Quebec’s Christopher Vandette earned his first Team Canada selection following a breakout campaign that saw a string of victories in the junior circuit. Hailing from Beaconsfield, Vandette captured the Future Links driven by Acura Ontario Championship, the Quebec Junior Boys, the Quebec Amateur and the individual title at the Canada Summer Games. The 16-year-old also notched a 3rd place result at the Canadian Junior boys and tied for third at the Future Links, driven by Acura Quebec championship.
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