Monday, July 29, 2019

Golf Course Greenskeeper to move on to Greener pastures

With just under two seasons under his belt,
Golf Course Superintendent Peter Drake
has accepted a position with the 
City of Revelstoke
(PR Golf Club Facebook photo)
After working his magic with the Prince Rupert Golf Course greens and fairways since April of 2018, Course Superintendent Peter Drake is packing up and moving on, having accepted a position with the City of Revelstoke.

The Prince Rupert Golf Course announced his upcoming departure last week, with August 15th his last day on the job on the North Coast, with a Revelstoke start date just four days later.

Mr. Drake arrived in April of last year and brought some considerable experience to the task of bringing back to life the challenging course conditions, receiving praise often for his work of the last year and half.

The task has not been without challenges as maintaining and training a constant staff has provided for some difficulties over the course of the two seasons, as well as having had to deal with the rather harsh weather climate that the North Coast delivers on golf course. 

Still, in that short period of time Mr. Drake has had some remarkable success in keeping the course on a path towards improvement and he has compiled a list of suggestions for the next Superintendent.

The opportunity to lead the turf department with the City of Revelstoke, a community he has live in before, as well as it's proximity to family in Kelowna made the decision a relatively easy one for Mr. Drake to make.

There have been challenges, but Course Superintendent Peter Drake
has received some rave reviews for his work on the turf at the course
(PR Golf Course Facebook photo)

Prince Rupert Golf Course members expressed their disappointment at his pending departure, however noted the nature of the opportunity for him; as well as the work ethic he brought to his work in Prince Rupert over the last two seasons.

The Prince Rupert Golf Course has not outlined what its plans for the remainder of the season may be or what replacement plans they may have for the off season when a majority of the course remediation work takes place.

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