New directions, great traditions combine at Lindsay Golf and Country Club

By Lindsay Advocate

Russ DaSilva and Nicole Haddlesey. Photo: Roderick Benns.

There’s a new buzz at the Lindsay Golf and Country Club. That’s what happens when you mix the tried and true – like great golf on a professional-grade course – along with some new blood to shake things up.

General Manager Russ DaSilva says it’s going to be a banner year for the club for a number of reasons. To start, Lindsay native Nicole Haddlesey is events co-ordinator, while Ron Carter, culinary manager, has come on board with a brand new menu for diners.

Both Haddlesey and Carter work together to create a seamless experience for events and managing expectations around the culinary side of things.

“The space is great here, people love how bright our main room is, as well as the view of the ponds and the course. There’s so much parking…there’s a lot going for this club,” she says.

Since coming on board Carter, as culinary manager, has revamped the menu and works with Haddlesey to accommodate dietary restrictions or preferences for those who want to plan their event at the club.

While there’s a set menu for Murphy’s Grille (the large room that can accommodate 120 people for weddings, and up to 160 for golf events) and Murphy’s Den (the more intimate space for up to 24), Carter says he can cook in virtually any style to meet the needs of events.

“If someone wants an Italian dinner, I can do that. If they want Greek, no problem. We can work with the customer.”

The Grille and Den are also open to the public to drop in for dinner or lunch. Monday nights are particularly popular with 50 per cent off wings from 4 pm to close, along with $5 draft beers.

Beyond event planning and dining, DaSilva is also excited to point out that Shana Kelly is now on her fifth year with the club, a PGA of Canada teacher professional. She also has a passion for junior golf and has ensured the Lindsay club is a “nationally recognized Junior Golf Development Centre.” There are only 35 such centres in Canada.

That means learning the game for ages as young as three or four, all the way up to 18. The ‘Lindsay Linkster Program’ combines lessons and playing time for young people, and they supply the clubs for kids – including the small carts.

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