Checking in with Team Canada

National Amateur Team hits Phoenix for training camp

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The men and women of Team Canada’s 2014 National Amateur Team were all together for the first time to continue their training in the warm conditions of Phoenix, Ariz., at the Raven Golf Club at Verrado from Nov. 27 – 30.

Much like the Development Squad camp, the amateur athletes undergo three full days of training that incorporate golf tests, sports science assessments, team workouts, seminars and more.

The images below show what activities athletes endure during a typical day at training camp.


Women’s Head Coach Tristan Mullally goes over the game plan with the girls


Garrett Rank & Corey Conners: the final two remaining in the beep test! (Head Coach Derek Ingram looks on)


IST coaches Jason Glass & Greg Redman assess Taylor Kim of the Development Squad


Adam Svensson and Kevin Kwon follow the lead of strength and conditioning coach, Jason Glass


Nicole Springle (nutritionist) gives the women’s team a detailed tour of the grocery store


The men’s team heads home after a long day

To view the full roster of Team Canada athletes, click click here.

Get to know Anne-Catherine Tanguay


Hometown: Quebec City
Age: 22

Q: What are some of your nicknames?
A: “AC”, “Anne-Cat”

Q: Who or what got you into golf?
A: My mom had me and my siblings take clinics when we were younger

Q: What is your best golfing moment? (i.e. Tournament finishes, first eagle, hole in one etc..)
A: Playing my first LPGA event in Edmonton (CN Canadian Women’s Open in August of 2013)

Q: What is your worst golfing moment, and the lesson you learned from it?
A: Disqualified myself from Canadian Amateur because I realized I had signed a wrong scorecard. I learned that integrity and honesty are the most important qualities to have

Q: When you aren’t working on your golf game, you are likely:
A: Working out, at the movies, eating or shopping

Q: Who is in your dream foursome?
A: Fred Couples, Suzann Pettersen and Tiger Woods

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A: My dad and I were born on the same day (Jan. 8th)

Q: What course would you most like to play that you haven’t already?
A: Pebble Beach.

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
A: Being next to the St. Lawrence river

Q: Favourite type of shot to hit?
A: Low punch dead into the wind (I play lots of golf in Oklahoma!)

Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
A: I have all the necessities (Kleenex, Advil, Tylenol, Immodium, band-aids etc..)

Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
A: “Army Of Me” – Christina Aguilera

Q-School Alumni Updates

LPGA tour

Jennifer Kirby, a 22-year-old Team Canada alumnus, tallied five solid sub-par rounds (71-69-69-71-68) to finish the five-day, 90-hole event at 12-under par. As a result, the Paris, Ont. native earned her LPGA Tour card for the 2014 season. Read the full story here. tour

Six former members of the High Performance program look to advance through the third and final qualifying stage to earn their respective Tour Cards. They will tee-it-up this week from Dec. 12-17 at the PGA West Stadium Course in La Quinta, Calif.

Chris Hemmerich in the spotlight

Chris Hemmerich, a member of the Men’s National Amateur Team, has received recent recognition for his solid play as the captain for the University of Guelph Gryphons. The senior is one of the premier golf talents that chose to display their skills at post-secondary institutions in Canada. He was recently profiled in the University’s ‘At Guelph’ publication. Read more