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Our Valued Employees

Over 50+ years, Whitevale has employed thousands of hard-working individuals from our neighbouring communities, and we are grateful to each and every one who has helped to build and maintain our Club over the years.

Club Managers

Alex Maggiacomo (2006 to present)

  • Hired as Whitevale's first General Manager, Alex has brought dramatic improvements leading all operational aspects of the Club, and his position has allowed for a significant shift toward policy governance by the Board of Directors
  • Career in golf spans two decades beginning at the Toronto Golf Club; previous General Manager positions include The Club at Bond Head and Castlemore G & CC

Colum McAuley (1985 to 2005)

  • Dedicated Club Manager for 20 years, Colum remains an active playing member today

Kees Roozen (1985)
Ted Biggs (1976 to 1984)
Wilmot Gates (1971 to 1975)
Jack Boyes (1958 to 1970)

Head Golf Professionals

Ryan La Rose (2014 to present)

  • Professional resume includes Oakdale G & CC, Weston G & CC and Glen Eagle Golf Club
  • Current and Past Assistants: Kevan Goble, Ray McCourquodale, Charlie Doherty, Steve Rodriguez

Tony Wilkins (1995 to 2013)

  • Professional resume includes Mississaugua G & CC, St. George's G & CC, Royal Ottawa Golf Club and Carleton Golf & Yacht Club in Ottawa
  • Assistants: Kevan Goble, Steve Rodriguez, Dustin Timlin, Meghan Dove, Chris Vasey, Jim Selnak, Adam Hudson, Dave Short, Lee Hummell, Silvia Morrison, Anne Marie Kovacs, Kevin Crawford, Moe Mejghi, Steve Van Putten, Russ Latimer

Ron Morris (1967 to 1994)

  • Whitevale's Head Pro for 28 seasons, the 13th tee has a memorial stone honouring Ron's contributions to the Club
  • Assistants: Tom Swan, Al Paterson, Dave Wood, Ron Knight, Reed Lawson, Graham Gunn, Karl Grundulis, Steve Hitchings, Nancy White (played LPGA), Brenda Burns, Mike Morris (Ron's son), Mark Brewer, Albert Pugh, Roy Christensen, Kevin Thistle

Paul Cluff (1966)

Alvie Thompson (1964 & 1965)

  • Won the Manitoba Open in 1962, 1964 and 1968
  • Assistants: Ron Goodes, Irvine Taylor, Paul Cluff

Gus Maue Jr. (1959 to 1963)

  • A left-hander who attracted many southpaws to Whitevale. Gus combined with Jack Payne and another lefty, Ken Thorpe, to win the Cavotti Tournament in 1960. Later in life, Gus and his wife Audrey became the closest friends of Canadian golf icon Moe Norman
  • Whitevale's first Assistant Pros: Bill Huestis, Grant Young, Bruce Harper

Golf Course Superintendents

Blair Rennie (2004 to present)

  • Joined Whitevale just in time to oversee the McBroom renovation of the golf course, and played an integral role in ensuring that the project came in on time and on budget
  • Is a member of the faculty at Durham College's Golf Management Program
  • Previously Head Superintendent at ClubLink's DiamondBack GC in Richmond Hill, ON. Host superintendent to the televised 2001, 2002 and 2003 CPGA Championship.
  • Associate Superintendent at Emerald Hills GC where he hosted the inaugural Nations Cup Golf Tournament
  • Internship at Beacon Hall Golf Club

Art Oswald (1986 to 2003)
Warren Vout (1982 to 1986)
Ab Reeves (1957 to 1981)

  • Whitevale's first Superintendent helped to build the golf course, and nurtured its development for 25 seasons

Long-time members of the grounds crew have included: Kyle Young, Mickey McCue, Murray Carter, Scott Mackenzie, Glenn Major, Al Morley, Ray Richards

Food & Beverage

Shawn Greco, F&B Manager

  • Over 20 years in hospitality, Shawn is a Smart Serve Ambassador, former instructor for Tourism & Hospitality at Georgian College, and has finished as high as 4th at the World Flair Bartending Championships in Las Vegas
  • Prior to joining Whitevale, Shawn was F&B Manager at Clublink's Board of Trade Country Club in Woodbridge, ON

Andrzej ("Andrew") Kaluski, Head Chef

  • Born in Warsaw, Poland, Andrew's cooking training began in Italy
  • Prior to joining Whitevale, he was chef in kitchens at The King Edward Hotel, Lambton Golf and Country Club, and for the Compass Group where he cooked for celebrities including The Rolling Stones, Julio Iglesias, Mr. T, and the Pope (World Youth Tour)

Jack Kudlatz, Chef (1997 to 2009)
Gabi Abuodeh, Bartender (1983 to 2003)

Administration

Diane Key (1987 to present)
Kim Holden (1997 to present)
Lajos "Louie" Spisak (1988 to present)
Joan Morris (1967 to 1997)