Launched in 2021, the Women in Coaching program aims to strike a stronger gender balance with high-performance coaches to better reflect the Canadian golf community.
“The Gragtmans Family Foundation focuses on the positive development and advancement of youth in Canada and abroad,” said Ian Gragtmans, Founder of the Gragtmans Family Foundation.
Team Canada’s 2022 National Amateur Squad consists of 21 athletes, including eight women and 13 men. The Junior Squad totals 25 athletes including 12 female and 13 male U19 athletes ages 14-18.
The Spirit is hosted by the World Health & Golf Association, a charitable organization dedicated to promoting amateur golf for the benefit of health related reasons.
The competition was rescheduled to take place in late October, after being postponed from its original date from May 31 – June 4.
Kurtis Barkley: “Fairways and greens, give yourself some opportunities and if your putts are going in good things can happen.”
“My golf game is good right now and I just can’t wait to play again.”
“Feels unbelievable,” said Proteau. “I’ve had a few years – seven specifically – since my last win at the national level, and I’ve definitely had some doubts for the last few years if it would happen again.
This event saw participating golfers compete in putting, chipping, and driving competitions, culminating a year-long process, which consisted of 80 qualifying events across Canada and 1,500 junior golfers.