Outaouais Hosts Open House

Outaouais Superintendent Nick Westwood (right) receives an award from Flagstick Publisher Jeff Bauder (left)
Outaouais Superintendent Nick Westwood (right) receives an award from Flagstick Publisher Jeff Bauder (left)

On April 23 the Outaouais Golf Club hosted a spring open house to kick off their 50th year anniversary celebrations.  With plenty of new things happening at the revitalized golf club it proved to be somewhat of a landmark evening as current and new members convened to witness and hear about many of the changes being implemented at the club.

At the forefront has been new General Manager and Chief Operating Officer Jocelyn Robert who has been very busy in the first few months of his tenure.  Among his initiatives has been a real focus on the members and enhancing service they receive.  To that end there are a number of changes at the club including a fully renovated pro shop that also includes a Second Cup Café and WiFi lounge.  A fitness center is also in development.

In the main clubhouse several renovations have taken place to help modernize the building and make it more comfortable for the membership.

“The focus is on the membership,” Robert told Flagstick with conviction.  “We want our members to be treated just as they should be, as members, not just people coming here to play golf.  Take a look at all the people here tonight; with the piano playing and food they would not expect a golf club – that is what our members deserve,” he added.

Great food and live music enhanved the evening
Great food and live music enhanced the evening

The transition seems to be paying off for the club as they have attracted many new members and the turnout for the open house was exceptional.  Several members approached by flagstick staff who attended the open house to convey just how pleased they were with all the changes.

Also highlighting the evening was the presentation of a Reader’s Choice Award for favourite par 4 in the region, for the 18th, by Flagstick Publisher Jeff Bauder to Superintendent Nick Westwood.

“We are just getting started,” promised Robert.  “We want the 50th year to be one to remember for everyone at Outaouais”

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