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Slice of the Game: National spotlight shining on the Hat

By None on July 26, 2018.

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Medicine Hat Golf and Country Club is hosting the Canadian Junior Boys Championship this coming week, and the national spotlight will shine our way once again later this fall.

The Medicine Hat College Rattlers are proudly hosting the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s golf championship, Oct. 15-19 at Desert Blume.

In the past, the annual CCAA championship has been hosted at sites all over Canada, making stops from coast to coast. The 2018 edition marks a first in the event’s history; this is the first time the tournament has been hosted in the province of Alberta.

As the host course, Desert Blume will provide a great test for the players. They have hosted national events before and the course has always left a lasting impression on the participants.

The four-round stroke play tournament will feature 125 of the best male and female college players from across the country. All players and teams attending will have qualified through their respective conference championships.

With the host school traditionally being granted exemptions into the event, Medicine Hat College players — both male and female — will be proudly competing for the national title on their home course.

As you can well imagine, an event of this magnitude requires a large volunteer force to keep things running smoothly. Medicine Hat College will require well over 100 volunteers for things ranging from sponsorship, pre-tournament set-up and day-to-day event operations.

It is a fabulous opportunity for those in the community to get involved and show their support. If you or someone you know would like to get involved, please contact Kristina Segall (Ksegall@mhc.ab.ca) to have your name added to the volunteer list.

From the player’s side of the equation, anyone attending the college this fall who is interested in trying out for one of the Rattlers golf teams is encouraged to attend the open tryouts in late August.

The 18-hole tryout is officially scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Desert Blume. If you or someone you know is interested in attending, please register with me in advance. You may contact me through my website to discuss your interest and eligibility.

Trevor Moore is a PGA of Canada professional and a TPI Certified Golf Fitness Instructor with the Titleist Performance Institute. Based in Medicine Hat, he runs his Advantage Golf Academy out of Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course and coaches the Medicine Hat College Rattlers golf teams. For comments or questions, you can contact him via his website trevormoore.ca or follow him on Twitter @trevormooreinc.

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