Meet Our Golf Superintendent
It’s been said that Osprey Shores Golf Superintendent John Stapleton eats, drinks and sleeps golf. From the break of dawn on the fairways, to the last rays of sunlight over beautiful Guysborough Harbour, golfers will find John on the course, working on the small details that create an enjoyable golfing experience.
An avid golfer with a 2 handicap, John Stapleton brings both the passion of a player and the knowledge and experience of a course management professional to his new role at Osprey Shores. In regard to his passion as a player, John finished fifth in the 2005 Nova Scotia mid-amateur championship. As a course manager, John brings more than 11 years of golf course and pro shop management experience, and has completed courses in turf, environment and weed management as well as golf course design and construction at the University of Guelph and human resources management at the Canadian Institute of Golf Management.
In addition to equipment and merchandise updates in the pro shop, John is leading a course development program focused on increasing the speed of the greens, contour cutting on the fairways to enhance green definition so golfers are guided to the hole and provide players with nicely manicured fairways to ensure a great golfing experience.
In discussing his program, the passion of the player emerges. “We have one of the most beautiful courses in Nova Scotia,” said John is discussing his program. “Without getting into the technical details, my goal here is to create a quality of fairways and greens that match the visual excellence of the natural surroundings.”
While they might not all agree on their scores, we think it’s a goal all players can agree on.