Canada’s World #1 Amateur Golfer Visits Naples

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Amateur golfer Corey Conners, ranked #1 in the world in Canada, visited Naples last week and practiced his game at Quail Creek Country Club. Conners will represent Canada in the 2015 Masters Tournament as an amateur.

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Amateur golfer Corey Conners, ranked #1 in the world in Canada, visited Naples last week and practiced his game at Quail Creek Country Club. Conners will represent Canada in the 2015 Masters Tournament as an amateur.

Conners sat down with Jennifer May, Director of Membership and Marketing, for an interview. Conners started playing golf at the age of five and entered tournaments at the age of nine with success. He continued to work on his game with the assistance from Quail Creek Country Club Member James Walker. Walker stated, “I couldn’t be more proud of Corey. He comes from a small town and has really worked hard to get where he is today.”

Conners will be representing Canada in the 2015 Masters Tournament as an amateur. May asked Conners how he felt about this accomplishment. “I’m ecstatic! It’s pretty awesome to play as an amateur at the Masters and hang out in the crow’s nest,” stated Conners.

In 2014 Conners claimed the Jones Cup, the Mid-American Conference Championship, the General Hackler Championship, and the Gopher Invitational. Also, he recently finished runner-up at the U.S. Men’s Amateur Championship to earn exemptions into the 2015 Masters Tournament and U.S. Open Championship.

In his spare time, Conners has turned into a world traveler, playing in tournaments in Japan, Argentina and Australia. He recently graduated from Kent State University and solely focuses on his golf career.

Mike Dero, Director of Golf at Quail Creek Country Club, had the opportunity to play a few rounds with Conners. Dero stated, “Corey is the real deal. He already has a beautiful swing and golf game and you can tell by his demeanor that he’s only going to get better. On top of that he has a humbleness and quiet confidence that is going to serve him well.”

Conners called Quail Creek Country Club a hidden gem in Naples. Fla. He said, “The courses are terrific and turf is in excellent shape from the renovation. I hope to hang my hat here someday.”

About Quail Creek Country Club

Quail Creek Country Club is the premier, private, member-owned country club in Naples, Fla. Featuring two Arthur Hills-designed golf courses, a comprehensive tennis program, beautiful fitness and spa facilities, fine dining in the gracious clubhouse and a bustling social program, Quail Creek Country Club delivers the true country club experience. Membership is open to individuals who reside both inside and outside of the community. In fact, 70 percent of members do not live on campus. Quail Creek Country Club sets a new standard for the country club lifestyle.

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