Headingley golfer ready for Canada Summer Games challenge – PortageOnline.com
The 2022 Canada Summer Games are underway, but not all sports were in action this week. The athletics, diving and canoe/kayak events are all set to kick off at the end of the two-week event.
Golf is another sport still waiting to make its debut at the national event, and Headingley’s Grady Chuback is preparing to step onto the big stage. He describes his first reaction when he learned that he would be representing his province.
“I was really excited. It was one of my biggest goals because it’s something that only happens once every four years,” says Chuback. “I’ve heard nothing but good things about events like this, and I’ll also be going with a few friends of mine. So, I think it will be a lot of fun.”
Chuback says he will play 18 holes of golf for four consecutive days beginning Wednesday, August 17. The golfer notes that it’s one of his favorite formats but adds that he rarely does it anymore. He outlines some of his strategies for staying in top form throughout the event.
“One of them, for sure, sleeps well. I have to sleep about ten hours to have energy for the next day,” Chuback continues. “In addition to sleeping, you should eat well and stay hydrated during class. As long as you hydrate, eat well and sleep well, you should maintain a good amount of energy throughout the four days.”
The local golfer played in another national event last week but didn’t fare as well as he hoped. Chuback missed the cup at the Canadian Junior Open but says he’ll use that as fuel for what’s to come this week. He tells how he prepares.
“I tried to find a good balance between rest and golf. I found myself playing a lot of golf. Mostly I practice in the morning and afternoon and then I play nine or 18 holes in the evening,” says Chuback. “During a day I might take a rest day, but that rest day could still include some putting or maybe some light work. I tried to find a good balance between rest days and work days. , so when I go I feel ready but not overworked or tired at the same time.”
Chuback is really excited about representing his province and thanks all of the Manitoba team coaches for helping him get there. The Headingley native will play his first round in Niagara on Wednesday.