Greg Hollins named Superintendent of the Year

After 18 years of service, Greg Hollins closed out his Manitoba career as winnder of the 2010 Manitoba Golf Superintendent of the Year honours.

He has now moved on to Thunder Bay, ON, and is the new Superintendent and Turf Manager at the Fort William Country club, where he is realizing a dream by working on the Stanley Thompson layout.

Hollines has been involved with the Stanley Thompson Historical Group for a few years and said he was excited to have opportunity to take over the reins at he the Fort William club. A trip to the Banff Golf Course with his brother Robert, a CPGA professional at Kenora, heightened his interest in the Stanley Thompson theme.

“When the chance came to move to the Fort William club and actually work on a Stanly Thompson course, I just couldn’t resist it,” he said.

His love for the game of golf was passed down at an early age from his late father, Gerry , who was Canadian Professional Golfers Association member for 42 years.After three seasons on the maintenance crew at the Pine Falls Golf Club and with a turfgrass management diploma under his belt, he spent the last 15 years as a superintendent, dedicated to the 27 hole John Blumberg Golf Course in Winnipeg. During the summer of 2010, he also acquired his Accredited Gold Superintendent status with the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association.

Greg was very involved in 2010 in the LPGA Canadian Women’s Championship tournament at St. Charles Country Club, working with their crew on preparing the course for that major event. His passion for sports has led him to be involved with the Assiniboine Curling Club, particularly in the junior curling program, as well as being very committed to the Manitoba Moose hockey organization.

The Fort William Country Club teamed up with Greg in December, 2010. Greg is married to wife Danielle and is the father of William (9) and Madelyn (7). Another integral part of the family is Border collie Marshall. He can be found roaming the fairways chasing the resident goose population and is great public relations tool and friend to all.

Greg loves the Thunder Bay region and its vast recreational amenities. You will find him in the curling clubs and campgrounds when he isn’t working or playing on the golf course.

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