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7 Things You Didn't Know About Aaron Jarvis
1. Aaron David Jarvis was born December 8, 2002, in the Georgetown Cayman Islands. He is the son of Lana and Robin Jarvis and Aaron has cited his family as what keeps him motivated.
2. North Sound Golf Club on Grand Cayman is the lone 18-hole course, which is where he grew up playing. He would then polish his game at the David Leadbetter Golf Academy in Orlando, Florida.
3. He won the boys 15-and-under title at the 2018 Caribbean Junior Individual Championship and the 2019 Cayman Islands junior title.
4. Jarvis attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He studied Hospitality and he chose the school because of his interest in its golf team and coaches.
5. Jarvis won the Latin America Amateur Championship in 2021 which secured his participation in the 2022 Masters and Open Championship. He's also exempt into the Final Qualifying for the U.S. Open and into the British Amateur and U.S. Amateur.
Jarvis had seven birdies in his round, though he was slowed by a bogey on No. 8 and a double bogey on the ninth hole. But he battled back over the final hour. Even a tee shot that found the water on the par-3 16th didn’t stop him. He holed a 20-foot putt to salvage a bogey and stay in the mix, and then made birdie on the 18th that proved to be the winner.
6. With the LAAC win, Jarvis became the first player from the Cayman Islands to compete at Augusta National. Speaking at the time he said; "It's crazy, representing the Cayman Islands," Jarvis said. "I'd like to keep doing it, get more players involved, be an inspiration by playing in the Masters and the British Open. It's special."
7. He was inspired to take up the game of golf by his brother Andrew, who competed in the Caribbean Amateur Championship when it was held in Cayman in 2013.
A golfer for most of his life, Sam started playing the game to prove he was the best player out of his father and two brothers.
He quickly became a golf equipment expert and has always been the one family and friends come to for buying advice, and spends a lot of his time putting golf gear, apparel and shoes to the test.
He is a graduate of Swansea University where he studied History and American Studies, and he has been a part of the Golf Monthly team since February 2018. He also previously worked for World Soccer and Rugby World magazines.
A jack of all trades across print and digital formats, Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website. He also oversees all Tour player content as well.
Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five.
Sam is currently playing:
Driver: Titleist TS3
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M5 (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees)
Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚
Putter: Scotty Cameron Circa 62 #6