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Christopher Vandette

Biography

Date of Birth
Aug 7, 2001
Hometown
Beaconsfield, Que.
Home Club
Summerlea Golf & Country Club
School
Kent State (committed)
Years on Team
2

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 & A

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

Highlights

  • Champion – Canadian Junior Boys Championship
  • T6 – 2018 AJGA Killington Junior Golf Championship
  • 2nd – 2018 Future Links, driven by Acura Pacific Championship
  • T2 – 2018 Hawaii State Amateur Championship
  • Champion – 2017 Canada Summer Games
  • 3rd – 2017 Canadian Junior Boys
  • Champion – 2017 Quebec Men’s Amateur
  • T5 – 2017 Southern Amateur
  • Champion – 2017 Quebec Junior Boys
  • Champion – 2017 Future Links, driven by Acura Ontario Championship
  • Champion – 2017 CJGA Quebec Junior Open
  • 4th – 2015 Future Links, driven by Acura Atlantic Championship

Equipment

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

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