Taylor Kehoe

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Kehoe joins the Amateur Squad as one of two junior-aged players on the team in 2021. The Strathroy, Ont. native is a 5-time American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) winner and secured a win at the 2018 Future Links driven by Acura Ontario Championship. The University of Alabama commit has notched some great results at the amateur level, placing T12 at the 2019 Dixie Amateur and reaching the quarterfinals at the 2020 Women’s Western Amateur Championship.

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    Tay

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    My dad and I started playing when I was little and I just loved it!

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    I play a number 11 ProV1x with 2 dots on each side of the 11

  • Q: Do you have any siblings?

    I have 2 younger sisters Mekenna and Rian

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    Gone Girl for an English assignment

  • Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

    Ellie Fanning

  • Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

    I played a lot of sports growing up, and volleyball was my favorite which I only stopped playing last year.

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    Cardio, specifically long distance running

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    My friends and I in chemistry class making s’mores

  • Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

    Having a lot of nice trails to walk

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    Yes, a lot. Some are I have to always have hair ribbon for tournaments and If I play well using a ball marker I will use it again the next day.

  • Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    A lot of snacks

  • Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

    Too many good songs to pick just one

Equipment

Wedges: Vokey 58°, 54°, 50°
Putter: Scotty Cameron
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Sarah-Eve Rhéaume

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Rhéaume returns to the Amateur Squad after a summer season with notable results at various provincial championships. The Québec City native and Furman University junior finished 5th at the 2020 Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship, 5th at the 2020 Quebec Women’s Amateur Championship, and 6th at the Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship.

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    Sarah

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    My parents introduced me to the game at a young age and have enjoyed the game since.

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    Red line on half the ball and red dot to the top right corner of the Titleist.

  • Q: Do you have any siblings, If so, how old?

    An older brother and a step-sister.

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    Power of a Positive Team by Jon Gordon

  • Q: Who would you play in a movie about your life?

    Jennifer Lawrence

  • Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

    Played competitive ice hockey

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    Long distance running

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    Furman team picture

  • Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

    Peaceful views

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    Use the glove I will play with throughout the week during my practice round.

  • Q:What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    Measuring tape

  • Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

    “Hall of Fame” by The Script

Equipment

Wedges: Titleist Vokey
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
Ball: Titleist ProV1x

Noémie Paré

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Paré rejoins the Amateur Squad after a notable year highlighted by her wins at the 2020 Quebec Women’s Amateur and the 2020 Palm Beach Collegiate Invitational. In her senior year at Barry University, Paré notched three top 10 finishes during the shortened 2019-20 season. The Victoriaville, Que. native also secured strong summer results finishing 2nd at the 2020 Alberta Ladies Amateur Championship and T7 at the 2020 Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship.

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    Noé, No Paré

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    My older brother started playing and I wanted to spend time with him, therefore I started playing.

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    Red circle around the number of the ball

  • Q: Do you have any siblings, If so, how old?

    Yes, older brother and older sister

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    Le Temps d’Alexandre, Robert Jasmin.

  • Q: Who would you play in a movie about your life?

    Jennifer Lawrence

  • Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

    I played many instruments (violin, piano, drums, guitar) growing up, don’t play as much now since golf has become so important in my life.

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    Pull ups… I have yet to complete a full one.

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    Flat tire of my team’s van on our way back from a tournament.

  • Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

    Chocolate raspberries cookies from “la manne” and my family.

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    Not really, but I like to think that sometimes when I do something well then I might repeat it and it might become a pattern. As in it’s a sign that if I start with two birdies, I have to finish with two birdies.

  • Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    I will most likely have enough food to last me a week. I always have emergency snacks.

  • Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

    Will change over time, but right now it is “Levels” by Avicii.

Equipment

Wedges: Vokey SM7
Ball: Titleist ProV1

Noah Steele

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Steele returns to the Amateur Squad following a strong senior year at Sam Houston State highlighted by his win at the 2020 Border Olympics. The Kingston, Ont. native had an accomplished career as a Bearcat and was notably named to the All-Region Team in 2020, recognizing the top collegiate golfers at the NCAA
Division 1 level.

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    My college coach started calling me “Snowdog” when I got to school.

