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The Wheat Kings at the Masters

November 15, 2020 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Brandon Wheat Kings News Release


As we all know, the Masters at Augusta National is a tradition unlike any other...until this year. Usually held in the month of April, the PGA major tournament was forced to change its schedule to a most unusual November 12th-15th date that has proven to be no less entertaining for golf and sports fans worldwide. Fans of the Wheat Kings can assume the majority of the Brandon Wheat Kings and their staff will be tuning in to see which golfer gets to wear the green jacket in 2020.

There are a number of Wheat Kings on the current roster who are very good golfers, even a few that are close to scratch. There are also several who are not scratch golfers and are admittedly just plain bad. But regardless of their handicap or experience on the course, we asked the team a few burning questions related to this weekend's Masters celebrations for you to enjoy.

If you were playing in the Masters at Augusta this weekend, which Wheat King teammate would be your caddy and why?

Neithan Salame

I'd probably take Nolan Ritchie because he obviously knows what he's doing out there he just won the junior Tamarack Golf Tournament out in Manitoba and would offer some pretty good advice on the course.

Nolan Ritchie

Tough question. I'd say 'Carts (Ben McCartney) because he says he's the best golfer on our team and he would have his game face on the whole time but would make some jokes along the way to help me stay calm.

Ty Thorpe

Definitely Nolan Ritchie because he's got a great short game so he can line up my putts.

Braden Schneider

I'm taking Ben McCartney because I've played with him the most and he knows my game the best. He made me feel good about myself when he hooks one after I slice mine.

Ridly Greig

Ritchie, Because he knows everything about golf and he's the GOAT.

Nolan Ritchie, or Wheat Kings GM Darren Ritchie?

Nolan because he's won every tourney known in Manitoba but maybe Darren because he's got three hole-in-ones. Haha, I don't know.

Cole Reinhardt

Probably Ben McCartney because he actually thinks he should be at the Masters. He can play but his ego needs to come down.

Luka Burzan

I'd probably have to choose Nolan Ritchie. He seems like he knows what he's doing and would help my game out.

Ben McCartney

I would say either Braden Schneider or Chad Nychuk because they always give me confidence while playing with them.

Marcus Sekundiak

I would ask Nolan Ritchie to caddy me because I'm not a great golfer but with the help of Nolan's championship experience I think he would be able to help me out a lot.

Ethan Kruger

Chad Nychuk. I golfed with him this summer. Shared clubs with him, had some good chemistry on the course with him. He gave me some good tips, kept me level-headed out on Wheat City Golf Course.

Riley Ginnell

I would probably have to ask Ritchie as we might see him in a green jacket in the near future.

Chad Nychuk

Depends on the day. I did a lot of rounds with Ben this summer, but we really go at it sometimes. Neithan Salame would be my other choice. He's always keeping the mood light and pumping my tires, he would keep my confidence up.

Lynden McCallum

I'm gonna have to go with Nolan Ritchie. I think with him winning the Tamarack it shows he knows a thing or two about golf and also because I had some of my best rounds of the summer last summer when I was playing with him.

Reid Perepeluk

Nolan Ritchie because I heard he has won golf tournaments before and can help me on the angles of where to hit the ball.

What do you think you'd shoot on Championship Sunday?

Nolan Ritchie

Well I think I'd shoot in the 80's but having 'Carts caddy me might shave a couple strokes off my score so I'll say 78.

Braden Schneider

Probably 25 over at best. Push that to 30 actually. At best.

Lynden McCallum

On Augusta? I think I'd be lucky to break 100 but that would probably be my goal.

Marcus Sekundiak

I'd say about 105. Maybe 110 if things aren't going too good.

Ty Thorpe

Probably 72. Not sure on which nine though.

Cole Reinhardt

110 on a good day.

Ethan Kruger

Probably a solid 80.

Ridly Greig

Oh god if I have Stew (Nolan Ritchie) as my caddie I'll break 90 but without him probably 140.

