Joey Savoie of La Prairie, Que., becomes the second Quebec product to be selected to the National Amateur Squad in 2018. His 2017 campaign was highlighted by a T2 finish at the Monroe Invitational. The Middle Tennessee Blue Raider also notched two top-10 finishes in his senior season in addition to finishing T2 at the Duke of Kent. Savoie captured the Quebec Amateur back in 2016. The 23-year-old will make his debut on the national squad.
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
Joe, Jojo, Rev
Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.
I started playing in my backyard with my grandparents in Saint-Luc after school around 6 years old. My uncle was a golf professional and I really wanted to play golf like he did. We lived on #7 at Saint-Luc and I played a lot of shots on that little par 3. After that my parents signed me in at summer golf camps at Pinegrove Country Club when I was 10-11 years old. My relationship with the members started at an early age because I was always on the putting green and chipping green. I started competing around that age for the golf club and I loved it. I met great supporting people and great friends.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
Nothing special, just the colour changes depending on the team I represent. Red when I play for Team Canada, blue when I was playing for the MTSU Blue Raiders and green when I was playing for the Saint Leo Lions.
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
One sister, Charlotte, 20 years old.
Q: What was the last book you read?
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Probably the best looking actor in Hollywood or my uncle Michel Laperriere, he is a great actor, but he might need a little help to imitate my golf swing! And the producer has to be Jill Mazursky!
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?
I play a little but of guitar.
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
The plank or suicides.
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
Picture at the Habs game in Nashville.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
First, La Prairie, QC where I currently live is beautiful. It is picturesque especialy in the old part of town and by the Fleuve Saint-Laurent. However, the people are the best thing about that city! Also, I was born and raised in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC and went to primary school and Cegep there, so it is a special city for me.
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
None. I just like to have a plan.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
I have no idea.
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
A Sky Full of Stars by Coldplay and Back to Back by Drake
Driver: Taylormade M1, 10 degree loft
Woods: Taylormade M2, 3 wood 13 degrees
Irons: Taylormade Psi
Wedges: Taylormade EF Spin Groove 60, 56, 52 degrees
Putter: Taylormade Spider Tour
Ball: Titleist ProV1