The Canadian Junior Golf Association recently hit the links in Kanata for the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Series, with players competing for a coveted spot on the association's Team Canada and to play at the Euro Golf Cup in Scotland.
The series, which was held at the Kanata Golf and Country Club, not only gave players a chance to earn a place on the Canadian Junior Golf Association’s Team but also the opportunity to qualify for play in the FCG Callaway World Championship in California this summer, according to a press release. Team Canada will play in Scotland this August to compete for the Euro Cup.
Kanata Golf and Country Club is known for its challenging course, including the par-3 16th hole, and is considered to be the Ottawa region’s most challenging hole. The course, which opened in 1968, has been redesigned with strategically placed trees, large bunkers and rolling mounds. The new design is challenging for players who must be very articulate and experienced in ball control.
The Canadian Golf Association, now in its 25th year, is designed to give junior golfers in Canada the necessary skills and knowledge to prepare them for competitive golf, according to a press release. The association offers a six-stage development program focused on tournaments, clinics, international competitions and PGA Tour professional mentoring.