Quebec native and Team Canada standout Hugo Bernard makes the leap to the Young Pro Squad after four seasons with the Amateur Squad. The Mont-Saint-Hilaire, Que., product achieved a string of memorable performances in his amateur career, including wins at the Canadian Men’s Amateur (2016), NCAA Division II Championship (2016) and Quebec Men’s Amateur (2013).
Q: What are some of your nicknames?
Smoothie, Barnyard, Hank
Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.
Because I was such a bad hockey player and by watching Tiger Woods on TV.
Q: How do you mark your golf ball?
Q: Do you have any siblings? If so, how old?
2 sisters (25 and 24)
Q: What was the last book you read?
The Big Miss by Hank Haney
Q: Who would play you in a movie about your life?
I don’t watch movies so I can’t name any actors.
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you? Any hidden talents?
I love fishing.
Q: What exercise do you dread the most?
The beep test.
Q: What was the last picture that you took on your phone?
A video of my golf swing.
Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?
Q: Do you have any superstitions?
Always play a Titleist 4 tournament rounds.
Q: What is the most surprising thing in your golf bag?
Q: If you could have a walk-up song on the first tee box, what would it be?
Fix You by Coldplay
Driver: Titleist D3 917 8.5 degree loft
Woods: Titleist F2 917 15 degree loft
Irons: Titleist 716 mb
Wedges: Titleist Vokey 52, 56, 60
Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 circle T
Ball: Titleist ProV1X