Sault College Cougar’s Athletics Program Adds Varsity Golf

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Sault College Cougar’s Athletics program will introduce golf as a varsity sport in time for the 2014 competitive season. The Men and Women will compete as individuals and as teams in the Ontario College Athletic Association (OCAA) Golf Championship being held in Peterborough on September 29 to October 1, 2014. Athletes who qualify will also be competing in the Canadian College Athletic Association (CCAA) Golf Championship being held in Quebec City from October 14 to 17, 2014.

“We are excited to be expanding our Athletics programing to include golf at the OCAA level ,” notes Scott Gray, Manager of Athletics at Sault College. “Our program prides itself on giving students an opportunity to enhance their learning experience by providing a full range of sports while studying at Sault College.”

Recently developed, Sault College’s School of Business partnered with Toronto’s Humber College to offer a unique way to obtain an advanced diploma in Professional Golf Management. Business students at Sault College enrol in the Business program for one year at Sault College and then transfer to Toronto’s Humber College Business Administration – Professional Golf Management program for a second and third year. Graduates have learned from professionals and will be fully prepared for careers in this growing industry.

“A varsity golf team certainly complements the Business Administration-Professional Golf Management program that we announced last summer,” notes Colin Kirkwood, Dean of the College’s School of Business. “Individuals pursuing a golf related career are often also interested in competing in the sport at a high level. Now, with the varsity golf team and the academic programming, Sault College students have the option to do both.”

Golf team members will be selected on the basis of results in qualifying tournaments to be held in early September, 2014. Participation on the team will be limited to golfers who display an appropriate level of play as determined by the coaching staff. All interested golfers can contact the Sault College Athletics Department at athletics@saultcollege.ca or phone 705-759-2554 ext. 2709.