Thomas Critch of Austin, Tex., will join the men’s Development Squad as one of four rookies in 2018. The 17-year-old registered three top-20 American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) events in 2017 before going on to finish T15 at the Canadian Junior Boys – an event he finished T2 the year prior. Critch is slated to join the University of Arkansas golf team in 2018.
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
T and T-Train
Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.
I got into golf at a young age because my dad played golf and I would go to the golf club once or twice a month and hit the ball around. I didn’t become serious until I was 10.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
I usually put 1, 2, or 3 dots by the number with a sharpie, any color.
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
Q: What was the last book you read?
Relentless by Tim Grover
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
Picture at my high school’s football game.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
The food is great especially the BBQ.
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
I don’t really have any superstitions which I think is good.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
A dry erase marker.
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
Intro by The XX
Driver: Taylormade M2, 9.5 degree with Hzedus T1100 X shaft
Woods: Taylormade M2 2016 tour 15 degree 3 wood with Speeder 757 Evolution X shaft
Irons: Taylormade P790 18 degree 2 iron, P770 4 thru 9 irons, P750 PW- all with C-Taper S+ shafts
Wedges: Taylormade Milled Grind 50, 54 and 58 degrees wit S400 shafts
Putter: Edel E-1 Torque Balanced
Ball: Titleist ProV1