James Newton

Ottawa, ON • Team Canada – NextGen

General Facts

  • Date of birth September 12, 2003
  • Hometown Ottawa, ON
  • Home club Royal Ottawa Golf Club
  • School Rutgers University (Fr.)
  • Years on team 2 (2023 Team Canada - NextGen | 2022 Junior Squad)

Notable moments

  • Champion – Golf Quebec Men’s Amateur Championship (2023)
  • Ottawa Sports Award – Golfer of the Year (2022)
  • Champion – Quebec Men’s Spring Open (Amateur Division) (2022)
  • T3 – Florida Azalea Amateur (2022)
  • Ottawa Sports Award – Golfer of the Year (2021)
  • Champion – Ontario Junior Boys Championship (2021)
  • Champion – SFPGA Tour Championship (2020)


  • 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 TS2
  • Irons: Titleist U500; Titleist T-100
  • Wedges: Vokey SM9 Brushed Steel
  • Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 8.5
  • Ball: Titleist Pro V1x