Last night at the SCOREAwards I bumped into Nigel Hollidge, the former GM at Taboo and The Club at Bond Head. Nigel is always an interesting chap with strong opinions who really turned Bond Head around before the real estate market soured and the owners decided on a different strategy.
Anyway, Hollidge told me last night that he’s been hired to run Angus Glen and Goodwood, Gordon Stollery’s public and potentially private facilities north of Toronto. He said the news was just getting out yesterday and he hadn’t actually spent a day on the job yet. Turns out I’ve seen Goodwood three more times than Nigel has — and he asked my opinion on the course. It’ll be intriguing to see where he and Stollery go with that one — especially since the course has been sitting empty — but ready to be played — for two years.
Hollidge, who has worked at Angus Glen previously, will be taking over after the departure of long-time operations manager Kevin Thistle, who left for Coppinwood earlier this year.