Taylor Made Staff player.
Rob's golf career began at the Highland Country Club in London Ontario where he served as both assistant and associate professional for C.P.G.A. Master Professional Mike Silver. After leaving Highland Country Club, Rob went on to become Head Professional and General Manager at Ridgetown Golf and Country Club and then C.P.G.A. Director of Golf at Pine Knot Golf and Country Club. Both clubs flourished under his direction.
Rob became the General Manager and Head Professional at Craigowan Golf and Country Club in 1998 and guided the Club through a long range planning process that included course improvements, the planning and construction of a new clubhouse, and the implementation of a new practice facility.
St.Thomas Golf and Country Club is ranked as the 46th best golf course in the country. The Club is home to the best golf academy and learning center in the area and annually hosts the Early Bird Men's Golf Tournament which has taken place since 1949. Rob has actively served on committees for the 2003 RCGA Future Links Championship, the 2005 RCGA Canadian Junior Championship and the 2009 Men's Ontario Amateur Championship.
Contact Rob at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-631-4800 Ext. 23
Wade Beaudoin - Golf Course Superintendent
Wade joined the St. Thomas Golf and Country Club course maintenance team in 1997. Starting out as a labourer he worked through the ranks serving as the 2nd Assistant, Assistant Superintendent and finally as Golf Course Superintendent. He has held this position since 2006.
A Graduate of the Golf Course Technician Program at Lambton College and The University of Guelph's Turf Managers Short Course, Wade continues to further his education through seminars and Association events. In 2010 Wade completed the Business Foundations program at the prestigious Richard Ivey School of Business in London. Wade is an active member of the GCSAA, OGSA and GLAGS associations. He holds licenses as a Certified Landscape Exterminator, Certified IPM Agent, Chainsaw Certification and First Aid and CPR.
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Micheal Long - Head Professional
Originally from Waterloo, Ontario, Michael Long started working in the golf business when he was twelve years old. He started out by picking range balls for Head Professional Gus Maue at Westmount Golf & Country Club in Kitchener, Ontario.
Michael became a member of the PGA of Canada while working for General Manager Danny Maue at Foxwood Golf & Country Club in 1997. After leaving Foxwood he moved on to Westmount Golf & Country Club and served as an Associate Professional under P.G.A. Head Professional Rob Strahan for twelve years. In 2016 Michael started a new position of Associate Professional at Hamilton Golf & Country Club under Head Professional David Miller.
Michael attended Wilfred Laurier University studying Economics and Georgian College studying Professional Golf Management and Business Administration. Michael has been a Taylor Made staff professional for last 14 years and completed his Level 5 Teaching & Coaching Certification Program for the PGA of Canada
Michael is looking forward to joining the team at St Thomas Golf & Country Club and serving the membership. Please don’t hesitate to contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-631-4800 ex 28.
Blaine Tye - Executive Chef
Blaine is excited to be returning for his second year as the Executive Chef at our club. After the completion of a strong first season, he is looking forward to instituting more new menu items, updating existing ones, and keeping up the high quality of club favorites.
After spending several years honing his craft in London’s busy downtown core, Blaine made the move to the golf course culture in 2012 where he spent 5 years as the Sous Chef at Komoka’s Fire Rock Golf Club. In addition to his 10 years of restaurant and hospitality experience, he also holds diplomas in Business and Nutrition Management from Fanshawe College.
Blaine’s number one priority will be ensuring the continued satisfaction of our members and providing a top quality dining experience.
Contact Blaine at email@example.com or 519-631-4800 Ext. 26
Laura Ferris - Membership Services Coordinator
Laura is a long time St Thomas resident and is involved in the community as a figure skating coach.
Laura is at the front desk in the administration office and assists members with any questions regarding their accounts or member services, and also assists the Club with membership promotion. Laura is the Chair of the Club’s Joint Health and Safety Committee.
Contact Laura for all your Membership needs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-631-4800 Ext. 21
Deb Anderson - Accounting/Office Adminstration Manager
Deb lives in St Thomas and is in her second year at the Club.
She is a graduate of Fanshawe College’s Accounting Program and has been in an accounting role for the last 14 years of her career in the London/St. Thomas region.
Deb enjoys curling during the winter months.
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Michelle Durbridge - Food & Beverage Manager
Michelle was born and raised in St Thomas and has been with the club for 10 seasons. Michelle has been in the Food and Beverage Industry for over 24 years. Everyone at the Club knows Michelle and her dedication to the membership and knowledge of member needs. Please follow her on twitter @stgccfoodbev.
Contact Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-631-4800 x25