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    Growing up, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to play many different sports. I was first introduced to the game of golf when I was about 6 years old. Golf ended up being a small part of a sport’s camp that I attended and I loved it! Soon after, I was playing a 9 hole, par 3 course with my Poppa every Saturday.

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    Pretty simple, a black dot on the top of the ball that I point upwards when I putt.

  • Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?

    I have an older sister Sydni, who is 26.

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    Better Than I Found It – Mike McGraw

  • Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

    Justin Timberlake

  • Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

    I played drums for about 8 years up until the middle of High School.

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    I try to like them all, but probably anything on the Assault Bike.

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    A picture of the NCAA Headquarters, in Indianapolis.

  • Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

    Family and it has a bit of everything.

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    I always use the same coin to mark my golf ball and divot tool.

  • Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    Probably the amount of snacks I have.

  • Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

    “Lights Come On” by Jason Aldean

Equipment

Driver: Titleist TS3 9.5 degrees
Woods: Titleist TS2 14.25 degrees
Irons: Titleist 718 MB Pw-7 iron, Ap2 6-4 iron
Wedges: Vokey Sm7 – 50, 54, 58.
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
Ball: Titleist ProV1

Matthew Anderson

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Anderson makes his debut on the Amateur Squad following a strong year with the University of San Francisco, earning three top 10 finishes, including a second place finish at the Oregon State Invitational. The Mississauga, Ont. native won the 2019 Ontario Men’s Amateur Championship and qualified for the 2019 RBC Canadian Open.

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    Matt or Ando

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    My parents gave me plastic clubs when I was 2 and I hit balls in my grandmothers living room. I played a real golf course for the first time when I was 4, entered tournaments at 8 and I have loved the game ever since.

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    I use a red or blue sharpie and fill in a line over the Titleist logo.

  • Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?

    I am an only child.

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    Probably a book from high school, I don’t really read too much.

  • Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

    Matthew McConaughey

  • Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

    I loved hockey as well growing up and played for 12 years.

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    Squat rack.

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    Definitely a swing video as those take up most of my camera roll.

  • Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

    Family and friends I grew up with and I like the city a lot.

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    Only 3 tees in the pocket at any given time, using the same ball markers, or lucky alignment sticks.

  • Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    A spare pair of contacts.

  • Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

    “Sicko Mode” by Travis Scott

Equipment

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Mary Parsons

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Parsons enters her second year on the Amateur Squad following a solid junior year at Indiana University. The Delta, B.C. native made it to the quarter finals at the 2020 Women’s Western Amateur Championship and finished T17 at the Branch Law Firm-Dick McGuire Invitational. In 2019, Parsons finished 5th at the 2019 Pan American Games, contributing to a bronze medal for the Canadian contingent.

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    Don’t have any.

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    My dad put me into summer camps when I came to visit my grandparents in Vancouver. Then I joined a junior golf league when I lived on Guam which allowed me to meet friends and practice in a group setting.

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    I draw a line on it and 1-3 red dots.

  • Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?

    I have 4 younger siblings. My brothers are 17, 10, 9 and my sister is 4.

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss for class.

  • Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

    Shay Mitchell

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    Beep test and burpees.

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    A picture of my team and I at dinner.

  • Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

    A lot of good food and beautiful views of the mountains & beaches.

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    I do things in sets of 3

  • Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    The amount of extra food and lip balm.

  • Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

    Too many options to pick one.

Equipment

Putter: Titleist Scotty Cameron Newport 2
Ball: Titleist Prov1

Laurent Desmarchais

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Desmarchais is making the jump from the National Junior Squad to the Amatuer Squad following a year of great play. Hailing from Longueuil, Desmarchais secured his first professional win as an amateur at the 2020 Canada Life Series Championship at TPC Toronto. The University of Tenessee commit had a standout junior career with a win at the 2019 Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship and top-5 finishes at the 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship and 2019 Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship.

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    Laur or Larry

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    My dad introduced me when I was 3. I was hitting balls in the yard and that’s where my passion comes from.

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    I trace a red line over the word Titleist to aim the ball and I draw a red clover next to the number.

  • Q: Do you have any siblings, If so, how old?

    No, I’m an only child.

    Q: What was the last book you read?

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    A book by Québec author Michel Tremblay that I had to read for school: Un ange cornu avec des ailes de tôle.

  • Q: Who would you play in a movie about your life?

