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.
Name: Taisuke Ono
Hometown: Tokyo, Japan
Graduation Year: 2017
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.
The International Junior Golf Academy (IJGA) is the premier destination for middle and high school golfers as well as graduates seeking a competitive advantage amongst their peers. IJGA’s unique programs deliver customized golf training, tour competition, performance training, character building and an elite college preparatory education – in a close, family environment in Hilton Head, South Carolina.