Trembath enjoys time on the green

Jesse Trembath (Supplied)

Peter Howe

A golfer’s life can be a lonely existence, long hours of practice by yourself, travel to and from tournaments away from family and friends for long periods of time, but not so for the March Don Deeble nominee, Jesse Trembath.

The 17-year-old, who hails from Point Cook has played football and cricket, made representative teams as an underage player of some ability.

But it wasn’t for him.

“I love individual sports, where you set the tempo and only have to rely on yourself,” he said. “I am comfortable in my own skin doing my own stuff. If I mess up, don’t practice the right way, it’s on me.”

Trembath took up golf when he was four years old under the guidance of his grandmother Susan, who spent many a time talking about her hole in one at Altona Lakes.

Playing on local courses at Kooringal and Sanctuary Lakes, Trembath continued his improvement and was soon identified by Golf Victoria.

A typical week for Trembath includes gym work four times a week with a focus on strength and movement for power and explosiveness.

On most mornings he will spend up to an hour on golf fundamentals, including his short game. After school it is match simulation, technical implementation and course playing.

“I learned very quickly that if you are not having fun you get down on yourself and you stop playing well,” he said.

“I practice with a close mate some nights and the loser has 100 push-ups to do. These are the little challenges that make the game fun.”

Trembath has been selected in the Metropolitan Golf Club’s division one pennant team for 2024, something that he is very proud of.

“There are two of us who are the youngest in the team, it will be a great challenge.”

It comes after a breakout 2023 season.

He currently plays off +2.

He holds the current course record at Kooringal Golf Club shooting a 63 in April last year, while he was a 2023 state team member, Golf Victoria high performance team and a Callaway “Next Program” representative.

Of his tournament wins in 2023 Trembath is most proud of his win in the Victorian Junior Amateur tournament.

“It was my first major title,” he said. “I had to hang in there early and managed to prevail with a seven shot win.”

Trembath’s most recent achievement was as one of only two juniors to qualify for the Victorian Open at Thirteenth Beach.

He looked completely at home with the Pro’s and the crowd, missing the cut after 36 holes by one shot.

Trembath’s strengths are his putting and short game.

He said his coach Brandon Rave has had a big influence on his career along with his father, Craig Trembath.

“Dad won a gold medal for Australia as a shooter in the Commonwealth Games.

“We have a great working relationship, the older I get the more I listen to what he has to say, especially around preparation and focus.

It’s a family affair with his mother, Rachael arranging his personal travel and logistics, with Jesse saying his mum probably has the toughest job.

Trembath is undertaking his year 12 studies at Emmanuel College, with a focus on heading to the USA in 2025 having already has various college offers.

“Eventually when I finish college, I’d like to turn professional.”

He has just been selected by Golf Australia to represent Victoria at the upcoming 2024 Australian Junior Interstate Teams Matches in Perth in April.

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