Posted On: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saugeen Golf Club pro Mike Blackburn is leaving the industry to pursue a different career path.
The Owen Sound native tendered his resignation April 5, although he will remain at Saugeen until April 21.
While not disclosing his new position, Blackburn said he is leaving the industry to allow for more time to spend with his family.
“Tough decisions are a part of life and this is a very tough decision that my family and I decided to make as our family is growing by one in May. We will be welcoming a baby girl in late May,” he said in a statement to club members and staff.
Blackburn, who has been with Saugeen for five years, said he has appreciated the support he has received from the club over that time.
“Each one of you have shown a lot support to my family and I through my years here at Saugeen,” he said.
“There are a ton of great memories that I will hold deep in my heart. Saugeen Golf Club is a great facility with great people surrounded by an amazing community. You should all be very proud of your club.”
“I would like to thank all the staff and management at the Saugeen Golf Club for making this my home for the last five seasons.”
While he’s leaving Saugeen, he plans to remain a Class A PGA of Canada member “for the time being” and teach lessons and play in local Pro-Ams this season.
“I love the game of golf and will continue to be a part of the game going forward. My passion has always been the golf industry and it will hold a very special place in my heart as will the Saugeen Golf Club.”