President: Mike Stuart
A lifetime Lower Mainland resident, Mike graduated from UBC with both his Commerce and Law degrees and earned his Chartered Accountant’s designation with an international accounting firm in the mid-1980’s. Mike has a keen passion for both golf and tennis and feels fortunate to work with a dedicated and professional management team. When not at the golf course, you will likely find Mike either fishing, boating or making his next travel plans.
Vice President: Troy Peverley
Troy started at Hazelmere in 1983. He graduated from UBC with a Commerce Degree with a Marketing Major. Troy’s role with the West Coast Golf Group grew with the addition of Belmont Golf Course in 1999 and Swaneset Bay Resort & Country Club in 2006. Troy has been active with the PGA of BC and Canada and the National Golf Course Owners Association BC Advisory Board. In addition to a passion for golf, Troy enjoys all activities with his son Trevor and daughter Nicole.
General Manager: Frank Fourchalk
Frank has been a part of the West Coast Golf Group team since 1998. In his 20+ years with the company, he has held a number of positions within different departments, familiarizing himself with all aspects of golf course operations. In addition to his duties at the West Coast Golf Group, Frank currently serves on the National Golf Course Owners Association BC Advisory Board.
Administrator: Dawn Beaton
A long-time resident of Langley City, formerly a resident of South Surrey, Dawn graduated from Earl Marriott Secondary. Dawn enjoys the role of Hockey, Soccer and Softball mom for her three children. When not busy at work Dawn can be found enjoying her time with family and friends. Dawn considers herself fortunate to work within a supportive and understanding management team allowing her a perfect balance with work and family.
Director of Golf: Tracy Peverley
Tracy returned back to the West Coast Golf Group in 2016 after previously working at Belmont Golf Course from 1999 to 2012 and is a Class A Member of the PGA of Canada. Tracy graduated with Honours from the Camosun College Professional Golf Management Program in 1999. Tracy enjoys golfing, skiing, travelling and spending time with family.
Assistant Golf Shop Manager: Austin Kao
Austin was born in Orange County California and moved to Langley at 11 years of age and has been golfing since the age of 8. After graduating from Walnut Grove Secondary, he attended the University of Victoria. He began working in the Golf Industry at the age of 26. He worked at the Richmond Golf Town and went from a Sales Associate to Clubs Manager in just 3 years. Austin has a vast knowledge of club fittings and can handle any of your golf club repairs.
Head Tennis Professional: Peter Knispel
Peter grew up in South Australia and then moved to Canada in his early teens. Most of Peter’s tennis was played in the lower mainland where he was ranked in the top five juniors in BC. Peter attended Miami Dade South College on a tennis scholarship. Peter turned pro in 1978 and played the USTA Pro Penn circuit in Florida and the Italian Satellite circuit. Peter coached for 34 years and is an NCCP/TPA certified teaching professional and a BCRPA certified personal trainer.
Food & Beverage Manager: Kenny Hoogwater
Kenny has been a part of our Hazelmere team since 2009. Kenny graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in May 2019 with his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, majoring in accounting. Kenny was promoted to the position of F&B Manager in 2018. Kenny enjoys spending time with his family as well as playing a variety of sports.
Executive Chef: Andrew Wynnyk
Sous Chef: Robert Santos
Banquet Manager: Karen Boag
Event Coordinator: Zoe Ma
Event Coordinator: Carrie Lawler
Regional Superintendent: James Muter
Born and raised in the Lower Mainland, James developed a passion for golf from an early age playing junior golf at Quilchena Golf and Country Club. James received a diploma in Turfgrass Management from Kwantlen College and a Turfgrass certificate from UBC. After years of experience at Richmond Country Club, James joined the WCGG where he currently oversees Hazelmere and Belmont. When not out on the golf course James enjoys training and competing in triathlons.
Assistant Superintendent: Rodney Burrows
Lead Hand: Jim Whyte
Jim joined the turf maintenance crew at Hazelmere in March of 2008. He was quickly able to become an integral part of our organization as a result of his hard work and dedication to the job. Jim has a keen passion for the game of golf, which is reflected in his work, in fact when he is not working he is often out on the course testing the conditions. Jim’s enthusiasm, positive attitude and willingness to help others make him a valuable addition to our team. Jim was selected as employee of the year for 2009.