First it was Kevin Thistle leaving for Coppinwood. Then it was former Bond Head top dog Nigel Hollidge joining. Then #2 JC Cunningham departed. Lots of change over a couple of months at the normally very stable Angus Glen GC. Then today the latest casualty was Dennis Firth, who was with the course for more than a decade and is one of the bright young minds in the business. Firth departs for places unknown as of today.
It’ll be interesting to see what the feel of the “new” Angus Glen is. Hollidge is a sharp cookie and helped turn around Bond Head before ClubLink came in and gave him the boot.
Here’s Firth’s note to the industry that ended up in my in-box tonight:
It is with mixed emotion I formally announce today is my final day as Director of Golf at Angus Glen Golf Club. I would like to take this opportunity to express my sincere and heartfelt thanks to each of you for allowing me the privilege to meet, interact, consult, partner, socialize, teach, and sometimes even play with you over the past 13 years. The wealth of friendships and lasting relationships I have developed over my stay will never be taken for granted.
The Stollery family provided a young man with a world-class environment to develop as a golf professional, treating me better than one could ever ask for¦.I will be forever grateful.
Angus Glen will always have a special place in my heart. I loved every minute of my time and feel like the luckiest guy in the world to have worked in a job I truly adored.
I am currently transitioning positions within the industry and look forward to crossing paths in the very near future.