Neithan Salame

Honestly, might win that tournament. Haha just kidding I'm not the best golfer, I'd be happy to crack 100 on that course.

Chad Nychuk

Hopefully under 100.

Riley Ginnell

I'm shooting 18, my best club is the pencil. But counting lost balls, ballpark 200. Would still play better than Reinhardt.

Ben McCartney

I think a 66. Depends on the weather.

What would your golf outfit look like?

Ridly Greig

Happy Gilmore style with a Wheaties jersey and shorts.

Ben McCartney

Red shirt and black pants, just like Tiger.

Marcus Sekundiak

I would wear grey golf pants, with a black polo shirt and a black Wheat Kings hat.

Cole Reinhardt

No idea.

Ty Thorpe

Happy's outfit but with a Wheat Kings jersey.

Braden Schneider

Black pants, white shirt, and a plaid golf hat. Nike golf shoes that look like regular shoes.

Riley Ginnell

Probably some funky pants a simple top and a BWK hat.

Lynden McCallum

Lululemon pants, a shirt and a hat and probably some Adidas shoes.

Ethan Kruger

Some khaki pants with a nice black button up golf shirt. With bright red golf shoes. Keeping it classy.

Nolan Ritchie

Normal clothes with a bucket hat.

Neithan Salame

Sponsored by Nike wearing black pants and red shirt like Tiger and rock a visor also for sure.

Chad Nychuk

Black window pane pants with a white Nike polo and black Nike hat.

What are you eating at the 10th hole?

Lynden McCallum

From what I've heard the sandwiches at Augusta are pretty good, so I would probably have to try one (or a few) of those out.

Braden Schneider

A burger and a Pepsi.

Reid Perepeluk

Hot dog.

Ty Thorpe

Two burgers and peanuts. 72 shots will take a lot out of ya.

Ethan Kruger

Chicken burger and a Caesar salad.

Cole Reinhardt

A hotdog with Chuck's (Chad Nychuk) lunch money.

Ben McCartney

Cheese burger and a Chocolate Cranked bar.

Riley Ginnell

Going to have to go with a cheese steak burrito they look pretty good on the menu.

Neithan Salame

A hot dog, fries and a Diet Coke for sure. That's my go to clubhouse meal.

Chad Nychuk

Some hot dogs and a Reece's pieces bar.

Bryson DeChambeau is known for playing slow. What would you say to him if he was taking too long to hit his shot?

Braden Schneider

I would probably take a look at the time and then tell him "nice shot" after he hit it 350 yds.

Luka Burzan

I'd probably not say anything because I'm not the one to talk hahaha.

Ben McCartney

"Wake up when you get up"

Nolan Ritchie

I'd let him do his thing, he's a little bigger than me.

Riley Ginnell

"Longer you wait the shorter the hole gets?"

Ethan Kruger

"Let me show you how it's done"

Reid Perepeluk

"Wake up, or did you want me to be #1?"

Cole Reinhardt

"Speed it up Einstein"

Chad Nychuk

I would probably request to put him in the last group with (Ty) Thorpey. They can both take all the time they need and the moon can hurry them up.

You find your ball but it's in a bad lie. Nobody's around. Do you use your foot wedge?

Ben McCartney

Never. That's something Chad Nychuk does.

Ethan Kruger

No, don't want bad karma.

Cole Reinhardt

100%.

Riley Ginnell

I don't think I'm taking that risk in the Masters, someone's definitely lurking in the woods. Unless I'm losing really bad.

Lynden McCallum

I think I'm gonna play it as it lies...I don't think I'm putting on the green jacket on Sunday anyway, so might as well play the right way.

Nolan Ritchie

lol no.

Ty Thorpe

No way, only integrity at Augusta.

Neithan Salame

All the time. That's the only way I can sneak in a good score. It's not cheating if no one catches you.

Chad Nychuk

Not at Augusta, can't disrespect the course. But I would almost guarantee Ben McCartney is.

Reid Perepeluk

All the time. Like I'm not even kidding, all the time in real life.


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