A new era begins

Crowsnest Pass Golf and Country Club welcomes a new pro with exciting vision

by Joni Krats

On March 22, Crowsnest Pass Golf and Country Club (CNPGCC) welcomed a new pro to the helm. Peter Stewart’s last position was associate golf professional at the Board of Trade Golf and Country Club in Toronto. He also owned a catering company, which he sold, and he still owns a golf school for which he hired a manager. In addition, he has a background as the director of a ski school. While his last position was in bustling Toronto, Stewart is familiar with small-town living, as he grew up in Parry Sound, Ontario. “I’m enjoying (the transition),” said Stewart. “My wife, Amy and I just decided that we’re tired of the city life. We came to enjoy the natural beauty of the mountains. We vacationed here in the past.” The Stewarts are both skiers and snowboarders and love what the region offers them. “Castle is an incredible hill,” said Stewart. “My role (at CNPGCC) affords me time to have time off in the winter and ski for myself.” Stewart is wholeheartedly embracing his role at the club. “Our goal is to take the club in a new direction,” said Stewart. “You don’t get to see much from the highway, but once you come over the hill, it is an entirely different course. It really can compete with anything out there. It is beautiful.” The club has a new superintendant, whose agronomic practices are enhancing the course. “(The club is) making big leaps with some changes that will be phenomenal for turf conditions,” said Stewart. Steward said that he is happy to be in the mountains, enjoying the views. “I look forward to taking the club in a direction that will help it be successful,” he said.

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