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?
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