Student Spotlight: Tennoshin Ogawa

Tennoshin Ogawa has his father to thank for sparking his interest in golf. When Ogawa was just eight years old, his father told him to try the sport; he said yes and the rest is history. Last weekend he competed in the Sea Pines Junior Heritage and was the only player to card a hole-in-one, which he accomplished on the par-3 16th hole at Heron Point. Read on to learn more about the junior golfer.


Background Information

Name: Tennoshin Ogawa
Nickname: Ten
Hometown: Aichi, Japan
Age: 15
Graduation Year: 2017

Fun Facts

Favorite food: Rice
Favorite TV show: South Park
Favorite pro golfer: Adam Scott
Favorite non-golf athlete: Ichiro Suzuki
Favorite band or musician: Avicii
Favorite movie: 2 Guns


What is your favorite golf memory?
When I was playing in the U.S. Junior Amateur qualifier and made the putt from 15 feet and made the cut.

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

What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to sleep in my free time.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t give up ever.

What motivates you?
Making my parents proud.

What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened to you on the course?
The guy who was playing with me during a tournament got angry and threw my club at me.

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

Favorite course to play and why?
Harbour Town Golf Links because it’s narrower than other courses.

What are your goals for your future after IJGA?
To win four Majors!

If you could give one piece of advice to other junior golfers or people considering IJGA, what would it be?
Don’t be indecisive in life.

Ogawa is currently ranked second on the International Junior Golf Tour. To view Ogawa’s BlueGolf profile, click here.

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