Quebec’s Christopher Vandette earned his second Team Canada selection following a strong rookie campaign that saw him win both divisions at the Canadian Junior Boys Champion. Hailing from Beaconsfield, Vandette added runner-up finishes at the Future Links driven by Acura Ontario Pacific Championship and the Hawaii Amateur. He closed the season with a victory at the Duke of York in England, becoming only the second Canadian to do so. Vandette is the only player making his return to the team in 2019.
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
I have a couple weird ones, but everyone calls me Chris.
Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.
My dad is a club professional so I’ve always been surrounded by golf. I started playing golf avidly around the age of 8 and played my first tournament a year later.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
I draw brackets around the “Titleist” logo and I draw a straight line to lineup my putts. I use a purple marker as well.
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
I have an older brother named Tristan and he’s 18 years old.
Q: What was the last book you read?
The last book I read was Beyonce’s biography.
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
I don’t know who would play me in a movie, but I would love to have my life narrated by David Attenborough, the guy who narrates Planet Earth.
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?
I’m a pretty low key person so I don’t really have any hidden talents.
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
I absolutely DREAD the plank.
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
The last picture on my phone is a picture of a sunset in Arizona during our team’s latest training camp.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
The best thing about my hometown is how close it is to downtown and to all the golf courses around.
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
My only superstition is to not have any superstitions.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
I always carry a lot of balls because you never know, but I also have a mini tripod to film my swing whenever I need to check something out.
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
Definitely September by Earth Wind and Fire
Driver: Titleist D3, 9.5 degree loft
Woods: Titleist 917 3 wood
Irons: Titleist AP2 PW-4, Titleist T-MB 3
Wedges: Titleist Vokey 50, 54, 58
Putter: Odessey Rossie white ice
Ball: Titleist ProV1