    Gerald Butler

  • Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

    I am a good tennis player.

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    Push-ups

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    Video of my swing.

  • Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

    Old Montréal

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    No

  • Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    My first aid kit.

  • Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

    “Faith” by George Michael

Equipment

Driver: Titleist 917 D2 9.5 degree loft
Woods: Titleist 917 f2 15 degree loft
Irons: Titleist AP2 pw-F4 et F3 T-MB
Wedges: Titleist Vokey 50,54,60
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
Ball: Titleist ProV1

Johnny Travale

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Past Junior Squad Member Johnny Travale returns to the Team Canada fold, making his debut on the Amateur Squad. As a sophomore at the University of Central Florida, Travale won the 2019 Tavistock Invitational and placed in the top 10 in four of seven tournaments during the 2019-20 season. The Hamilton, Ont. native finished 7th at the 2019 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship and represented Canada at the 2018 Toyota Junior World Cup.

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    JT or Trav

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    My father took me to the driving range when I was about 3-4 years of age, and started liking it. My grandfathers also played and influenced me.

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    A line with JT, or sometimes just a line depending if I am playing a school logo ball or not.

  • Q: Do you have any siblings?

    I have two younger sisters, Sammy and Sophia

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    Golf is not a game of perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella.

  • Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

    Bradley Cooper

  • Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

    I love working out and fitness

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    Swimming

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    A picture of the beach

  • Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

    Family owned restaurants and my friends and family.

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    If I play a good tournament with a certain roommate, I want that same roommate the next week. I will also have the same breakfast.

  • Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    A compass

  • Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

    (Last 1:30) of “Furthest Thing” by Drake

Henry Lee

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Lee joins the Amateur Squad after a notable senior year at the University of Washington where  he posted five top 10 finishes in eight events. The Coquitlam, B.C. native shared the individual title at the 2019 Georgetown Collegiate and won the 2020 Arizona Intercollegiate outright.

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    H-bomb

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    I followed my dad to the range once a week when I was 6ish, and would hit balls while he would rest.

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    While I am at the University of Washington, I circle the number with a dot, and draw a line across halfway across my ball with a purple sharpie. I will use a red sharpie while I compete for Canada!

  • Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?

    One brother, his name is Harry Lee and is 19 years old.

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    It has been a while since I have read a book unfortunately.

  • Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

    I lived in Thailand for 3 years when I was age 5-7.

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    Split Squats

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    A picture with my girlfriend

  • Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

    It’s very quiet, and I enjoy the nature around it!

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    I need to have 5 tees in my pocket before I start a round, and I always use my Olympic Club marker in tournaments.

  • Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    I usually always have my beanie, hand-warming gloves and wind-block mask just in case it gets cold.

  • Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

    “Pure Water” by Mustard and Migos

Equipment

Wedges: Titleist SM7 (Raw finish)
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Étienne Papineau

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Papineau makes his return to the Amateur Squad after a great season that saw him notch a pair of top-10 finishes at the collegiate level. The St-Jean-sur-Richelieu native and senior at West Virginia University, is a past two-time member of the National Junior Team (2014-2015).

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    Pap, Papi, Chulo

  • Q: Who or what got you into golf?

    My dad is a golfer, so that is pretty much how I got introduced to golf. I was just “caddying” for him over the weekends when I was like 6-7 years old, and then I started to play.

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    I draw one dot below each number on my ball. I also draw a line on the ProV1X. The color doesn’t really matter, but I love using the red color to represent Canada.

  • Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?

    Yes. I have 3 siblings, 2 sisters and one brother, and they are all older than me. I have great relationships with them.

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    I am currently reading two books, but the last book that I read was a book for one of my classes at the beginning of the semester.

  • Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?

    Will Ferrell

  • Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

    I used to dance when I was young. I also did figure skating when I was around 3-5 years old.

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    Treadmill!!!

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    It is actually a video of me walking for the first time after my surgery.

  • Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

    Poutine!!!

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    I always grab my necklace before each round and talk to my grandparents. I have been doing that for years.

  • Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    To be honest, I really don’t know. I don’t have anything special!

  • Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

    “Put On” from Young Jeezy

Equipment

Woods: Titleist TS3
Irons: Titleist CB’s
Wedges: Vokey Design SM7
Putter: Scotty Cameroun Newport 2.0
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x