New General Manager at the Superdomes

Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI) thrilled to announce new General Manager at the Superdomes

Mark Hyne, with more than five years of experience with Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI) has been announced as the new General Manager of the Superdome Sports Centre and Superdome at Ben Franklin Park.

He takes over for Tena How, who has been introduced as the Club Director at eQuinelle Golf Club, responsible for overseeing the new residents club, food and beverage and facilities operations at the new eQuinelle Residents Club.

Hyne joined TMSI in 2010 as a pro-shop attendant at eQuinelle Golf Club, but was quickly moved into a leadership position. With over 15 years of customer service experience as a reputable leader working with businesses and building long-term relationships with clients, Hyne is the perfect person to take over as General Manager.

“Darin (McCorriston, President of TMSI) and his team have built an amazing company, and I am grateful for having the opportunity to take the Superdomes to a whole new level,” said Hyne. “I am looking forward to working with the team on this, and I’m excited about what lies ahead.”

Over the past five years, Hyne has used his previous career experience to streamline administrative practices at multiple TMSI facilities including the Superdome Sports Centre and Superdome at Ben Franklin Park where he was the Facility Manager.

Prior to entering the recreation industry, Hyne spent eight years as the retail sales manager for a local Rogers Wireless dealer, where he and his team were regional leaders in terms of sales performance and customer service.

TMSI would like to congratulate Mark Hyne on his well-deserved promotion.

Mark can be reached at:

Golf & Walking – Finished for the season!

Thanks to everyone for participating in indoor golf and our walking program again this winter.


Please feel free to reach out to any of our outdoor golf properties in the coming weeks – like eQuinelle Golf Club, Perth Golf Course and the Thunderbird Sports Centre – to arrange your first round in 2015.

And just a reminder, our fields are available for rent all year long for you, your family, or your team looking for a fun activity!

Indoor Golf Update

Spring is finally here. But, the weather hasn’t cooperated with golf courses just yet!

That’s why the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park will be extending its indoor golf season by an extra week, until April 3rd. Regular hours still apply.

If you visited us at the Ottawa-Gatineau Golf Expo this weekend, you would have heard that we are giving away a trip to Toronto during the RBC Canadian Open (value: $2,500!). You can enter for that prize at the Superdome until April 3rd.

Thanks for a great season! Be sure to visit our partner properties for the best golf experiences in the Ottawa area for 2015: Perth Golf Course, eQuinelle Golf Club and Thunderbird Sports Centre.


TMSI to sponsor Senior Open at Ottawa Sun Scramble

Our parent company, Thunderbird Management Services Inc. (TMSI) is proud to announce it will be sponsoring the Senior Open division of the Ottawa Sun Scramble in 2015

The TMSI Senior Open takes place on August 28th at GreyHawk Golf Club and those who make the cut compete on Championship Sunday at Eagle Creek on August 30th.

For more information, and to register, please click here:

Kaleidoscope of Hope Results – Thank you!

TMSI is proud to donate the proceeds from our walking program for the past week and all practice time purchased at our golf range today in the amount of $1,336.17. In addition, visitors to the Superdome at Ben Franklin graciously donated an additional $130 today.

TOTAL EARNED: $1,466.17! 

All proceeds raised will go to the Kaleidoscope of Hope Charity, started by Tony and Sharon House in 2010 to help raise awareness and provide treatment for teen mental health.

Sharon Bosley House and Tony House, creators of Kaleidoscope of Hope are
excited to introduce new fundraising initiatives in addition to their KOH Gala. “We’re very fortunate to have many people in the community believe and embrace this
cause. We’re looking forward to this week and the months ahead as we continue to
grow the awareness and help make a difference to those who need help,” said Tony.

Grand Prize Winner: Renate Rodgers!

Value of the prize is $1100 and includes 4 green fees with power carts at eQuinelle GC, 4 green fees with power carts at Perth GC, a 2015 Executive Golf Membership, green fees at Thunderbird Golf Club and range buckets at Kevin Haime Golf Centre.

Wow thanks so much. As its my birthday on Sunday it is a great present.  I look forward to playing the courses etc.  I love your facility and the staff are great. — Renate Rodgers

Winners of the putting contest:

1st place – Truman Yuill wins a 2015 Executive Golf membership and 5, 1/2 hour practice sessions at Superdome Sports Centre

2nd place- Han Kook Chang wins 4 green fees at Thunderbird Golf Course and 5, 1/2 hour practice sessions at the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park

3rd place- Larry Kerr wins 5 medium buckets at the Kevin Haime Golf Centre and 5,1/2 practice sessions at the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park

Winners of the Flight Scope contests:

Smash factor – Nilo Cachero wins a 2015 Executive Golf membership and 5, 1/2 hour practice sessions at Superdome Sports Centre

Pitching contest – Greg Jarvis wins 2 rounds of golf with power cart at eQuinelle GC and 5,1/2 hour practice sessions at the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park

Guess your distance challenge – John Castleman wins 10 medium buckets of range balls at Kevin Haime Golf Centre and 5, 1/2 hour practice sessions at Superdome Sports Centre

Winners can pick up their prizes at the front desk at the Superdome at Ben Franklin Park between 9am and 11pm any day. Additional door prize winners will be announced next week.

TMSI would like to thank all our customers for their participation in the event today and walkers all week for their support of Kaleidoscope of Hope.

We’d also like to thank our sponsors for their generous donations – Perth GC, eQuinelle GC, Executive Golf Club, Thunderbird Sports, Centre, Kevin Haime Golf Centre, Superdome Sports Centre and The Superdome at Ben Franklin Park.

Social media feed from the event: 

Walking Program Update

We have listened to our customers, and the walking program (starting January 5, 2015) rates have returned to their previous rate of $1.

Looking forward to welcoming you to the Superdome soon!

Welcome students from John McRae

We welcomed a handful of students from John McRae to Ben Franklin yesterday to play Bubble Soccer and hit some golf balls. A great day!