Tim Charles and Peter Morse from KenWo Golf Club, captured the inaugural National Golf League (NGL) National Championship

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NGL National Champions: Tim Charles & Peter Morse
Tim Charles and Peter Morse from KenWo Golf Club, just captured the inaugural National Golf League (NGL) National Championship at the breathtaking Hamilton GCC, the home of next week’s RBC Canadian Open!
Peter made a birdie on the first playoff hole to win. Way to go fellas!

Golf NS Welcomes Summer Interns, Jordyn Wolfer & Andrew Cash

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Jordyn Wolfer

Originally from Calgary, Alberta, Jordyn Wolfer has made Halifax her home for the past two years while attending Dalhousie University and studying Therapeutic Recreation.  During the 2023/24 school year, Jordyn enjoyed working with the King’s College Women’s Volleyball Team as a student trainer and plans to return to the team in September.  She hails from a family of golfers back in Calgary and has been a loyal part of the Member Services Team at Silver Springs Golf & Country Club for the past 4 seasons, most recently excelling as a Team Lead.  Jordyn understands what it takes to deliver first-class service and is a welcomed addition to our in-season operational team.

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Andrew Cash

Andrew Cash is no stranger to the game of golf and the industry.  Hailing from Upper Tantallon, NS, Andrew recently completed his Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Marketing from St. Francis Xavier University.  Andrew grew up in Nova Scotia as a competitive golfer and continues to enjoy the game as a member of Avon Valley Golf & Country Club.  Andrew’s work history includes Outdoor Services at The Links at Brunello, Turf Maintenace Team Member at Antigonish Golf Club and Assistant Tournament Director for Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) Atlantic.  With an undeniable passion for the game, Andrew enjoys working with junior players of all levels.  We welcome Andrew to our 2024 team.

Golf Nova Scotia Partners with CaddyTrek Canada!

Golf Nova Scotia is excited to announce a new partnership with CaddyTrek Canada.

Originally established in Wakefield, Massachusetts, FTR Systems began shipping its first CaddyTrek product in 2011. In 2012, the company moved its headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada to design, assemble, and distribute its unique and innovative electric mobility products.

Making use of robotic and motion control sensors and sophisticated one-of-a-kind electric motors, FTR products bridge the gap for consumers looking to stay mobile.  Their products sell in markets around the world through our network of distribution partners and retailers.

FTR provides full support for all of its products.  They believe that interacting with their customers and understanding their perspective is the best way to make a better product and a more enjoyable experience.

As a part of the partnership, all Golf NS members will receive an instant discount and an opportunity to receive a free $100 accessory kit.  All CaddyTrek sales in NS will result in a donation to Junior Golf Development in Nova Scotia.

“Caddytrek Canada is excited to be a partner with Golf NS in 2024, we look forward to serving the NS golf community while supporting the association with their mission of promoting and growing the wonderful game of golf in Nova Scotia.”, says Dave Bolster, CaddyTrek Director Sales.

In addition to the member promotion, CaddyTrek is running a raffle with net proceeds donated to Junior Golf Development in Nova Scotia.  Tickets are $40 each and the winner will receive a Golf NS custom logoed CaddyTrek!  CaddyTrek will have demo events at various NS golf facilities and will be present at the Men’s Fourball Championship.  The draw will take place on June 9, 2024.

“Golf NS is excited to partner with Dave Bolster and CaddyTrek Canada.”, remarks Jason Lohnes, Golf NS Executive Director.  “Providing opportunities for people to be mobile is important work and partnering with CaddyTrek to both provide this opportunity to our members and to enhance Junior Golf is a no-brainer.”

Follow Golf NS for upcoming CaddyTrek Demo Days.

CLICK HERE for the CaddyTrek brochure and please contact Dave Bolster for further information, pricing, and details.

Dave Bolster

dave@bolsteramerica.net

Facebook: @caddytrekCanada

Website: https://www.caddytrekcanada.com

Myles Creighton’s Solo 2nd and his Journey on the Korn Ferry Tour so Far!

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Rising Star from Nova Scotia!

Digby’s own, Myles Creighton has now played 12 events on the Korn Ferry Tour and has had an impressive start to his rookie year on the tour.

Achievements:

  • Events Played: 12
  • Cuts Made: 8
  • Top 10 Finishes: 3
  • Top 5 Finishes: 1
  • Runner Up: 1

In his most recent event at the Veritex Bank Championship Myles shot -9 in round 4 to secure 2nd place and finish with a total of -27.

