Checking in with Team Canada

Team Canada’s Development Squad hits the ground running

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Training Camp

Last week, Team Canada’s newly announced Development Squad took to the facilities at the University of Houston for their first official training camp of the new season. All 10 players were in attendance to begin the rigorous training routine and sports science assessments that come along with the first training camp of a new season.

To give some insight into what a typical day is like at a Development Squad camp, see the agenda below:

7:00am – Team breakfast

7:30am – Flight Scope technology


8:30am – Physiotherapy

9:00am – Strength & Conditioning assessment


9:30am – Strength & Conditioning coaching

10:00am – Sports Psychology

11:00am – Class: Sports Nutrition


12:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm – Alternate through morning activities


4:00pm – 9 holes of golf with coaches


6:30pm – Dinner

8:00pm – Class: Shot by Shot


Get to know Sabrine Garrison

Hometown: Calgary
Age: 17

Q: What are some of your nicknames?
A: “Gare Bear”

Q: Who or what got you into golf?
A: My dad introduced me to the game of golf. I swung my first golf club at the age of 4!

Q: What is your best golfing moment? (i.e. Tournament finishes, first eagle, hole in one etc..)
A: Winning the CN Future Links Western with a final round of 69.

Q: What is your worst golfing moment, and the lesson you learned from it?
A: Shooting 11 over par on the front nine of my very first AJGA. I was so nervous and couldn’t find my swing. On the back nine I stopped caring about the score and finished that nine only one over. This experience taught me to forget about the score until the end of the round.

Q: When you aren’t working on your golf game, you are likely:
A: Hanging out with my friends, doing homework and taking hot yoga classes.

Q: Who is in your dream foursome?
A: Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Annika Sorenstam

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A: I have completed my grade 6 Royal Conservatory of Music Piano Exam.

Q: What course would you most like to play that you haven’t already?
A: Augusta National

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
A: Being so close to the Rocky Mountains. (Skiing, scenery, lots to do).

Q: Favourite type of shot to hit?
A: Anything straight, but I do enjoy hitting a nice solid drive.

Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
A: My varied assortment of allergy medication.

Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
A: “Send me on My Way” – Rusted Roots

College signing tracker

See the latest official National Letter of Intent signings by our Team Canada athletes below:

Valérie Tanguay – University of Oklahoma

Carter Simon – NC State

Sabrine Garrison – University of Minnesota

Q-School Alumni Updates Tour – final stage

Justin Shin
Maple Ridge, B.C.
Alumnus (2013)

Eugene Wong
North Vancouver, B.C.
Alumnus (2011, 2010, 2009, 2007)

Albin Choi
Toronto, Ont.
Alumnus (2012, 2011, 2010, 2009)

Cam Burke
New Hamburg, Ont.
Alumnus (2010)

Nick Taylor
Abbotsford, B.C.
Alumnus (2010, 2009, 2008, 2006)

Riley Wheeldon
Courtenay, B.C.
Alumnus (2008)

LPGA Tour – final stage

Jennifer Kirby
Paris, Ont.
Alumnus (2012, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)

Nicole Vandermade
Brantford, Ont.
Alumnus (2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)

Sara-Maude Juneau
Fossambault, Qué.
Alumnus (2010, 2008)

Maude-Aimée LeBlanc
Sherbrooke, Qué.
Alumnus (2010, 2009, 2008, 2007)