After a series of five events over two seasons, the Nova Scotia Golf Association is please to announce the team that will represent Nova Scotia at the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Joining Team NS for the girls are Meghan McLean and Heather McLean of Port Williams and Haley Baker of Halifax. The boy’s team is made up of Shaun Margeson and Benjamin Chassé of Fall River and Matthew Chandler of Chester. All players are members of the NSGA Provincial Junior Team and have been doing technical and mental performance training, and strength and conditioning work since January.
Nova Scotia Golf Association Head Coach and PGA of Canada Professional, Jeff MacDonald will be travelling with the squad as the coach. Anne Balser, a fellow PGA Professional, will serve as the team manager. For both, this will be their first Canada Games.
Jeff MacDonald is excited to see how Nova Scotia juniors stack up. He said, “All the Nova Scotia Juniors who made the team have competed in National Championships. They have great experience and can challenge anyone. They’ve worked hard and will enjoy this rare chance to compete for Nova Scotia.”
Canada Games medals will be awarded to teams and individuals after four rounds of play at Southwood Golf and Country Club in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Competition is scheduled to begin on August 8th.
In the last Canada Summer Games, held in 2013 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, the boys and girls both finished in 5th place in the Team competition. Four years earlier, in the first Canada Games where golf was contested, the girls finished 5th and the boys finished 7th. Competition is open to golfers who have not reached their 19th birthday.