Michael has been the University Golf Club’s General Manager since 1997. Prior to that, he was the club’s Head Golf Professional for three years. Before coming to UGC in 1994, he spent 14 years working at the prestigious Capilano Golf & Country Club in West Vancouver.
To date Michael has scored 5 hole-in-ones during his golf career…but who’s counting! He is the only member of his family not born in beautiful British Columbia. He was born in Scarborough, Ontario but we won’t hold that against him as he’s definitely not a Leafs fan.
He and his wife Jacquie, were married at UGC’s gorgeous gazebo garden in the summer of 2009. They were blessed with the birth of their first child, Nathan, in the spring of 2012 and then the arrival of beautiful Aubrey, in the spring of 2014. If you recall…those same two springs, Bubba Watson won the Masters…so we’ll always be curious of what might happen if he manages a third ‘green jacket”!!
Words to live by: “Life isn’t a dress rehearsal…and it goes by far too quickly!”
Michael – known as Spike – hails from a career of construction, starting when he arrived in Vancouver coming from the Hammer in the summer of 1992. Spike entered the commercial construction industry almost immediately on the ground level. In 1997 he earned his ticket as an Interior Systems Mechanic and then spent the 5 years prior to joining UGC in the residential construction industry.
Spike enjoys golfing in his spare time and loyally watching The Leafs and Ti-cats. Oskee Wee wee.
Guest Services Supervisor
Nicole is a recent addition to the University Golf Club staff. She grew up in Ontario and moved to beautiful Vancouver three years ago to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science at UBC. This is her first season at UGC and she is very much looking forward to expanding her skill set in her role as Guest Services Supervisor. Nicole will be playing an integral part in UGC’s expanded social media platforms.
In her free time, Nicole enjoys exploring the city, hiking and spending time at the beach. New to the golfing family, Nicole’s goal is to take her current Pitch n Putt skills to the big leagues and learn how to play a full course!
Your satisfaction is our goal
Hi Joni, Thank you so much for your help in my wedding. Thank you again! I really appreciate your help! Best regards, Phoebe (bride, October 2016)
Joni, Everything was amazing. The staff were great and everyone had a good time. Thanks for making this easy for Marty and I. Have a great Thanksgiving. Mrs Moore (Bride, October 2016)
Thanks for everything Joni! Everyone had a great time at the golf club – Lots of compliments on the food! Take care, Lyle & Pam (Groom & Bride, August 2016)
Hi Joni, Thank you for a wonderful event. We appreciate the help and service from all the staffing. The event turned out wonderful and we have been having some very pleasant feedback! Thank you, Sincerely, Tyler (Groom, August 2016)
Hi Joni, Thanks so much we were very happy with everything
Thank you Joni. It was perfect. Thank you for everything.
Hello Joni, Thank you for the warm wishes! We would like to express on our deepest appreciation for all the hard work you put in getting our special day organized. Everyone agreed it was great. Please also pass on our thanks to Maria and her crew. The event went without even the slightest problem and made the right decision early on to move the ceremony inside. We would not hesitate to come back to UGC to hold an event and will gladly recommend it to others. Thank you again!
Hi Joni, Thanks again for everything. We’re so glad we were lucky enough to have our wedding at UGC. You were wonderful. Wouldn’t change a thing and glad I chose UGC over the other 2 venues. It had the perfect indoor and outdoor wedding space, plus everyone I dealt with at the venue was very friendly. Special thanks to Joni! She was the main reason I booked UGC as I felt very comfortable with her and she was good with details. The contacts at the other venue I’ve been to were not quite at par with Joni.
The food was absolutely outstanding, and far exceeded our expectations. All of our guests complimented on the excellent quality and presentation of the food (most notably the perfectly cooked steak). Joni was efficient and professional in guiding us through the complicated event-planning process and made us feel special. We particularly appreciated the UGC’s tremendous flexibility in accommodating our (many of which last-minute) requests and immaculate attention to detail that were instrumental in making our wedding a success. The UGC’s professionalism and experience helped smooth out any of our snags significantly.
Hi Joni, Thank you for all your help and the help of all of the staff at UGC. We had a great time and everything went as planned. We had tons of compliments of the wedding venue and endless compliments about the food. Everybody loved the food!! Thanks again for everything!! Cheers