Power Up Athlete: Josée Doyon

Embracing Challenge

Josée Doyon is no stranger to achievement. The Canadian golfer has three NCAA Division I championships under her belt, and was an All-American Scholar, earning multiple awards and a 4.0 GPA at Kent State University. Now, she’s adding a DCM Power Up Bursary to her credentials.

“I have always believed in the saying ‘It takes a village to raise a child’,” says Josée. “I know I can’t reach the LPGA by myself and that I need a strong team around me and the help of many. The bursary program is one more building block in my village that will get me closer to reaching my dream.”

“It’s the fire of competition that makes me want to surpass myself every day,” she says boldly. “I love competing and being under pressure.” But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for the 26-year-old from St. Georges de Beauce, Quebec. “I played some terrible golf in 2018,” she admits. “I made some swing changes and I mentally lost it. I couldn’t get out of the tee box.”

How did she overcome it? “I fought! I fought really hard and never gave up.” Despite the hurdles—and the criticism that accompanied them—she persevered. “I knew I had the right recipe and it was only a question of time.” Off the course, she worked at the Manac truck factory to support herself, all while continuing to hone her golf skills. Her dedication paid off: Last summer, she found her game again. “I played a lot more consistently, kept improving, and now I actually feel I am a much better and stronger player, mentally and physically.”

Josée has always been a hard worker. She grew up on a farm in the countryside, and at the age of 15, left home for Quebec City to pursue her dream of playing golf professionally. Later, at college in Ohio, she not only focused on her athletic and academic goals but also gave back to the community, volunteering at a women’s shelter.

Perhaps her greatest strength is her ability to embrace challenge. “There is not one challenge in my life that I have been afraid of,” she says. “Failure is actually the best thing ever because it will either push you away from golf or make you discover how awesome it is if you keep working at it.”

Josée’s determination and passion will be further fuelled by the DCM Power Up Bursary—and we can’t wait to see how far she goes.

Josée’s championship highlights:
  • 2019 Hélène Desmarais Cup – 1st
  • 2019 Tennessee Women’s Open – 2nd
  • 2017 Florida Elite Gold Tournament – 1st
  • 2016 Porter Cup – 1st
Follow Josée:

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/josee_doyon28/

About the Power Up Bursary

Driven by DCM’s commitment to women’s professional development, the Power Up Bursary significantly boosts the careers of female golfers on the brink of LPGA Tour status by providing them with financial assistance, increased player visibility, training and skill development, sponsorship coaching and marketing.

We are proud to have the continued support of our Power Up partners:

  • TSN host Natasha Staniszewski provides expert media and personal brand training.
  • RBC educates athletes on managing their money.
  • Adidas Golf Canada provides winners with apparel and footwear.

Learn more about the DCM Power Up Bursary on the PGA website.

Meet all the 2019–2020 Power Up athletes.