Power Up Athlete: Josée Doyon
October 15, 2021
The importance of staying positive
As one of Canada’s up-and-coming female golfers, Josée Doyon has experienced some leaderboard-topping wins—and along the way, some challenges. “It may sound corny,” she says, “ but there are a lot of ups and downs in golf. Even when you’ve done everything you could, you can still fail.” She adds, “That’s when it’s really important to remain positive, and be proud of who you are.”
The 28-year-old from St. George de Beauce, Quebec now has one more reason to be proud: Her second nomination as a recipient of the DCM Power Up Bursary. A winner in 2019, Josée has been chosen to receive it again in 2021.
Like many of her peers, Josée is full of the steely determination that characterizes young female golfers. Leaving home at 15 to pursue a career in golf, she eventually ended up at Kent State in Ohio where she earned three NCAA Division I championships and was an All-American Scholar, netting a 4.0 GPA. She has since gone on to make her mark at a number of major tournaments: She won the Fall Classic in 2020 and the Hélène Demarais Cup in 2019. She also placed 2nd at the 2019 Tennessee Women’s Open, and 9th at the 2021 WAPT.
“I want to dominate the WAPT, play on the Symetra, and get my card on LPGA. LPGA is my goal!” she declares passionately.
She has always been up for a challenge, and eagerly embraces the spirit of competition. To help her stay on top of her game, she adheres to some tried-and-true practices for physical and mental preparedness. Her number-one fitness tip: “Core. Core. Core.” She maintains core strength primarily through lots of planking and medicine ball work. And she always thinks of her swing when she exercises: “It helps me transfer my work in the gym into my golf swing—I can feel the power of the workout in my swing.”
For optimal mental health, her advice is: “Aim small, miss small”, and “Be zen: Breathing is key to your tempo.”
Above all, she advocates being positive, and keeping things in perspective. “Golf is a sport; it’s not the entire ‘you’. Be ready to accept the successes and the failures, keeping in mind that deep inside you, golf doesn’t define who you are.”
Wise words from an accomplished player who we’re proud to have once again among our Power Up Bursary winners.
Josée’s championship highlights:
- 2021 Women’s All Pro Tour – 9th
- 2020 Fall Classic – 1st
- 2019 Tennessee Women’s Open – 2nd
- 2019 Hélène Desmarais Cup – 1st
- 2019 Tennessee Women’s Open – 2nd
- 2017 Florida Elite Gold Tournament – 1st
- 2016 Porter Cup – 1st
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:
- 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.
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