Trent University Announces New Men’s Varsity Golf Program
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Newest addition to varsity line-up partners University with
Peterborough Golf & Country Club
Thursday, September 15, 2011, Peterborough
With the opening of the 2011-12 Ontario University Athletics (OUA) season, Trent University Director of Athletics, Bill Byrick, is excited to announce the addition of a new Excalibur Men’s Varsity Golf program.
The newest addition to the Trent Excalibur varsity line-up will begin competing in the OUA in fall 2011 and has been made possible with the support of an anonymous donor and a strong partnership with the Peterborough Golf and Country Club (PGCC).
“A golf program has been something we’ve been looking at for many years at Trent and thanks to a great deal of support from members of the community and the great people at the Peterborough Golf and Country Club this is now a reality,” said Byrick. “We’re very pleased to add our twentieth varsity team and I think it gives more of our students a chance to represent the University at an elite level.”
As a partner in the team, the PGCC will provide playing privileges and access to practice facilities for the team over the course of the OUA golf season. Additionally, the club will host a duel meet in late September.
"The Peterborough Golf and Country Club looked at this as a great opportunity to partner with Trent University in the development of their student athletes through the game of golf. Our relationship with Trent University over the years has been an exceptional one and this commitment to their Golf program enhances that relationship,” said Robert Lauzon, General Manager and COO at PGCC. “We look forward to this partnership as a lasting opportunity to give back to the community and Trent University for all of the support they have given to the club over the years."
Joining the new golf program in the role of coach and manager is Peterborough icon Pete Dalliday. Dalliday will bring his years of experience in the Peterborough golf community to Trent, and will look to use his knowledge of the game to supplement the skills of team members. Providing additional coaching support during the season will be PGCC Head Pro Chris Jones, a former OUA golfer himself, and his talented staff.
“The addition of varsity golf at Trent is very exciting and I’m happy to be a part of it,” said Dalliday. “The University joining forces with Peterborough Golf and Country Club is a great a fit and this team wouldn’t be possible without that support.”
The Trent golf program has already attracted interest from student-athletes who have played on the Ontario amateur circuit and the team is currently in the midst of a recruiting push to round out the five-player men’s team.
The crown jewel of the OUA golf season is the OUA Championship being hosted by Queen’s University at the Cataraqui Golf and Country Club in Kingston in October.
For more information, please contact:
Bill Byrick, Director of Athletics, Trent University, (705) 748-1252