Team Canada veteran Brittany Marchand of Orangeville, Ont., returns to the Young Pro Squad for her second season. The 26-year-old is coming off a banner year which saw her make 13 cuts in her maiden campaign on the LPGA Tour, including a career-best T7 performance at the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic. Marchand has been a staple with the Team Canada program, entering her seventh season after joining the Junior Squad in 2011. In her young career as a professional, Marchand has collected wins at the PGA Women’s Championship of Canada and the PHC Classic—a Symetra Tour event.
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
Britt, B, Britts
Q: Who or what got you into golf? Explain.
My Grandpa. He joined me to a club, Brampton G.C, when I was 7 and taught me how to play.
Q: What is your favourite pre-competition meal?
If I am playing in the morning, I love an omelette with lots of veggies and fresh fruit and greek yogurt.
Q: How about your favourite “cheat” meal?
My favourite cheat meal has to be pizza, gluten free of course, and if I am really cheating, eating cheese cake for dessert.
Q: What was the last book you read?
The last book I read was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?
No hidden talents, but I am part South African, French-Canadian, Chinese, and Dutch. Also I was in a movie, Death to Smoochie as a skating rhino.
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
I hate doing burpees, I also hate push ups.
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
The last picture I took was of my friends (teammates) and I on our girls weekend.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
The best thing about Orangeville is my three best friends who I grew up with and a few small restaurants that are really good (Thai and Caribbean food),
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
I am not really superstitious. I just match my ball marker to my outfit.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
I would say to a non-golfer who looked in it, a can of foot odour spray (which is used to spray the club face to see where the impact was … not for my feet smell!)