Laurent Desmarchais

Longueuil, Qué. • National Amateur Squad

General Facts

  • Date of birth May 4, 2001
  • Hometown Longueuil, Qué.
  • Home club Vallée du Richelieu Golf Club
  • School Cégep André-Laurendeau / University of Tennessee (committed 2021)
  • Years in team 3 (Amateur Squad in 2021 | Junior Squad in 2020, 2019)

Notable moments

  • Champion – 2020 Canada Life Series Championship at TPC Toronto
  • T10 – 2020 Canada Life Series at Bear Mountain (Mountain Course)
  • T8 – 2020 Quebec Men’s Amateur
  • T4 – 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship
  • Champion- 2019 Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship
  • T20 – 2019 Toyota Junior World Cup
  • 2nd – 2019 Future Links Pacific Championship
  • Champion – 2018 PING CCAA National Championship
  • Champion – 2018 Quebec Junior Boys Championship
  • Champion – 2018 Golf Québec Junior Provincial Match-Play
  • Champion – 2018 Future Links Ontario Championship
  • 2nd – 2017 Graham Cooke Jr Invitational
Partner message

Desmarchais is making the jump from the National Junior Squad to the Amatuer Squad following a year of great play. Hailing from Longueuil, Desmarchais secured his first professional win as an amateur at the 2020 Canada Life Series Championship at TPC Toronto. The University of Tenessee commit had a standout junior career with a win at the 2019 Pacific Northwest Amateur Championship and top-5 finishes at the 2019 Canadian Junior Boys Championship and 2019 Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship.

Q & A

  • Q: What are some of your nicknames?

    Laur or Larry

  • Q: How did you get into golf?

    My dad introduced me when I was 3. I was hitting balls in the yard and that’s where my passion comes from.

  • Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

    I trace a red line over the word Titleist to aim the ball and I draw a red clover next to the number.

  • Q: Do you have any siblings, If so, how old?

    No, I’m an only child.

    Q: What was the last book you read?

  • Q: What was the last book you read?

    A book by Québec author Michel Tremblay that I had to read for school: Un ange cornu avec des ailes de tôle.

  • Q: Who would you play in a movie about your life?

    Gerald Butler

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

    I am a good tennis player.

  • Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

    Push-ups

  • Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

    Video of my swing.

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

    Old Montréal

  • Q: Do you have any superstitions?

    No

  • Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

    My first aid kit.

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

    “Faith” by George Michael

Equipment

Driver: Titleist 917 D2 9.5 degree loft
Woods: Titleist 917 f2 15 degree loft
Irons: Titleist AP2 pw-F4 et F3 T-MB
Wedges: Titleist Vokey 50,54,60
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2
Ball: Titleist ProV1