Étienne Papineau

St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Qué. • National Amateur Squad

General Facts

  • Date of birth September 13, 1996
  • Hometown St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Qué.
  • Home club Pinegrove Country Club
  • School West Virginia University
  • Years in team 4 (Amateur Squad in 2021, 2020 | Junior Squad in 2015, 2014)

Notable moments

  • 7th – 2019 Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational (NCAA)
  • 6th – 2019 Old Town Club Collegiate (NCAA)
  • T10 – 2019 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • Champion – 2019 & 2018 Quebec Match Play Championship
  • Champion – 2018 Glencoe Invitational
  • Champion – 2015 Graham Cooke Junior Invitational
  • Champion – 2015 Québec Men’s Amateur
  • Champion – 2015 Alexander of Tunis
  • Champion – 2014 Quebec Junior Championship
  • Champion – 2013 Quebec Junior Championship
  • Champion – 2013 CN Future Links Québec

Partner message

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?


  • 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?


  • 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


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