Monday, January 31st, 2011
The Golf dome and Golf Manitoba have once again agreed to a partnership that will see the Western Canada Games Training Squad use the facility as their official training site in preparation for the 2011 Western Canada Summer Games to be held in Kamloops, British Columbia in August.
The current Western Canada Games Training Squad is comprised of eleven girls and eleven boys, all of whom will be under seventeen years old on August 14th, 2011, the last day of the Western Canada Games competition. This group of young athletes is receiving extensive training which includes mental game preparation, physical fitness assessments and plans, dietary consultation, golf specific coaching, as well as equipment fitting and testing. Four girls and four boys will be chosen this summer from the Western Canada Games Training Squad to represent Manitoba in Kamloops and it is Golf Manitoba’s goal to prepare the potential members of the squad as much as possible.
“Golf Manitoba is extremely proud of the success we had at the 2009 Canada Summer Games and we are building on that model to prepare our athletes for the Western Canada Games later this year. We are able to train a group of young athletes on a long term basis in preparation for the competitive event. We are hopeful that this will not only benefit the eight members who qualify to represent Manitoba at the Games but also the others who are going through the training. The experiences they are getting will benefit their golf careers for life and the partnership with The Golf Dome allows us to conduct this extensive training year round”, said Garth Goodbrandson, Golf Manitoba’s Director of Player Development.
“The Golf Dome has been Winnipeg’s premier indoor golf facility since 1991 and we are proud to be associated with the Golf Manitoba as the official training site of the Western Canada Games Training Squad. The utilization of The Golf Dome’s indoor driving range will allow the team to train in a superior environment and will help assure success of the Golf Manitoba Program,” said Curtis Gray, President of The Golf Dome.