Thomas Critch


Date of Birth
Apr 22, 2000
Austin, Tex.
Home Club
GAO Public Player
University of Arkansas (committed)
Years on Team
First year

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 & A

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?

Side planks.

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


  • T27 – 2017 Canadian Men’s Amateur
  • T15 – 2017 Canadian Junior Boys
  • T12 – 2017 AJGA Valero Junior Texas Open
  • T4 – 2017 AJGA Junior at Gray Plantation
  • 2nd – 2016 Canadian Junior Boys


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