There will be a new face working this year at the Perth Golf Course, but it will be a familiar one to those on the Ottawa golf scene.
The course, located an hour west of the nation’s capital, has announced that James Paterson has been appointed as their Director of Golf.
“I couldn’t be more excited to continue my golf career at the storied Perth Golf Course,” said Paterson. “Perth has long been known as an excellent facility that both cottagers and golfers from Ottawa have visited for a number of years. I can’t wait to get started.”
Paterson, a regular competitor on the amateur tournament golf scene having played at the Canadian Mid-Amateur Championship the last three years, has a number of years in the golf business.
For the last half decade he has been the manager at the 19th Tee Driving Range in Ottawa and prior to that was the long-time pro shop manager at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Dunrobin.
Paterson arrives at a golf club that is celebrating its 125th anniversary this season and is also now under being overseen by TMSI (Thunderbird Management Services, Inc.) of Ottawa.
“We’re very happy to have someone with James’ golf acumen be involved with Perth Golf Course this year,” said Rob Knights, the vice president of operations for TMSI. “Along with Travis Smith, our PGA of Canada golf professional, we feel we have a tremendous team in place.”