Apply Now – Canadian Senior Golf Association: Executive Director

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Job Opportunity: CSGA

The Canadian Seniors’ Golf Association is seeking a new Executive Director.  This a part-time contract position and details can be found below.

Emeritus Golf Maritimes

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What is Emeritus Golf?

Emeritus Golf is committed to providing access to the game of Golf to members of the Canadian Armed Forces and First Responders, both retired and serving and their families, in recognition of their selfless service to Canada. We are also prepared to offer assistance to under-resourced groups.

Golf Nova Scotia (GNS) proudly supports the efforts of Emeritus Golf through the work of its Equity, Diversity, Inclusion & Accessibility (EDIA) Committee and strategy.  At GNS, we strive to provide Golf for All; identifying barriers to our sport and rigorously seeking to break them down one by one.  Playing golf is associated with improved physical health and mental well-being.  Science-backed benefits of playing golf include anxiety and depression relief, increased social interaction, building confidence and practicing patience.

Emeritus Golf Maritimes is hosting its annual fundraising event at the beautiful Chester Golf Club on June 6, 2024. CLICK HERE to view the event poster.

Golf NS News Volume 2, Edition 2

2024 Golf NS Annual General Meeting Recap

The Annual General Meeting of the Nova Scotia Golf Association (Golf Nova Scotia) was held last evening with great success. Thank you to the many voting members and guests who took the time to join us. 

Recording of the Meeting

Annual Report

Golf Nova Scotia is preparing for a busy and successful 2024 season. Thank you to all members, clubs, and industry partners for their cooperation and shared commitment. Golf Nova Scotia is dedicated to the success, growth, and future of golf in Nova Scotia

#NationalVolunteerWeek

It is National Volunteer Week!

We would like to give a big thanks to our past, present, and future volunteers. A special thank you to our Referees and Course Raters who work closely with Golf Nova Scotia during the season. Your work does not go unnoticed.

Support4Sport VIP Coach – Craig Faulkner

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Craig Faulkner – Bio

Where are you from?

Born and raised in beautiful Nova Scotia and currently reside in Middle Sackville.

How Long have you been coaching golf?

I approached the Oakfield Golf and Country Club in 2016 about the idea of starting a golf program for the Special Olympics Sackville-Bedford region. The general manager discussed the program with the membership, and they wholeheartedly embraced the program and have given me their full support.

Today I have twelve golfers and four additional coaches to support the golf program.

What do you coach?

I started in 2016 as a Special Olympics Assistant Coach for Soccer & Athletics and currently, I’m the Head Coach for Golf and Floor Hockey.

Why do you love to coach?

Coaching Special Olympics is a very rewarding experience and a great opportunity to share my love of sport.  I’m proud to be a voice for inclusion and an advocate for the many golfers in the community who have an intellectual disability. 

The most important lesson I have learned as a coach is being aware of individual differences in golfers.  Every golfer is different, and has different ways of receiving information, dealing with stress, anxiety, and the rate at which they improve.

Building trust between the golfer and coach is of paramount importance. It is essential that the golfers know you care about them as a golfer and a person.

I always focus on the being is positive, enthusiastic, and supportive cheerleader for every golfer. The bottom line is simple; it must be fun for everyone involved.

Everyone has similar goals and dreams, regardless of your situation in life and the Special Olympics golfers demonstrate the importance of having a positive attitude when presented with new and seemingly insurmountable challenges. 

I enjoy watching the golfers develop problem solving skills that will help them throughout their personal lives.

To break down golf into its simplest terms, you have a bag of sticks with a wedge attached and a golf ball.

How do you best use those sticks to get that ball in a hole that’s far away.

If that’s not already difficult enough, you need to consider sand traps; water hazards; rain; deep grass; wind; trees; hills; plus, many more obstacle that golf throws at you every time you play.

Even if you hit the perfect shot, it may land in a spot that makes your next shot almost impossible.

Each shot presents a problem to solve, and golfers need to use critical thinking skills that gives them the best opportunity to hit the next ball where they want it to land.

Golf has a way of emulating life. Accept your situation, and then strategize and solve any problems you encounter to give yourself the best chance for success.

Craig Faulkner, Special Olympics Sackville BedfordProgram Coordinator, Head Coach Golf, Head Coach Floor Hockey