In Focus: Brice MacDermott
General Manager and Head Professional Brice MacDermott has been featured on KamloopsBCNow.com in their In Focus section.
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What is your name?
If you could spend one whole day with anyone in the world who is currently alive, who would you select and why?
I’d love to spend a day with three of my favorite athletes Wayne Gretzky, Phil Mickelson, and Brett Favre.
If you were to receive any existing public award, what award would you like to win?
Any award recognizing the success of our team!
If you could spend a day with any historical figure, who would you choose and why?
Ben Hogan – I’d like to watch him swing a golf club and pick his brain about the golf swing.
Who inspires you?
My wife and two kids.
What are three things on your bucket list?
Take my family to Disneyland, go to the Masters and play in a World Series of Poker Event.
What are you passionate about?
Family, golf and sport in general.
What has been your favourite day of your life, up to this point?
I have three: My wedding day Jan 12th, 2010. The birth of my son Cooper Feb 23rd, 2011. The birth of my daughter Hannah Aug 24th, 2012.
Where is your favourite place to dine in Kamloops? What do you like about it?
Frick & Frack. It’s a great place to grab good food and they have great staff, I’m never disappointed.
What is your favourite activity or event in Kamloops? Why?
I love going to the Blazers games with my son especially when my hometown Kelowna Rockets are in town. (Sorry I am still a fan I can’t help it I lived there for 20 years)
What is the name of your business/organization?
Kamloops Golf & Country Club
What does your business/organization do?
I have one of the greatest jobs, I get to run a golf course!
Where can people find you or your business online?
www.kamloopsgolfclub.com We have an entirely new website that will be ready to launch in the middle of March.
Where can people find your business on Facebook?
Kamloops Golf and Country Club
What is your Twitter account?
How do people connect with you on LinkedIn?
What is your mission?
Personally – To be a great husband and father and always have time to spend with my family.
Professionally – To provide a great environment for our members, guests and staff to enjoy while at the Kamloops Golf & CC.
If you could achieve one thing within your field, what would it be?
Be recognized as someone who takes pride in what they do and always has time to listen to members, guests, and staff.
Where do you want your business/organization to be in five years?
I see our golf club continuing to evolve and grow with some of the programs we are implementing this year. Finding a great balance of Members and green fee players is what will continue to make us successful.
Who do you consider to be a forerunner within your field?
The golf industry has so many great people and facilities with excellent attributes. A facility that I have always thought really stands out in our region as a leader is Predator Ridge. It is one of the finest golf resorts in the country and a leader in golf.
What three qualities do you feel that your business/organization exemplifies?
Quality products, fair pricing, and friendly service.
What would you like to say to your employees/volunteers?
Thank you for making me feel so welcome at the Kamloops Golf & CC over the past year. I am excited for the upcoming season and working beside you to take our club to the next level.
How does your business/organization impact the community?
The golf club is very active in contributing too many charitable causes. This year I will personally be participating in the PGA of BC Golf a thon raising money for ALS, I plan to play over 200 holes in one day. We are also hosting several junior golf initiatives this year including a stop on the Zone 2 Junior Tour April 23rd.
If you were trapped in an elevator with several wealthy investors from any field, which field would you want them to be experts in?
Business, regardless of what you do for a living I feel that an expert in business has skills and knowledge that can be related to your personal life and be of assistance.
What would say to them/talk about?
I would ask them what got them started as I always feel that getting started is the toughest hurdle to overcome. I would also want to know what drives them to continue.
If I could change one thing about Kamloops, it would be:
More Wineries (it’s happening!)
What do you think makes Kamloops great?
Some general comments I would like to share are:
The Kamloops Golf & CC is fully open to the public! We have a lot of exciting plans in store for 2016 and welcome anyone to stop by for a visit.