By Craig Campbell, Dundas Star News
An organization preserving the legacy of Canada’s foremost golf course architect is setting up shop in downtown Dundas, home to one of his 178 international courses.
The Stanley Thompson Society, founded in 1998 to research and archive facts about Thompson’s life, his drawings and papers and encourage preservation of existing Thompson courses around the world, is also bringing a job to Dundas.
Thompson built Dundas Valley Golf & Country Club in 1929 – along with renowned courses in Banff and Jasper, Alberta and Nova Scotia between 1912 and 1953. He was involved with design and planning of 144 Canadian courses plus 26 in the United States, four in Brazil, two in Columbia and two in Jamaica.
The society announced Friday its office would be opening at 89 King St. W. in Dundas, across the street from the address where Thompson first met with the original directors of Dundas Valley Golf & Country Club to discuss plans for the local course 83 years ago.
Hosting the society is Larry Smithers, owner of LGC Smithers Inc. financial services at 89 King St. W. Smithers is secretary-treasurer of The Stanley Thompson Society. The Society will share space with Smithers’ business.
According to a press release issued Friday afternoon by society executive director William Newton, the society is looking for “part-time secretarial assistance.”
Applicants are invited to contact the society by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Smithers was not immediately available for comment Friday afternoon.
For more information on The Stanley Thompson Society, visit www.stanleythompson.com