Napanee, Ont., native Josh Whalen makes his debut on the national team after an impressive season underlined by a 3rd place finish at the Canadian Amateur. The 22-year-old also posted a T6 result at the Sunnehanna Amateur in addition to six top-20 NCAA finishes for the Kent State Golden Flashes, the alma mater of Canadian PGA TOUR athletes Mackenzie Hughes and Corey Conners. Whalen registered a T4 result at the 2016 Porter Cup in addition to placing 2nd at the 2015 Ontario Amateur.
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
Terry, J-Dub, Whalen
Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.
I was first introduced by my Grandpa, he would take me out to the course when he would babysit me. He was always my playing partner until I was old enough to be out there by myself or with other kids.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
Plain and simple, one little red dot to the right of the number.
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
I have one older sister who is 24.
Q: What was the last book you read?
I would have to say a textbook or book I had to read in University.
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?
Love being out on the ice especially the pond.
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
An entry form tournament in Australia.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
Friends and family.
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
Always use the same ball marker and divot repair tool.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
Nothing crazy, old pin sheets, food wrappers.
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
Drive by Alan Jackson
Driver: Ping G 8.5 degree loft
Woods: Ping G25 3 wood 15 degree loft
Irons: Ping I Blade 4-PW, Ping Rapture 2 iron
Wedges: Ping Glife 2.0 50, 56, 60
Putter: Ping Vault Voss
Ball: Titleist ProV1X