Chris Vandette

Beaconsfield, Que. • National Amateur Squad

General Facts

  • Date of birth August 7, 2001
  • Hometown Beaconsfield, Que.
  • Home club The Kanawaki Golf Club
  • School Kent State
  • Years in team 3 (2022 Amateur Squad | 2018, 2019 Junior Squad)

Notable moments

  • T6 – 2021 Fighting Irish Classic (NCAA)
  • Champion – 2021 Quail Valley Collegiate Invitational
  • Champion – 2021 Minnesota Golf Classic
  • Champion – 2021 Quebec Men’s Amateur Championship
  • T5 – 2021 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • Champion – 2021 MAC Championship
  • Champion – 2018 & 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship

Q&A

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    My dad is a golf professional, so it has always been in my family. My brother started going to golf clinics and, like a typical little brother, I wanted to do the same as him. I started to play more and more eventually taking it more seriously.

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

    I like to dance, but I definitely wouldn’t consider them a talent! I also enjoy trying new foods and learning about food in general.

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

    My favourite thing about being in a suburb of Montreal is that you can have peace and quiet, but there are also lots of things to do downtown. I appreciate that my hometown has many big trees and lots of greenery. It makes the older houses in the neighbourhood look quite charming.

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    I like to draw a line on my ball and I like to keep the same glove for the whole round.

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

    It’s a toss-up between September by Earth Wind and Fire and Every 1’s a Winner by Hot Chocolate.

Equipment

  • Driver: Titleist TSi3
  • Woods: Titleist TS3
  • Irons: Titleist 720 CB (6-9), Titleist T100 (4-5)
  • Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8
  • Ball: Titleist ProV1