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Hugo Bernard

Biography

Date of Birth
Dec 13, 1994
Hometown
Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que.
Home Club
Laval-sur-le-Lac Club
School
Years on Team
5 (Young Pro Squad in 2019 | Amateur Squad in 2018, 2017, 2016 | Development Squad in 2013)

Quebec native and Team Canada standout Hugo Bernard makes the leap to the Young Pro Squad after four seasons with the Amateur Squad. The Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., product achieved a string of memorable performances in his amateur career, including wins at the Canadian Men’s Amateur (2016), NCAA Division II Championship (2016) and Quebec Men’s Amateur (2013).

Q & A

Q: What are some of your nicknames?

Smoothie, Barnyard, Hank

Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.

Because I was such a bad hockey player and by watching Tiger Woods on TV.

Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

Red line.

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

2 sisters (25 and 24)

Q: What was the last book you read?

The Big Miss by Hank Haney

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

I don’t watch movies so I can’t name any actors.

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

I love fishing.

Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

The beep test.

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

A video of my golf swing.

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

The poutine.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

Always play a Titleist 4 tournament rounds.

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

Contact lenses.

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

Fix You by Coldplay

Highlights

  • T12 – 2018 Terra Cotta Invitational
  • T2 – 2018 Azalea Invitational
  • RD-of-16 – 2018 Australian Amateur
  • T10 – 2018 Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship
  • RD-of-32 – 2017 U.S. Men’s Amateur Championship
  • T4 – 2017 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • T3 – Murat Cup International Men’s Championship of France
  • T9 – 2017 Terra Cotta Invitational
  • Champion – 2017 Palm Beach County Four Ball
  • T7 – 2017 South American Amateur
  • T20 – 2017 Azalea Amateur
  • Champion – 2016 Orlando Amateur
  • T2 – 2016 NCAA Div II Preview
  • Champion – 2016 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • T18 – 2016 Porter Cup
  • Champion – 2016 Alexander of Tunis
  • Medalist – 2016 NCAA Division II Championship
  • Champion – 2016 Argonaut Invitational (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2016 Bobcat Invitational (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2016 Southeastern Collegiate (NCAA)
  • 4th – 2016 Regional Preview (NCAA)
  • T20 – 2016 Matlock Collegiate (NCAA)
  • T9 – World Amateur Team Championship (team)
  • T2 – 2015 Canadian Men’s Amateur
  • 2nd – 2015 Quebec Men’s Amateur
  • T2 – 2015 Duke of Kent
  • T5 – 2015 Alexander of Tunis
  • 2nd – 2013 CN Future Links Ontario Championship
  • Champion – 2013 Quebec Men’s Amateur
  • T2 – 2013 Duke of Kent
  • T2 – 2013 Alexander of Tunis
  • Champion – 2012 Graham Cooke Junior Invitational
  • Champion – 2012 Quebec Junior Boys
  • 2nd – 2012 CN Future Links Ontario Championship

Accolades

  • Division II First Team All-American (2015-16)
  • Phil Mickelson Award (2015-16)
  • Arnold Palmer National Individual Champion (2015-16)

Equipment

Driver: Titleist D3 917 8.5 degree loft

Woods: Titleist F2 917 15 degree loft

Irons: Titleist 716 mb

Wedges: Titleist Vokey 52, 56, 60

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 circle T

Ball: Titleist ProV1X

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