Josh Whalen

Josh Whalen


Date of Birth
Jul 7, 1995
Napanee, Ont.
Home Club
Napanee Golf & Country Club
Kent State (alumnus)
Years on Team
First year

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 & A

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?

Mark Wahlberg

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


  • 3rd – 2018 Flagstick Open
  • T11 – 2018 Azalea Invitational
  • T32 – 2018 Australian Master of the Amateurs Championship
  • T17 – 2017 Argentina Amateur
  • T4 – 2017 Tailhade Cup (individual)
  • Champion – 2017 Tailhade Cup (team)
  • 3rd – 2017 Canadian Men’s Amateur
  • T13 – 2017 Northeast Amateur
  • T6 – 2017 Sunnehanna Amateur
  • T15 – 2017 Monroe Invitational
  • T9 – 2017 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate (NCAA)
  • 2nd – 2017 Boilermaker Invitational (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2017 32nd annual Lousiana Classics (NCAA)
  • T10 – 2017 Bank of Tennessee at Blackthorn (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2016 Porter Cup
  • 2nd – 2015 Ontario Men’s Amateur


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

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