Johnny Travale is one of four rookies to the 2018 Development Squad. The Stoney Creek, Ont., product had a season highlighted by top-10 performances at both the Ontario Junior and Amateur championships. He rounded out his 2017 season with a T25 finish at the Canadian Junior and a T33 at the Canadian Men’s Amateur. Travale was a member of Team Ontario in 2017 and won the 2016 Ontario Juvenile Boys championship.
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
JT is what everyone calls me.
Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.
My dad got me a set of clubs at age 4, I got into it pretty quick, and I played my first golf tournament at age 6 and won. I have loved it since.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
I put a line on the ball to line up putts, and a dot on each side of the ball beside the number.
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
Two sisters, one in grade 10 and the other in grade 6 (age 15 and 11).
Q: What was the last book you read?
The Hunger Games
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?
Many people used to say I look much older than 17! Also I used to play the highest level of junior rep hockey up until grade 8.
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
Picture of a view from an airplane window.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
Everyone knows everyone even though it’s a big city.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
Tuscan Leather by Drake
Driver: Callaway Epic Driver
Woods: Titleist H2 Hybrid 19 degrees, Cobra 3 wood 14.5 degrees
Irons: Titleist CB/ MB, Pw-4 iron
Wedges: Titleist Vokey 50, 55, 60
Putter: Scotty Cameron Christmas edition Newport 2002
Ball: Titleist ProV1