Our Conference – The Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association
The Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA), was originally called the Nova Scotia College Conference, and came into existence in 1967.
The charter colleges were Nova Scotia Technical College, Halifax; University of Kings College, Halifax; Nova Scotia Teachers College, Truro; Xavier College, Sydney; Universite Ste. Anne, Church Point, and Nova Scotia Agricultural College, Truro.
The major sports were soccer, hockey and basketball. Tournament competition in golf, volleyball, badminton, field hockey and cross-country had also formed a part of the conference scheduling in the past.
Over the years, the conference has seen major changes with members, the association name, sport participation, and personnel. The present name, Atlantic Collegiate Athletic Association, reflects our regional composition with institutions from PEI, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
The ACAA presence in the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) has been strong since the inception of the CCAA. The ACAA has hosted ten CCAA national championships, won nine CCAA medals, held five CCAA executive and five CCAA convener positions over a good many years.
The ACAA continues to adapt and grow in a changing sport environment, and in doing so, provides many student athletes an excellent opportunity to strive for athletic as well as academic excellence.
There are no fees to participate on the Hurricanes golf teams. There is a fee for anyone participating in the tryout tournament.
Tryouts for the golf team take place in September over several competitive rounds of golf. Please e-mail for an in-depth layout of the tryout format.
Traveling to Tournaments
Transportation is provided to all players for tournaments outside of Prince Edward Island.
Fox Golf Academy – Home of the Hurricanes –
Formerly the Canadian Golf Academy, the Fox Golf Academy is located at the Fox Meadow Golf & Country Club in Stratford, PEI. The Fox Golf Academy has everything you need to help you reach your goals. For information about the Fox Meadow Golf Club and the Fox Golf Academy, visit the website.
The varsity golf team holds two team practices per week on top of their fitness training and tournament rounds. A practice schedule for the season will be provided by the coaches once the team has been selected.
There are many benefits to being part of a Hurricanes team, including:
- Added insurance coverage on physiotherapy for injuries to college students
- Great prices on Hurricanes clothing and merchandise
- Great discounts on golf equipment through our partners
- Attendance to the Hurricanes Awards Banquet in April
Varsity players will be provided with golf balls, Hurricanes golf bag, hats and apparel for all tournament rounds.
When you play for the Hurricanes you are representing Holland College. The college has a fantastic reputation on Prince Edward Island as well as the ACAA. Players must conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times, on and off the course, at home, and on the road.
The Holland College athletics program receives exposure through many different avenues throughout the year. A representative from the Journalism program covers the team for the season through articles posted on this website.
The ACAA website provides in depth statistics and standings throughout the season.
Charlottetown radio station Hot 105.5 also provides coverage.
The Facebook home of the Hurricanes provides live game updates and photos, videos, roster news and more.
Holland College varsity golf teams have been competing at the national level for over 10 years.The teams are regular participants in the Golf Canada University/College Championships and the CCAA national championships every year. The teams have won five women’s and seven men’s ACAA banners since 2006. The men’s team won bronze in 2006 and silver in 2011, the women’s team won silver in 2007 and in 2012 at the CCAA nationals.
Goals for 2013-2014
The Hurricanes golf program has had tremendous success both at the national and regional level in the past. This upcoming season, the women’s team will look to build on their silver medal win at the CCAA national championships, while the men will have a full returning group and some new recruits. This will be a big year for Hurricanes varsity golf!
We’ve made great strides building our program over the years but we are always looking for ways to improve. We have been working hard over the off-season to focus on aspects that could be strengthened. For more information or to schedule a campus visit, please contact us with the following information:
- Last two competitive teams with league name and years
- Holland College program of interest
- Telephone Number
- E-mail Address