Etienne Papineau

Étienne Papineau


Date of Birth
Sep 13, 1996
St-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Que
Home Club
Pinegrove Country Club
West Virginia University
Years on Team
3 (Amateur Squad in 2020 | Junior Squad in 2015, 2014)

Papineau makes his debut on the Amateur Squad after being a member of the Team Canada Junior Boy's Squad in 2014 and 2015. The St-Jean-sur-Richelieu native had a notable summer with a win at the Quebec Match Play Championship and a T10 finish at the Canadian Men's Amateur Championship. The senior at West Virginia University has notched two NCAA top-10 finishes during the collegiate fall season at the Old Town Club Collegiate (6th) and the Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational (7th).

Q & A

Q: What are some of your nicknames?

Pap or Papi

Q: Who or what got you into golf? Explain.

My dad is a golfer, so that is pretty much how I got introduced to golf. I was just “caddying” for him over the weekends when I was like 6-7 years old, and then I started to play.

Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

I put two dots on my ball with a line, and sometimes my initial.

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

I have two sisters and one brother. My sisters are 25 and 34 and my brother is 37.

Q: What was the last book you read?

It was a book I had to read for one of my classes. I can’t even recall the title of the book.

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

My favorite actor is Will Ferrell so I would ask him to play me.

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

I like to sing a lot even if my voice is not good at all haha.

Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

The Woodway!!!

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

It was actually a screenshot of my weekly steps that I had to send to my teacher for one of my classes.

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

There are a lot of great things about my hometown, but the best one is that they have poutine, which they don’t have here in college.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

Before each round of golf, I grab my necklace and I talk to my grandparents.

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

To be honest, I really don’t know. I don’t have anything special haha.

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

Put On from Young Jeezy


  • 7th – 2019 Health Plan Mountaineer Invitational (NCAA)
  • 6th – 2019 Old Town Club Collegiate (NCAA)
  • T10 – 2019 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • Champion – 2019 & 2018 Quebec Match Play Championship
  • Champion – 2018 Glencoe Invitational
  • Champion – 2015 Graham Cooke Junior Invitational
  • Champion – 2015 Québec Men’s Amateur
  • Champion – 2015 Alexander of Tunis
  • Champion – 2014 Quebec Junior Boys Championship
  • Champion – 2013 Quebec Junior Championship
  • Champion – 2013 CN Future Links Québec
  • Champion – 2011 Québec Junior Open


Woods: Titleist
Irons: Titleist
Wedges: Titleist
Ball: Titleist

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