Olds College Campus News

13.02.02-OC.turf.ClubSt. Andrews Renovations by Greg Bond

As a graduating diploma student in the turfgrass management program at Olds College, this semester we are learning golf course design and construction.  As one of many topics under discussion, the most recent media frenzy regarding renovations to the old course at St Andrews prompted me to offer my own observations and opinions.

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13.02.02-OC.turf.Clubby Jason Pick, Instructor, Turf Management Program

The final quarter of the 2013 Olds College school year was an exciting one – we began the new year with a guest lecture from Mitch Davidson AGS, superintendent of Dinosaur Trail Golf Club who reminded us to “Invest in Ourselves”  sharing how you can support your associations while advancing your communication skills.  At the CGSA conference in Toronto, we saw our 2012 Applied degree graduate Andrew Krek win the $2500 scholarship, while Cody Inkster and Franz Unterberger  both also collected scholastic grants from the WCTA. 

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13.08.26-Olds.logoby Jason Pick, Instructor, Turf Management Program

Olds College turf students began the fall term this year with our September Fall Classic Golf fundraiser,  where  turfies practiced tournament set up and preparations at the Olds Highlands Golf Club.  As a highlight this year, NHL great Lanny McDonald joined with each group off the first tee,  passing around his Stanley Cup ring to whomever showed interest! A regular at Heritage Pointe Golf Club in Calgary, he did not disappoint. 

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12.11.16-Olds1from Jason Pick, Instructor, Turf Management Program

New Olds College Golf Team

Olds College began this year by energizing the Alberta Colleges Athletics Conference with its new 2012 Golf team, filling the roster with nine team members among our turf diploma program students. Managed by golf course management instructors Ian Morrow (Head Coach) and Jay Leach (Assistant Coach), the new golf team was represented through three provincial qualifier tournaments.  These inspiring students balanced full time classes with practice and competition, only narrowly missing the qualifying scores at Desert Blume Golf Club for national championships in Oshawa.

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