Golf Canada announces 2019 Team Canada
Golf Canada – 17 athletes selected to represent Golf Canada’s National Amateur and Junior Squads; Junior Squad returns to Golf Canada’s National Training Centre at Bear Mountain
Team Canada coaching staff announced
OAKVILLE, Ont. – Golf Canada is proud to announce the 17 athletes who have been chosen to represent Team Canada as part of the 2019 National Amateur and Junior Squads.
In all, seven athletes comprise Team Canada’s National Amateur Squad including four players on the men’s team and three on the women’s team. The 10-member Junior Squad will include five women and five men.
“Golf Canada is pleased to select this outstanding group of elite athletes based on their remarkable performances this past season,” said Jeff Thompson, Golf Canada’s chief sport officer. “These squads are a product of an immersive training environment led by our head coaches alongside sport science staff, parents, the provincial high-performance programs along with member clubs. They will be fantastic representatives of Canada on the global golf stage.”
From February through early June, the 10-member Junior Squad will be based out of Golf Canada’s National Training Centre at Bear Mountain Golf Resort in Victoria—the second year the program has provided centralized training, accommodation and education for athletes during their high school second semester. Team members will be immersed in a focused centre of excellence, surrounded by world-class technical coaching staff and experts in the areas of mental performance, physiotherapy, biomechanics and nutrition.
The following athletes have been selected to Team Canada’s 2019 Amateur Squad:
WOMEN’S NATIONAL AMATEUR SQUAD
MEN’S NATIONAL AMATEUR SQUAD
Complete National Amateur Squad bios can be found here.
The following athletes have been selected to Team Canada’s 2019 Junior Squad:
WOMEN’S JUNIOR SQUAD
MEN’S JUNIOR SQUAD
Complete Junior Squad player bios can be found here.
TEAM CANADA COACHING STAFF ANNOUNCED
Golf Canada is pleased to announce the 2019 Team Canada coaching staff that will support both the National Amateur and Junior Squads.
On the men’s side, Derek Ingram of Winnipeg, Man. returns as Men’s Amateur Squad Head Coach. Robert Ratcliffe of Comox, B.C., will be leading the Men’s Junior Squad.
On the women’s side, Tristan Mullally of Waterdown, Ont., returns as Women’s Amateur Squad Head Coach. Matt Wilson, from Newmarket, Ont., will oversee the Women’s Junior Squad.
Wilson, who also works as Golf Canada’s director of next generation performance, will resume leadership of the Junior Squad centralized program at Bear Mountain alongside Ratcliffe.
“Derek and Tristan have had tremendous success with Team Canada athletes and the evolution of our national team program will see Robert and Matt play a more significant role through the centralized training environment at Bear Mountain,” added Thompson. “We are excited to build on the success of Team Canada’s new centralized program in helping our young stars make the jump to the next level in their careers.”
Mullally, Ingram, Ratcliffe and Wilson are all Class “A” professionals with the PGA of Canada.
The 2019 Team Canada Young Pro Squad athlete selection is expected in December.
ABOUT CANADA’S NATIONAL AMATEUR TEAM PROGRAM
Team Canada, the pinnacle of Golf Canada’s High-Performance Program, provides access to world-class resources including coaching, nutrition, sport science, mental management, equipment and elite competitive opportunities. The program builds on the support team members have received in their development years from their family, member clubs, personal coaches, university programs and provincial golf associations. Golf Canada’s High-Performance Program and Team Canada are proudly supported by RBC, Canadian Pacific, Titleist, FootJoy, adidas Golf, ClubLink, Heritage Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee. For more information about Team Canada or to donate towards the development of Canada’s future golf stars, please visit www.golfcanada.ca/teamcanada
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