Laurie Canter Biography – Laurie Canter Wiki
Laurie Canter is an English professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. Laurie turned professional in 2011. Between 2012 – 2015, the golfer played on the Europro, Sunshine and Challenge Tours, before going on to negotiate all 3 stages of the European Tour Qualifying School to earn one of 25 European Tour cards.
He has an unusual records of qualifying for the European Tour through Q-school, four separate times. He qualified in 2015, 2016 and 2017 but failed to regain his place on the tour on each occasion.
2016 was a great transitional experience into the highest level of professional golf on the European Tour. However, Laurie was required to return to qualifying school at the end of the season and successfully secured full playing rights for the 2017 season.
2017 saw Laurie play in his second appearance at The Open Championship (his first as a professional) at Royal Birkdale, where he finished in 35th place. He narrowly missed retaining his playing rights but regained them at Qualifying school for the third successive time – a European Tour first.
Highlights from 2018 included leading the Italian Open, and 5 other Top 25 finishes including a Top 15 at the Omega European Masters.
In 2019, Laurie played on the Challenge Tour, narrowly missing out on a first professional win in a play off in the KPMG Trophy, Belgium. He ended the season in 43rd position, before finishing 5th at Qualifying school to earn his card for the 2020 European Tour season.
Laurie enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2020 finishing 19th in the Race to Dubai thanks to 5 Top 10 performances including two well-fought runner up finishes at the Portugal Masters and the Italian Open, and a Top 5 finish at his first DP World Tour Championship.
The Bath-born European Tour golfer finished tied-second at the 2021 BMW PGA Championship; one shot behind Billy Horschel.
The Bath-born golfer had a breakthrough year in 2010 with six national titles including the South African Amateur Championship, South African Amateur Strokeplay and breaking Justin Rose’s scoring record in the prestigious Hampshire Hog title.
A major highlight for Laurie was winning the Open Final Qualifying at Fairmont, consequently playing in The Open at St Andrews in 2010, and playing in the South African Open as a result of being the national amateur champion.
Laurie was selected to represent both winning England teams in the European Team Championships and the Home Internationals; the latter in which Laurie was England’s top point scorer. Laurie represented the British and Irish Lions in 2010 against Europe in the St. Andrews Trophy and was selected to play the Eisenhower Trophy for England.
Laurie won the 2011 Spanish Amateur Champion to earn a place at the the Spanish Open on the European Tour. He went on to make the cut, finishing 44th and securing the amateur silver medal.
On turning professional, Laurie was ranked 5th in the Amateur World Rankings and in May 2011 had accumulated more points than anyone else.
Laurie Canter Age
He was born Laurence Richard Canter on 3 November 1989 in Bath, Somerset, England.
Laurie Canter Wife
Is Laurie Canter married? He is married to his wife Anna MacAdam. Laurie married Anna in September 2021 in a stunning wedding ceremony attended by family and friends at The Cross House, Doynton.
The Bath-born golfer announced the good news of his marriage on Instagram, writing, “A better weekend than we ever imagined it could be. So proud to call [Anna MacAdam-Canter] my wife!”
Laurie Canter Parents
Born and raised in Bath, Laurie has very supportive parents. His dad, who’s a surgeon, has always supported him throughout his golf career. He told the European Tour in 2011: “I did A Levels at school and then had to make a decision. I wasn’t in the England squad when I first left school and I had no support other than my parents but luckily my dad said he’d support me for a couple of years to play golf.”
Laurie Canter Net Worth
Laurie Canter’s net worth is estimated to be $1 million.
Laurie Canter Career Earnings
Laurie Canter has earned $2,010,356 in career earnings.
Laurie Canter Sponsors
Laurie Canter’s sponsors include Mizuno Golf, Titleist, FootJoy, The Marble Works of Bath, Galvin Green, Brewin Dolphin, Stonewood Builders, and IWC Schaffhausen.
Laurie Canter WITB
Laurie Canter WITB 2022: ST-Z 220 (9.5 head set UPR -1 VENTUS BLUE TR 7 X), ST-Z FWOODS (#3 & 5W ALDILA ROGUE WHITE), Mizuno Pro 221 (5-PW KBS $ TAPER 120 S), Mizuno Pro 223 (4 Iron KBS $ TAPER 120 S), Mizuno Pro Fli-Hi (#2 KBS $ TAPER 120 S).
European Tour star Laurie Canter is a Titleist Golf Ball Player. He uses the Titleist Pro V1. In March 2022, Laurie committed to a multi-year deal to play Mizuno golf equipment. Prior to signing of the deal, Laurie had Mizuno irons in the bag for several months. He debuted the new Mizuno ST-Z 220 driver in South Africa.
He said at the time of entering the multi-year deal: “I played Mizuno irons for a number of seasons previously – but never really considered them for metal-woods. I hit the Mizuno driver and fairways to be open minded and was really surprised how much they’d moved on in the last few years. The driver is as fast as anything I’ve tested, but really stable with it. I know that the next few years are crucial if I want to meet all the goals I’ve set myself – I’ve surprised myself going with Mizuno through the bag. But feel really good about it.”
The Bath-born European Tour golfer also has a passion for Bath rugby and is a season ticket holder at the Rec. In a past interview with the Rugby Journal, Laurie revealed how he went to the Rec from about the age of 2 with his father.
He said at the time: “I think, at the time, under fours could go with the parents for free and just sit on their lap. I think my dad was still carrying me into games claiming I was under four until I was about seven. As we used to get close to the gate’s he’d be like, ‘right, hop on my back’. Eventually he had to succumb and buy me a season ticket too. We started off in the open stand, but he operated on one of the players [he’s a surgeon], so they did him a solid and got him a couple of tickets in the covered stand. I think it was about a 20-year-waiting list for that stand back then.”
Laurie Canter Height
Laurie stands at a height of 6′ 3″ (192 cm).
Laurie Canter Instagram
Laurie Canter’s Instagram handle is @lauriecanter.