Here is Germain Francoeur

Rainy summer on the greens

Despite one of the coldest, wettest summers in recent years, head professional at the Skeena Valley golf and Country Club, Germain Francoeur, says the season has still been a good one.

Despite one of the coldest, wettest  summers in recent years, head professional at the Skeena Valley golf and Country Club, Germain Francoeur, says the season has still been a good one.

Francoeur says primarily the weather has affected public play at the course, and so green fees have suffered.

However, a boost in membership, and sales in the club’s restaurant and pro-shop are balancing that out, he says.

Francoeur is pretty satisfied with the growth in membership numbers this season.

He had previously spoke about growing membership as a priority for him going into the job.

This season was Francoeur’s first as a head professional, and the first time in recent years the golf course has had a head professional on staff.

Junior memberships at the club has reached 55 youths, and Francoeur said it’s great to have kids out there learning the sport.

“It’s good for us to get the little ones out,” Francoeur said, noting there was also a high number of girls participating this season as well.

The Victoria native has signed a two-year contract with the course, and says that a third one is probably in the cards.

Francoeur said he and his family are enjoying Terrace so far and are looking forward to more seasons at the course.

The Skeena Valley golf and Country Club  will wrap up its season on Oct. 31.

“There is still time to golf,” Francoeur said.

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