Angus Glen Golf Club mourns the loss of Ernie Amsler, Director of Agronomy


This week Angus Glen Golf Club mourns the loss of their 2007 Canadian Open “Captain.” Ernie Amsler, Director of Agronomy at Angus Glen, passed away on Tuesday July 24, 2007 at the age of 66.

Ernie had been with Angus Glen since 1991, and oversaw the transformation of this property from a simple cattle farm to what you see before you today.  His vision, dedication and love for this golf course will be sadly missed.

Ernie Amsler,
Director of Agronomy, Angus Glen Golf Club

Ernie was a member of both the Ontario Golf Superintendents Association and the Canadian Golf Superintendents Association since 1991.  He was responsible for the daily maintenance and golf course construction projects at Angus Glen and oversaw a staff of approximately 50 employees. 

The original course, Angus Glen’s famed South Course has achieved the status as one of the finest golf courses in Canada.  Golf Digest rated it “Canada’s Best New Golf Course” in 1995. Canada’s Golf Ranking Magazine bestowed similar honours to the South Course as Best New Golf Course along with a platinum ranking, which is the magazines highest honour. The North Course was voted #2 Best New Course in Canada by Golf Digest for the 2002 season.

Angus Glen Golf Club is the proud host of the 2007 Canadian Open, and has hosted the 2002 Canadian Open, 2001 CN Canadian Women’s Open and the 2001 Telus Skins Game.

Ernie began his career in Canada with the John H. Putzer Landscaping Company.  From there he served for 16 years as the Superintendent of Windmills Golf Club.  In 1989, he assumed the position of Construction Supervisor at Mandarin Golf and Country Club.  Ernie joined Angus Glen Golf Club in 1991 as Superintendent, became Head Superintendent in 2002 and Director of Agronomy in 2007.