PICKERING, Ont. – The PGA of Ontario is relocating its offices to Angus Glen Golf Club.
“It’s a very exciting move for our association to partner with a world-class organization like Angus Glen Golf Club,” says Kevin Purcell, Executive Director of the PGA of Ontario. “We will have a smaller footprint for our offices than we currently have, but we’ll gain access to all of the excellent facilities at Angus Glen if we want to be able to host meetings or educational seminars on and off the course for our membership.”
Purcell explained that after 13 years, the current lease on the association’s offices in a commercial plaza in Pickering expires at the end of November. Earlier in 2015, he was chatting with Cailey Stollery, President of Angus Glen Golf, about other matters and mentioned that there might be the possibility of a move. Stollery told Purcell she had the perfect spot for the association. A deal was worked out to bring the headquarters to Angus Glen at a significant cost savings to the PGA of Ontario.
Prior to locating in Pickering, the PGA of Ontario had its offices located across from Angus Glen in an old schoolhouse on property owned by the club’s parent company.
“We are thrilled that the PGA of Ontario has chosen Angus Glen as their new home. Angus Glen has been a CPGA facility since opening in 1995 and because of this we have had the opportunity to work with dozens of PGA pros,” says Stollery, who is also a member of the board of the Golf Canada Foundation and the Canadian Olympic Association. “We are strong supporters of the PGA of Ontario and look forward to working more closely with them in the future,”
Opened in 1995, Angus Glen Golf Club is a 36-hole course that has twice hosted the RBC Canadian Open, a Canadian Pacific Women’s Open and thousands of charity events over the past 20 years. The North Course was renovated in 2006 and the renovated South Course re-opened earlier this year in time to host the first-ever Pan-Am Games golf championship as a lead up to the 2016 Olympics where golf will be played in Rio de Janeiro for the first time since 1904.
“This move will give our association many opportunities to increase our exposure within the public golf community and build brand awareness as we continue to grow the game of golf and develop industry leaders,” added Purcell. “I know the staff is very excited about the move to a golf course and all the facilities we will be able to capitalize on.”
The PGA of Ontario currently has four full-time staff members including Purcell. They will be moving on up to 10080 Kennedy Road in Markham the week of November 16th to set up shop at Angus Glen GC.