Magna GM Roxborough takes over Hamilton G&CC

Rob Roxborough will take over as GM of Hamilton G&CC, which held last year’s RBC Canadian Open.

Interesting news to see Magna GM Rob Roxborough, who has spent the last 13 years with that club, announced as the new GM at Hamilton G&CC:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Chief Operating Officer

The Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has completed the search for the next Chief Operating Officer. After months of candidate development, screening, interviews and deliberation we are very pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Roxborough as the next COO of Hamilton Golf & Country Club.

Rob comes to us with over twenty years experience in the golf business, including the past thirteen seasons as General Manager and Executive Professional at Magna Golf Club in Aurora where he has been instrumental in developing Magna’s reputation for quality member services.

The Search Committee found Rob to be energetic, enthusiastic, approachable and progressive. His experience in customer service and his “team approach” will enhance the values we all cherish at HGCC. He is truly excited about his future at Hamilton and although he will not be starting with us until later this fall, he does plan on visiting our club throughout the summer to play golf with and meet some of our membership.

We owe a large thank you to the members of the search committee who have participated in the selection process. Chairman Mark Cosens along with Jim Livermore, Jim Scarfone, David Short, Nancy Fram, Doug Lord, John Peller and Jacques Tittley have sacrificed countless hours over the past several months in their work on the committee. A special thank you also goes to our search consultant Kurt Kuebler who guided the committee through the process.

I have a great fondness for Hamilton as a club, though I also think it is one that could most benefit from a facelift, a change to its grassing lines and a bunker renovation designed to make it look, once again, like a course designed by Harry Colt.

None of which has anything to do with Roxborough’s new gig. I’ve dealt with Roxborough, a confidant of Mike Weir, many times. He’s always straight-forward, upbeat and good to deal with. I knew at least one of the other candidates in the mix for Hamilton, so I’ve watched with interest. It is an interesting decision, the latest in a series of hires at private clubs that makes it look like younger GMs are in vogue now, perhaps in an intent to attract and connect with a younger membership.


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  • Hamilton wins and Magna’s loss. He is a GREAT guy who will elevate all levels at Hamilton. They’re lucky to him!

    • Roxy is such a great leader throughout the facility head-to-toe. Have had the pleasure of learning from him at Magna. Hard to see him go, but there’s no doubt he’ll succeed with whatever he sets out to accomplish.

  • Good for Roxie and congrats my friend. Hamilton will be a better place because of your influence, leadership, knowledge and personality. Couldn’t be happier for you!

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