James Newton

Ottawa, Ont. • National Junior Squad

General Facts

  • Date of birth September 12, 2003
  • Hometown Ottawa, Ont.
  • Home club The Royal Ottawa Golf Club
  • School Rutgers University ('26)
  • Years in team 1

Notable moments

  • Champion – 2021 Ontario Junior Boys Championship
  • 9th – 2021 Canadian Junior Boys Championship
  • T10 – 2021 Quebec Men’s Amateur Championship
  • 4th – 2021 Golf Canada Junior Selection Camp
  • Champion – 2020 SFPGA Tour Championship


  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    While living in London, England at the age of 6, my dad and I would frequently go to a driving range. My interest in golf grew from there and when I moved back to Canada a few years later, we found a small nine hole course near my cottage that I would beg my parents to play.

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

    I don’t really have any hidden talents, however, I lived in England for 5 years as a kid and loved my time there.

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

    During the winters in Ottawa, the city makes the Rideau Canal a public skateway. A bunch of vendors line food stands up along the sides and it makes for a great winter day with your friends.

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    During a tournament I will always put the same number of golf balls in my bag at the start of a round.

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

    “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift.


  • Driver: Titleist TSi3
  • Woods: Titleist TS-2
  • Irons: Titleist T-100
  • Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom 8.5
  • Ball: Titleist ProV1x