11 Things You Didn't Know About Laurie Canter

11 Things You Didn't Know About Laurie Canter

Laurie Canter Things You Didn't Know
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Get to know Englishman, Laurie Canter, a little bit better.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Laurie Canter

Laurie Canter enjoyed a break-through season on the European Tour in 2020, with a number of top-10 results giving him his best ever finish in the Race to Dubai standings.

With the Englishman now establishing himself on the European Tour, get to know him here.

11 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 till 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 (opens in new tab).

Laurie Canter Things You Didn't Know

Canter at the 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

4. After winning the 2011 Spanish Amateur Open Championship, he decided to turn professional.

5. Canter is an huge sports fan and a lifelong Bath Rugby supporter.

6. After turning professional, he would have an unusual record with European Tour qualifying, earning his card in three consecutive seasons – 2015, 2016 and 2017.

7. He is attached to Cumberwell Park Golf Club in Bath.

8. At the 2020 Italian Open, Canter broke the tournaments 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 Ping (opens in new tab) driver and fairway woods, Honma irons, Titleist Vokey wedges (opens in new tab) and an Odyssey putter.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

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