15 Things You Didn't Know About Laurie Canter
1. Laurence Richard Canter was born 3rd November 1989 in Bath, England.
2. He didn't take up the game until he was 13-years-old.
3. Canter had a fantastic amateur career, winning the South African Amateur Championship in 2010, as well as playing in The Open Championship.
4. After winning the 2011 Spanish Amateur Open Championship, he decided to turn professional.
5. Canter is a huge sports fan and a lifelong Bath Rugby supporter.
6. After turning professional, he would have an unusual record at the European Tour Qualifying School, earning his card in three consecutive seasons – 2015, 2016 and 2017.
7. Canter announced a partnership with the Exclusive Collection in 2023. The company works with the likes of The Manor House and Royal Berkshire. It is unclear as to whether Canter is still attached to Cumberwell Park Golf Club in Bath.
8. At the 2020 Italian Open, Canter broke the tournament's 36 hole scoring record with rounds of 60 & 68, giving him a 128 total (16-under-par).
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9. Whilst growing up, Canter actually played tennis against Andy Murray's club.
10. The Englishman enjoyed a break-through season in 2020, securing five top-10 finishes, including two runner-up places.
11. Canter uses a mixed bag of golf clubs, with his current set-up including Ping driver, fairway woods and irons, as well as Titleist Vokey wedges.
12. In 2022, Canter joined LIV Golf and did not retain his DP World Tour status. In 2023, he was retained as a reserve by LIV Golf and featured for the Majesticks team as injury cover for Sam Horsfield.
13. Not securing a spot in the LIV Golf field for 2024, Canter participated in the LIV Golf Promotions Event. He lost in a playoff for the final spot on a team roster, but was given one of the two wild card places for the opening event of the season.
14. At the end of 2023, Canter played in numerous DP World Tour events and finished runner-up at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open
15. In 2023, Canter gave Caitlyn Jenner a golf lesson during a LIV Golf event
HOW FAR DOES LAURIE CANTER DRIVE THE BALL?
During the 2022 DP World Tour Tour season, Canter averaged 314.5 yards off the tee; this put him 17th in the long drive standings. During the 2023 LIV Golf season, the Englishman averaged 301.3 yards, but LIV's way of measuring tee shots is slightly different to the DP World Tour's.
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Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.
Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.
Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°
Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°
Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°
Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x
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