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Johnny Travale

Biography

Date of Birth
Nov 7, 2000
Hometown
Hamilton, Ont.
Home Club
Glendale Golf & Country Club
School
University of Central Florida
Years on Team
2 (Amateur Squad in 2021 | Junior Squad in 2018)

Past Junior Squad Member Johnny Travale returns to the Team Canada fold, making his debut on the Amateur Squad. As a sophomore at the University of Central Florida, Travale won the 2019 Tavistock Invitational and placed in the top 10 in four of seven tournaments during the 2019-20 season. The Hamilton, Ont. native finished 7th at the 2019 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship and represented Canada at the 2018 Toyota Junior World Cup.

Q & A

Q: What are some of your nicknames?

JT or Trav

Q: How did you get into golf? Explain.

My father took me to the driving range when I was about 3-4 years of age, and started liking it. My grandfathers also played and influenced.

Q: How do you mark your golf ball?

A line with JT, or sometimes just a line depending if I am playing a school logo ball or not.

Q: Do you have any siblings?

I have two younger sisters,  Sammy and Sophia

Q: What was the last book you read?

Golf is not a game of perfect by Dr. Bob Rotella.

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

Bradley Cooper

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

I love working out and fitness

Q: What exercise do you dread the most?

Swimming

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

A picture of the beach

Q: What is the best thing about your hometown?

Family owned restaurants and my friends and family.

Q: Do you have any superstitions?

If I play a good tournament with a certain roommate, I want that same roommate the next week. I will also have the same breakfast.

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

A compass

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

(last 1:30) of FURTHEST THING by Drake

Highlights

  • T9 – 2020 Southern Highlands Collegiate (NCAA)
  • Champion – 2019 Tavistock Collegiate Invitational (NCAA)
  • T6 – 2019 Prairie Club Invitational (NCAA)
  • T4 – 2019 Hartford Hawk Invitational (NCAA)
  • 7th – 2019 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • T6 – 2019 Hootie @ Bulls Bay Intercollegiate (NCAA)
  • T14 – 2018 Canadian Men’s Amateur Championship
  • Champion – 2016 CJGA Mizuno National Junior
  • Champion – 2016 Ontario Juvenile Boys