These are the friendly and knowledgeable faces you will see when you come in for an unparalleled shopping experience. We know you are tired of the constantly changing sales staff at other retailers, and they seem to be less knowledgeable every time you walk in. Most of our employees have been with us at least 10 years and some more than 25 years. At Cambridge Golf & Fashions, our goal is to know you and be known by you. Our staff are also certified club, grip and ball fitters and continue to update their certifications. These are all posted in our store foyer.
Jeff Williamson started in fall 1989. His experience started at age 16 with full-time jobs at Victoria Park East & West. Turning Pro, he worked at Sarnia G&CC then back to Victoria Park East. After starting at the Cambridge Golf & Fashions location he continued to instruct golf over the next 4 years at Oaks of St. George, MerryHill and TriCity Golf. He helped open and operate other stores in Waterloo and Hamilton while taking on a wide range of operations at this location. He has been privileged to attend numerous golf shows, seminars, manufacturer’s plants, PGA events including the US Open and Masters, along with special meet & greet dinners North America wide. He completed his Ping Fitting Certificate in Arizona at Ping headquarters. Jeff has 4 children and is married to wife Guida.
Jason started in spring 1998. He enjoys competitive play but most rounds now are relaxing ones at Puslinch lake Golf Course and at Cambridge Golf & Country Club where he is a past Club Champion. Jason was previously a member at Galt Golf & Country Club and Whistle Bear Golf Club and has a golf handicap of 3. He also plays competitive fastball and hopes to pass down to his daughters Paige and Alora the skills that he learned watching his father play. He is married to Heather.
Ben started in the Winter of 2017. He has worked at Elmira and Deer Ridge golf courses in both the back shop and pro shop for over 10 years. He attended New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, NM on a golf scholarship before coming back to Canada and graduating the Professional Golf Management (PGM) program at Humber College in 2017. Ben is a passionate golfer that began golfing at the age of 5 and enjoys competitive play. He is interested in working to get his pro card, and eventually becoming a golf instructor. Ben is also an avid hockey player and continues to play numerous times per week and met his girlfriend Sara of 10 years at the rink.
Lorne started in the Spring of 2002. Lorne is a member at Puslinch Golf course. Lorne has received WHS Rules of Handicap certification from Golf Canada and has achieved Level 1 rules certification from the R&A/USGA. He graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Education in Physical Education and English and played varsity hockey and golf for three years. He is now semi retired after 16 years in the International Money Market and 25 years as a customs compliance specialist in the trucking industry. Lorne is married to Pamela and has 3 children.
Jeff (known in the store as “JT”) started in winter 2011 and has worked in retail golf since 2008. He plays 2-3 times a week, mainly at Carlisle Golf Course. He has an interest in shaft technology and club repairs. JT started golfing at age 8, taught by his father. He also road raced, dirt tracked and ice raced motorcycles for 12 years. JT owned a composite fabrication business manufacturing carbon fibre and fiberglass bodywork for 13 years. He is married to wife Janice.
Derek started in Summer 2017. After 15 years of hockey, he is concentrating more on the sport of golf. Derek was a member of Cambridge Junior Golfers from 2012- 2017 and now plays golf 3-5 times a week, mainly at Puslinch Lake Golf Course, Savannah Golf Links & Cambridge Golf Club. He also spent time working on his game with lessons at Whistle Bear to get more involved competitively. Derek has graduated from Conestoga College after studying business marketing.
George started in 2015 helping with offsite events and is now a regular store employee. Working for the Waterloo School Board for 31 years teaching grades 4-8, 22 years with the Kitchener Hockey School along with many coaching roles in both soccer and hockey throughout the years proves why he is very much a people person. Along with his passion for golf as evidenced by memberships at Galt and Golf North over the years, he also played university hockey and lacrosse for the Jr. Braves.
Joel started in April of 2021. He is currently a business student at Georgian College. Has worked at Doon Valley and formerly as a CPGA Professional at Midland G&CC. Joel enjoys playing 1-2 times a week everywhere in Waterloo Region. He started playing at the age of 10 and played junior golf at Rebel Creek and Galt Country Club.