Spiritwood Golf Course excited with clubhouse manager hire

Glennalda Saam is the new clubhouse manager at Spiritwood Golf Course.

Spiritwood Golf Course has hired a local woman with extended sports facility and business management experience ahead of the 2020 season.

Making the announcement on Facebook, the course has hired Glennalda Saam as their new clubhouse manager. Saam is the facility manager at the Spiritwood Recreation Centre in the fall and winter and brings a wealth of knowledge in organizing sports activities and working in the sports industry. Bevra Fee is president and one of the owners of Spiritwood Golf Course. She said Saam has all the tools the ownership group was looking for in hiring a new clubhouse manager.

“Glennalda is highly organized and adept at planning, carrying out, and promoting events. Her background also includes managing one of the largest breeding stock operations for Fast Genetics, so she is experienced is supervising staff and dealing with people – both in HR and in an industry setting. She has a wealth of experience compiling and interpreting data, so we feel confident that she will help our bottom line by finding efficiencies and maximizing profits,” Fee told Golf Saskatchewan.

Saam is well-known in Spiritwood according to Fee. She is raising her family in the community and is heavily involved in the town of approximately 1,000 people.

“She is a friendly and outgoing, helpful person who has held various committee and board positions. We know that our reputation is going to be strengthened with her representing us in the clubhouse,” Fee added.

Fee said Saam’s first duties will include contacting their members, both past and present to gain an understanding of what their needs are that will hopefully help bring growth to the course. The ownership group is hoping Saam’s event planning prowess will help bring more tournaments and youth programming to the course’s portfolio this season.

Spiritwood’s course is expanding to include an RV park and campground. The ownership group said plans are moving along and interest is picking up. Some sites have been reserved already. Fee said the group expects interest to pick up once the season arrives. The adjacent campground is only a portion of big things planned for the course that Saam will lead.

“The priorities we set include targeted youth programming and skills development, a signature charity tournament, a cash tournament and a broader offering of food options in the clubhouse,” Fee explained. “We will continue with offering lessons with a golf pro several times this summer, and many of our annual tournaments will be back for 2020. A fresh and increased marketing plan will see much more interaction via social media, as well as more print media that is intended to reach a broader audience via pan-Saskatchewan publications. These initiatives will be led by Glennalda, and her enthusiasm will be converted into renewed engagement with clients.”