Canada Games criteria announced

Golf Saskatchewan has announced the criteria that will outline who will compete for the province at the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara this summer.

The golf competition at the Games will be held at the Legends on the Niagara (Battlefield) from Aug. 17 to 20. Team Saskatchewan will be made up of two females and two males under the age of 19. Golf Saskatchewan Manager of Sport Steve Ryde said the internal competition to be a part of Team Saskatchewan will be fun to follow along this upcoming season.

“Saskatchewan is rich in talent, there are at least a dozen or more talented, male players that could possibly make the team. On the female side, we have a handful of competitors ready to represent the green and gold on the national stage. As the coach for the golf team, my goal is to create a team atmosphere leading up to the games that expands through the entire process to the final hole in late August,” Ryde said.

The teams will be announced following the Saskatchewan Junior Championships at the Royal Regina Golf Club from July 5 to 7. Four other tournaments leading up to the provincial championships will also be used to determine the team. Ryde added that despite the fact the Games are still over seven months away, preparation for players is underway for a chance to compete in this potential once in a lifetime opportunity.

“We are months away from the Canada Games however, golfers in Saskatchewan are already training and planning their competitive schedules. Our organization wanted to finalize the details regarding the process, so all the players are ready when registration for all the events are open,” Ryde said.

“There are so many PGA professionals, fitness experts, and coaches that help in the development of our junior golfers in Saskatchewan, I am proud to say that we are all Team Saskatchewan. The excitement is building towards another amazing season for our juniors and all golfers,” Ryde concluded.

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