Firth Joins Coppinwood

In one of the worst-kept secrets in Canadian golf, former Angus Glen director of golf Dennis Firth has announced he’s joining the team at the private Coppinwood Golf Club. Firth is one of the game’s bright young minds, so it makes sense that Coppinwood GM Kevin Thistle would want him to join the team he’s created at the club since leaving Angus Glen earlier this year:

Uxbridge, ON (December 22, 2009) Coppinwood Golf Club, one of Canadas premier private clubs, today announced the appointment of Dennis Firth as the clubs Head Golf Professional .
Firth, who spent 13 years at Angus Glen, one of the top public golf courses in Canada, including the last four as Director of Golf, said there was great personal and professional satisfaction in joining the staff at such a prestigious club.
Im thrilled to be given the opportunity to join what I know is one of the greatest clubs in all of Canada, said Firth, who just returned from a third-place finish in the Ontario PGA Merit Golf Pro-Am in Ponte Vedra, Florida. The opportunity to work for an incredibly dynamic membership is something that I look forward to and I am well aware the positive energy around Coppinwood is infectious.
Coppinwood General Manager Kevin Thistle said Firth is one of the most vibrant and energetic young pros in the Canadian golf industry, and praised his depth of knowledge and customer-focused experience.
Dennis has the perfect mix of skills on and off the golf course that make him a natural fit for Coppinwood, said Thistle. Our goal at Coppinwood is to create a world-class club environment and I know Dennis will be an important part of that going forward.
Firth brings experience in running major events at significant golf courses, having played a key role at Angus Glen during the 2002 and 2007 RBC Canadian Open as well as the 2001 Telus Skins Game. In addition, Firth represented Angus Glen on the Golf Channels The Turn during the 07 Canadian Open.
I couldnt have asked for a greater run at Angus Glen and Ill always be thankful for the opportunity that Angus Glen afforded me during my time there, he said.
A fine golf player with a background in golf instruction, Firth has showcased his skills on a national level having competed in a number of Canadian PGA National Championships with his best finish coming at the 2008 Canadian PGA Club Professional Championship and narrowly missed qualifying for the Nationwide Tours 2005 CPGA Championship by a single shot.


Here’s video of Firth blasting out of the Road Hole bunker at National Golf Links earlier this year:

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  • It won’t be difficult to give Coppinwood a “world-class club environment”, as it has existed since day one.

    Nevertheless, it looks like he is a fine addition and successor to (also fine head pros) Steve Wilson and Euan Dougal.

  • Thanks for your kind words Bill.

    I’d like to wish Dennis, who I consider a great friend and fantastic golf professional, all the very best at Coppinwood!

    The members are great and you will really enjoy it there!



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