Big Valley’s Sandra Schell is not only an avid golfer but nurtures a love for the game beyond the greens

Golfing connected Schell with her dad and has grown to mean more through the years.

A part of the Big Valley and Stettler ladies’ leagues, Sandra Schell is a regular on the local golfing circuits.

Schell also plays in the Alberta Golf Tour, which is an amateur tour for all handicaps.

Speaking about how she got into the game, Schell said that the game was a connection with her dad.

“I began golfing years ago with my dad,” Schell said. “Just before he passed away we were golfing quite a bit together, and actually won the Stettler Mixed Golf Tournament one year!”

Schell still holds on to the gift certificate they won that day, and doesn’t plan to use it.

“I began golfing competitively when my dad passed away, it was one of those moments where I either found something that would keep me going in the sport or I would have quit golfing,” Schell recalled. “This is what has brought me to the Alberta Golf Tour.”

On the circuit, Schell has met some great people who she has become friends with.

“I have my husband Scott come with me to every tournament I go to as my caddie and together we have won tournaments on the Alberta Golf Tour and had some amazing experiences on various golf courses,” Schell added. “I am so thankful for his support and have been fortunate enough to win the Alberta Golf Marg Ward Mid-Am Tournament as well as the Alberta Golf Tour Championship a couple times, for my flight, as well as being the ‘Order of Merit’ winner for the last few years.”

Schell said that towards the beginning, the game was a way to connect with her dad and spend time with him, making memories.

“But because of that spark he gave me I’ve improved my game, challenged my abilities, and have made new and lasting friendships, and most importantly I get to spend a lot of great, quality time with my husband,” she said. “As Bagger Vance (movie Legend of Bagger Vance) once said ‘Golf is not a game that can be won or lost, but merely played.’ I enjoy playing it every chance I get!”

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