Otter Creek Golf Club Hires Darren Allan as Director of Golf
Otterville, Ontario - The Otter Creek Golf Club is proud to welcome Darren Allan to their management team as the club's first Director of Golf.
Born and raised in Burlington, Ontario, Allan started his golf career at age 13 while working on the driving range at the Hidden Lake Golf and Country Club. After earning a business diploma in marketing and small business management from Sheridan College, Allan became a Class A member of the Canadian Professional Golfers Association (CPGA) in 1997. Throughout his apprenticeship, Allan continued to work at Hidden Lake where he served for 4 years as the club associate golf professional. After departing Hidden Lake, Allan worked at Dundas Valley and the prestigious and the Hamilton Golf and Country Club, arguably Canada's best golf course. Allan served as the associate golf professional at Hamilton and was responsible for staffing and pro shop operations during the 2006 Canadian Open.
"I am excited to be a part of what is sure to be a premier golf facility and cannot wait until the course opens to the public in July," says an enthusiastic Allan. "Every time I drive onto the property, it reminds me of the days I use to vacation in North Carolina. The course gives you a sense of being way from it all every day of the week," says Allan who brings over 22 years of golf industry experience to his new position at Otter Creek GC.
In addition to his extensive experience, Allan is well known for his merchandising and club fitting expertise. In 2005 and 2006, Allan was part of the Hamilton Golf & C.C. team that won the American Golf Merchandiser International Front Nine Award and the AMG Top Retailer and Merchandiser of the Year. He was also part of Hamilton team that won PING National Club Fitter of the Year in 2005 and 2006.
"My goal this season is simple," says Allan. "Everything will be about serving our customers and providing an experience that will bring them back to us again and again. Otter Creek is a special golf course that truly captures the essence of its natural surroundings. Everyone that comes here will be glad they did," says Allan who understands the meaning of excellent customer service.
When away from the golf course, Allan enjoys spending time at home in Ancaster with his wife, 5 year old twin daughters and newborn son.
About Otter Creek:
The Otter Creek Golf Club is located in the rural farm community of Ottterville, Ontario, a short 20 minute drive from Woodstock. Designed by renowned Canadian golf course architect Dick Kirkpatrick, Otter Creek is scheduled to open in July, 2008. Encompassing 260 acres and carved through the wooded valleys of Otter and Spitler Creeks, the golf course measures 7,100yards and features four sets of tees. Construction of a rustic 5,000 square foot clubhouse is scheduled to begin shortly after the club's official opening in July. Open to the public, Otter Creek is the ideal venue for any tournament or corporate event. Green fees will be $48 during the week and $55 on weekends and holidays.
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