Johnny Travale

Hamilton, Ont. • National Amateur Squad

General Facts

  • Date of birth November 7, 2000
  • Hometown Hamilton, Ont.
  • Home club Glendale Golf & Country Club
  • School University of Central Florida
  • Years in team 2 (Amateur Squad in 2021 | Junior Squad in 2018)

Notable moments

  • T9 – 2020 Southern Highlands Collegiate (NCAA)
  • Champion – 2019 Tavistock Collegiate Invitational (NCAA)
  • T6 – 2019 Prairie Club Invitational (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2019 Hartford Hawk Invitational (NCAA)
  • 7th – 2019 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • T6 – 2019 Hootie @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (NCAA)
  • T14 – 2018 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • Champion – 2016 CJGA Mizuno National Junior
  • Champion – 2016 Ontario Juvenile Boys
Partner message

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?


  • 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