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No magic involved, Moore earns ACAC coach of the year honour

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Trevor Moore has an engaging personality and is an intriguing individual.

He calls himself North America’s only performing magician and Canadian Professional Golf Association Professional who provides golf and magic entertainment. However, there is no hocus pocus when it comes to teaching. Moore is an expert instructor and golf pro. Besides his duties as owner/operator of Advantage Golf Academy, Moore is in his fifth year as the head coach of the Medicine Hat College’s men’s and women’s golf teams.
He has done wonders building a winning squad.
This year, yet again, the team will travel to nationals Oct. 14-17 to Cegep Champlain St. Lawrence in Quebec City, Quebec.
On Sept. 27, Moore was justly rewarded by the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) as the ACAC golf coach of the year. He received the award during the ACAC Golf Championships which was hosted by MacEwen University in Edmonton. 
“I was completely floored,” explains Moore in a phone interview Sept. 30.
He adds it was great to win the award, especially considering it was voted on by the other coaches and administrators. Moore truly looks at it as a team victory and not an individual one.
“It’s great to take a moment and to look back and see the success of the season and sit back and look and see what we accomplished.”
At the 2014-15 ACAC Golf Championship the Rattler squad of Jesse Florkowski, Mitch Kurtz, Adam Hansen, Braden Schacher and Zach Zubrecki earned bronze (626) in team totals trailing only Lethbridge (608) and McEwen (606).
As well, the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Top 10 rankings were released near the end of September and Medicine Hat Rattlers were ranked ninth in women’s golf.
There was a lot of hard work put into the squad, but Moore points to the fact there were a lot of great golfers to work with this year.
“I had a good group of returning vets and the younger ones that came in, the vets took them under their wing(s) and showed the way. It makes it easy on me ... A lot of things came together this year.
“(I) can’t pinpoint anything too specific overall (mechanics-wise) as we were constantly working on everything, but what we did do was to work on staying in the moment. Everybody on paper looked great, but we needed to focus on the day-to day. We had the capability, but we didn’t talk about nationals, we just stayed in the mindframe to keep our heads about us in that particular moment. We had to keep our heads straight and eliminate those unforced errors. People will make mistakes, but it’s how you respond to it is the big factor (to success).”
The ACAC recognized Moore’s prowess and Medicine Hat College officials were appreciative.
“Trevor is a tremendous college coach in that he focuses on the complete development of the student athlete, including academics, athletic progress and community involvement,” explained Terry Ballard, manager of sports and wellness at MHC in a prepared statement.”We are very excited to have Trevor honoured as the ACAC Golf Coach of the Year and extend our congratulations to him.
In a release issued by ACAC, Moore’s contribution to the sport is described as  second to none,  based off of the time and dedication he has with his student athletes. 
It’s easy to see how Moore has achieved his success as his credentials are impressive.
He has been teaching golf since 1994 and describes himself as southeastern Alberta’s only full-time teaching professional. He is the owner/operator of Advantage Golf Academy Inc.; Class A PGA of Canada member; host of Golf Tips on Shaw TV; and is also lead instructor with Notre Dame Academy and the Medicine Hat College Summer Education Program. A busy man for sure, but Moore says he stays organized and puts a lot of time into coaching the college students. He says they have practices generally two to three times a week and with nationals they will take a small break before hitting it hard over the next while. 
He’s excited about the possibility of national success for his squad and says it can do nothing but help raise the profile for the southeast college golf program.

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