By Blair Adams
Brandi works at the Oaks of St. George Golf Club in Brant, Ont., and her boss, superintendent Richard Voigt, admits she is paid peanuts…errr…kibbles. But unlike her two-legged colleagues, Brandi gets a daily raise in the form of treats from appreciative golfers
The six-year-old border collie/German shepherd mix has a very specific job at the Oaks—she is in charge of geese management, and she takes her job seriously.
“Members have embraced the idea of having a dog on the property,” explains Voigt, who has had Brandi since she was a puppy. “She helps control the geese population, which was at an all-time high before she joined our team.”
Brandi usually sticks close to Voigt’s side, but depending on what is on the day’s work schedule, she might sneak away to spend a little time with other staff on the grounds crew.
“I am really glad she is here,” say Voigt. I know my staff enjoy having her around and she is the unofficial morale booster. If any of us are having a tough day, a few minutes with Brandi is usually all that is needed to get us going again.”
And Brandi doesn’t judge. Golfers having a bad game can seek comfort in a friendly tail wag or one of her famous kisses. Just remember to keep your mouth closed.
Read the full article: Celebrating the Dog Days of Golf