Local golf course holding junior clinic
The Woodside Golf Course will be holding a junior swing clinic May 24 and 25. The clinic runs both days from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. and is open to kids ages seven to 17.
The participants are split into groups and spend 20 minutes each on putting, chipping and full swinging. The golf course has been running the clinics for the past six years with attendance ranging from 25 to 30 kids. Twenty-six have already signed up this year.
“It’s just (an opportunity to grow the game),” said Event Coordinator Kenny Vollet. “It’s a lot of fun and the kids get a chance to experience something new.”
For more information about the clinic, contact Vollet at Kenny@woodsidegc.com or 403-686-4653.
For the second straight year, Ty Rattie and the Portland Winterhawks were denied a trip to the CHL’s Memorial Cup. The Winterhawks lost 4-1 to the Edmonton Oil Kings, May 13, in Game 7.
Calgary Spring Challenge
The Airdrie Aces Athletics Club brought home another large haul of medals from the Calgary Spring Challenge track meet, which took place May 13 and 14 at Foothills Athletic Park.
In the bantam boys category, Scott Chalupiak brought home five gold medals in the 80-metre, 80-metre hurdles, 200-metre hurdles, 800-metre and 1,200-metre events.
Ryan Zachary won gold in shot put and silver in discus.
He also tied teammate Adam Sleik to win silver in high jump. Sleik added two bronze in the 200-metre hurdles and 1,200-metre run to his weekend total.
Sam Rajah won gold in the 150-metre and 60-metre peewee girls’ races, as well as a silver medal in the standing long jump event. Jasmine Szucs won silver in long jump and bronze in shot put.
Isaac Whitmore brought home two silver medals in the peewee boys’ 600-metre and 1,000-metre races, while Jalen Greenridge won three silver medals in the long jump, 60-metre and 150-metre events.