Andréa's Passion for Golf

picture I started playing golf in the early mornings with my Dad at The Canmore Golf and Curling Club. He suggested that I Start to play more and had me join the Ladies League in Canmore and this is where I learned to have fun while playing golf!

After two years at the University of Calgary, I decided that Golf might just be my I practiced, played in tournaments and sent video and a golf resume to schools in the “warm” states. In 1994, I received two letters of acceptance for their golf teams: Florida Southern College and Oregan State. I chose the sunshine and off I went to play NCAA Division II Golf for the MOCS!

Playing for Florida Southern College was a great experience with many highlights:
  • 3rd place team finish NCAA Division II Nationals 1996
  • Qualified as an individual for the NCAA Division II Nationals 1997
  • 2nd place team finish NCAA Division II Nationals 1998
andrea In 2002 I was fortunate to get a Hole-In-One and a $10,000 Prize at the Golden Mix. I did lose my Amateur status for a year, but the money came in handy for school tuition.

Once I started practicing physiotherapy in Calgary I began to play in more golf events like the Alberta Amateur and the Canadian Amateur. In 2007, I competed in the Calgary Ladies Amateur at The Calgary Country Club. With some good fortune and a good sister who caddied for me on the second day where I shot 2 under, I ended up winning the event. Other events where I competed that year:
  • CN Tour Event at River Spirit, Calgary AB
  • Alberta Amateur, Petroleum Club, Edmonton AB
  • Royale Canadian Amateur, Moncton GCC, Moncton NB
  • Monday Qualifier for CN LPGA Canadian Open, Petroleum Club, Edmonton AB

2010 was an extraordinary year for me and golf!
  • Tied 2nd Place BC Mid Amateur, Arbutus Ridge, Duncan BC
  • Sunlife Alberta Amateur and Mid Amateur
    • Qualified to represent Alberta in 2009 and 2010 at Nationals
    • Won Alberta Mid Amateur 2010
  • Placed 3rd at Royale Canadian Mid Amateur, 2010
  • Monday Qualifier for CN LPGA Canadian Open, Elmhurst, Winnipeg MB
    • Top 4 qualified, I placed Tied for 5th

My goal is to compete at the highest level as an amateur and educate players of all levels about their golf body. What a dream to play in the LPGA in Canada... maybe next year?

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