Lauren Zaretsky

Thornhill, Ont. • National Junior Squad

General Facts

  • Date of birth January 11, 2004
  • Hometown Thornhill, Ont.
  • Home club Maple Downs Golf & Country Club / Ladies' Golf Club of Toronto
  • School
  • Years in team 1

Notable moments

  • Champion – 2021 Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Champion – 2021 Ontario Spring Classic
  • T8 – 2021 Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship
  • T5 – 2021 Canadian Junior Girls Championship
  • T3 – 2021 Golf Canada Junior Squad Selection Camp

Q&A

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    The story behind how I got into golf is that my parents and I were driving back home from downtown Toronto, and we were passing by a garage sale, and my parents decided to stop. My dad saw junior golf clubs and decided he would buy them for me to try. A couple of days later, my parents took me to a public driving range called Carrick Macross, and I started pounding each ball like it was not my first time hitting a golf ball and instantly fell in love with the sport. The owner of the public range was watching me and told me to join his summer camp, which I did. I got a lot better and started competing in 2016 at US kids’ golf tournaments. I won 4 out of 6 events and qualified my first year for the US kids’ world championship in Pinehurst. The rest was history. I kept working extremely hard to achieve my goals and dreams. Now on the route of playing college golf and hoping to make it on the LPGA tour representing Canada!

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

    Something people don’t really know about me is that I love to write music in my free time.

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

    My hometown, which is Toronto, has one of the best tourist attractions in the world. Toronto is known for fantastic entertainment like Ripley’s aquarium, CN Tour, ROME museum, and many more. I am also very proud of our sports teams, the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Blue Jays, and Toronto Maple Leafs, for their success. That is why I love my hometown!

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    I always mark my golf ball with a line and my initial (LZ)

    Also, I have 2-3 tees in my ponytail

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

    “Hall of Fame” by The Script ft. will.i.am

Equipment

  • Driver: Titleist TSi2
  • Woods: Titleist TSi2
  • Irons: Titleist T100
  • Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM8
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron Special Newport 2
  • Ball: Titleist ProV1