2014 Olds College Campus News

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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Olds College Builds New Wetland Treatment Research Facility

12.05.17-olds.collegeBy Ian Morrow

Golf has long been thought of, as a “waster” of water but the reality is that the majority of water used is returned to the environment. The public perception is that the golf course industry has a negative impact on water quality in the environment. Since we are returning the water to the environment then the real question is; are we returning the water cleaner than we received it or not?

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