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Emily Zhu

Emily Zhu

Biography

Date of Birth
May 4, 2004
Hometown
Richmond Hill, Ont.
Home Club
National Pines Golf Club
School
High School
Years on Team
2

Emily Zhu makes her return to Team Canada after a successful first year in the program. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native had a strong 2019 campaign highlighted by wins at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship and the AJGA Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior. Zhu also notched two runner-up finishes at the 2019 Ontario Women's Amateur Championship and the 2019 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy and a runner-up finish in the junior girls’ division. She has represented Canada at the past three World Junior Girls Championships.

Q & A

Q: What are some of your nicknames?

Em, Zookeeper/Zhu-keeper

Q: How did you get into golf?

I got into the game of golf when my dad introduced it to me back when I was around 5 years old.

Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

I have a red line going across the top of the ball, sort of connecting the two “Titleist” logos. I also have a small red “E” underneath my ball number

Q: Do you have any siblings, If so, how old?

I have a younger brother, Andre Zhu. He is 13 years old.

Q: What was the last book you read?

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini for my English class

Q: Who would you play in a movie about your life?

Myself

Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?

I unintentionally collect tees everywhere I go.

Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

I don’t really have an exercise that I dread more than others.

Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?

Two cats I saw at a cat cafe.

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

The diversity and open-mindedness everyone has.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

I find patterns in everything. Especially on the golf course when I am finishing out a putt. I have been trying to stop myself from believing in the patterns I find unless they help comfort me.

Q:What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?

I don’t think I really have anything too surprising. I have a pouch that has a ton of tees.

Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?

Red by Jackson Wang and ICE

Highlights

  • T2 – 2019 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy
  • Champion – 2019 Canadian Junior Girls Championship
  • 2nd – 2019 Ontario Women’s Amateur Championship
  • 3rd – 2019 PGA of Canada Women’s Championship
  • Champion – 2019 Natural Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior (AJGA)
  • T8 – 2019 Junior Orange Bowl
  • T2 – 2018 Duke of York Young Champions Trophy
  • T5 – 2018 AJGA / CJGA Championship
  • T5 – 2018 FORE Performance Junior Championship (AJGA)
  • 2nd – 2018 Canadian Junior Girls Championship
  • Champion – 2018 Canadian Juvenile Girls Championship
  • 3rd – 2018 Quebec Women’s Amateur Championship
  • Champion – 2018 Golf Ontario Investors Group Junior Spring Classic

 

Equipment

Driver: Titleist TS2
Woods: Titleist TS2
Irons: Titleist T200
Wedges: Titleist SM7
Putter: Titleist Phantom X
Ball: Titleist ProV1x