City renews Chinook Pro Shop contract with Koster for five years
Ken Koster will remain a fixture at the Chinook Golf Course for the next five years after the City of Swift Current renewed his contract to provide Pro Shop services and operate the restaurant at the golf course.
At the October 22 Swift Current City Council meeting, council approved a new five year deal with Koster and KK Golf Management to retain his services through to 2023.
Koster has been the Head Professional and General Manager at Chinook for the past eight years, and he has overseen the operation of the restaurant for the past six years.
With their existing three year restaurant contract expiring in December, and the pro shop contact expiring in 2019, City officials met with Koster to discuss both a new contract and extending their terms to five years.
“It is challenging to find consistent and competent individuals (and companies) to manage a restaurant that caters specifically to golfers and is a seasonal operation dependent on weather,” General Manager of Community Services Dean Robson stated when presenting the contract details to council. “We have been fortunate to have two very experienced restaurant operators over the past 20 year at the Chinook Golf Course restaurant. The past six years the City has been even more fortunate to have an individual manage the pro shop and restaurant who understands intimately the golf course industry as well as restaurant operations.”