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New face leading the Portage Golf Club

By Portage Daily Graphic, Portage Daily Graphic

There will be a new face in charge at the Portage Golf Club next season. Deb Pritchard has been hired as the new general manager and club professional. (File Photo/The Graphic)

There will be a new face in charge at the Portage Golf Club next season. Deb Pritchard has been hired as the new general manager and club professional. (File Photo/The Graphic)

There's a change of leadership at the Portage Golf Club.

CPGA pro Deb Pritchard has officially been named general manager of Portage Golf Club.

“We are truly excited to have Deb joining our team,” says club president, Sharilyn Knox. “Based on her record of accomplishments we're confident she will create a high level of customer service and golf programming at our club. We worked our way through over 20 applicants and I truly believe we have selected the best choice.” 

Pritchard brings over 25 years of experience in the golf industry, most recently spending eleven years at Minnedosa Golf & Country Club. She also brings general manager and head pro experience with a proven track record directing all aspects of golf operations including retail golf shop, tournaments, special events, program organization, as well as food and beverage services & catering. Pritchard also has experience from her time at Pine Ridge Golf Club, Carman Golf Club as well as the golf instructor at the Golf Dome. 

“I am honoured to have been chosen to fill the position and I look forward to both the opportunities and the challenges that this will present,” says Pritchard. “Working in conjunction with the very dynamic and enthusiastic board of directors and other key personnel already in place, I am excited to build on this foundation as we work to grow and enhance the products and services that this club provides for its members, its guests and the community at large.”

Pritchard will oversee all aspects of operations including food and beverage service, golf programming, event scheduling, pro shop management, staff training and leadership and guest relations, as well as general management responsibilities. 

She will commence duties at Portage Golf Club, effective November 20, 2017.


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