Checking in with Team Canada
Team Canada heads south for Training Camp
Previewing fall training camp, taking down SCOREGolf's Bob Weeks and the latest news on Team Canada.
Morgan Bell/ Golf Canada
Published on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 03:48PM EST Last updated on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 03:56PM EST
Team members are flying from across the country this week to meet up with the Team Canada staff in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The Herron Bay Golf Club will be the team’s host facility as they prepare for the 2013 season.
On site the Men’s camp are: Corey Conners, Taylor Pendrith, Garrett Rank, Chris Hemmerich, Justin Shin, Eric Banks and Adam Svensson.
On site for the women’s camp are: Brooke Henderson, Augusta James, Brittany Marchand, Jisoo Keel and Christine Wong.
The training camp runs until Sunday and players will be participating in various golf specific training activities with their coaches.
Over the three days the players will also run though physical training assessments and workouts with Jason Glass. They will gain feedback on their golf games from a trackman combine and also will be K-vested for a 3D view of their swing. Titleist fitting expert, Chad Cole, will also be on site to aid the players with equipment needs.
Follow us on Twitter for pics from the camp.
Where has Team Canada been?
Argentina... National team member Garrett Rank recently competed in Argentina alongside Development Squad member Adam Svensson.
During their trip, Rank and Svensson competed in two events and judging by their tweets, had a lot of fun. They paired up together to finish seventh at the Tailhade Cup and then travelled to Buenos Aires to compete in the Argentine Amateur Championship.
Rank, 25, won the individual portion of the tournament at 6-under-par to earn the No.1 seed for the match play format. Svensson finished stroke play in seventh, after a second round, 68.
Rank soared through match play, making it all the way to semifinals before falling 2&1 to New Zealand’s Joshua Munn.
Svensson, 18, also played well but was eliminated in the Round of 16 by the tournaments eventual champion, Antoni Ferrer Mercant.
A big invite
Corey Conners recently participated in the Western Refining all-America Golf Classic in El Paso, Texas.
He received a tournament invite after tying for fourth place at the 2012 NCAA Championship to conclude his fall season at Kent State.
Conners posted three straight rounds in the 60’s to finish in fifth place, four strokes back of Kevin Penner from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
As a junior he’s currently the 6th ranked played in the latest GolfStat Standings.
Checking in with Alumni
Congrats to Stephanie Sherlock and Rebecca Lee-Bentham.
The former Team Canada members each picked up professional wins on the SunCoast Ladies Tour in November. They are both in preparation for Stage III of LPGA Qualifying at the end of the month.
Bentham’s victory came at the LPGA International Legends event, November 14-16 after rounds of 70-75-72.
Sherlock’s win, her first as a professional golfer, came after rounds of 71-68-73 on the Champions Course at the LPGA International Golf Club. Bentham also finished tied for 4th in that event.
Stage III will be hosted November 28-Decemeber 2 at the LPGA International Golf Course in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Hughes takes down Bob Weeks
SCOREGolf’s Bob Weeks recently caught up with former Team Canada member Mackenzie Hughes. Check out this video as Weeks tries to go head-to-head with the two-time Canadian Amateur champion on his home course.
Tweets of the Week
Best tweets of the week from Team Canada players, alumni and coaches:
Chris Hemmerich - @ChrisHemmerich: Early morning on the way to the airport. Looking forward to the first Team Canada training camp #Florida @TheGolfCanada
Kevin Kwon - @KevinKwon95: Signing my national letter of intent for the University of Washington, GO HUSKIES!