Student Spotlight: Taisuke Ono

Tokyo, Japan native Taisuke Ono started playing golf five years ago after watching his dad play and has not looked back since. The 15-year-old has played in five International Junior Golf Tour events this season including a second-place finish in the MAJOR Championship at Dormie Club.

Read on to learn more about Ono.

Background Information

Name: Taisuke Ono

Hometown: Tokyo, Japan

Age: 15

Graduation Year: 2017

Fun Facts

Favorite food: Sushi

Favorite TV show: Gaki no Tsukai

Favorite pro golfer(s): Adam Scott, Tiger Woods

Favorite non-golf athlete: Cristiano Ronaldo

Favorite band or musician: Exile and CHEMISTRY 

Q&A WITH ONO

What is your favorite golf memory?

When I played in an AJGA qualifier and made almost every putt.

Who would you say has had the biggest impact on your golf game?

My coach. [IJGA Golf Instructor Dick Wedzik]

What do you like to do in your free time?

I like to listen to music.

What motivates you?

My friends and my family.

What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you on the course?

A bird took my golf ball.

What aspect of your game have you seen the most improvement in this year?

My short game.

Favorite course to play and why?

Torrey Pines because it is very beautiful.

What are your goals for your future after IJGA?

I want to go to college and be a professional golfer.

To view Ono’s BlueGolf profile, click here.

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