As the off season keeps players from competing on the Road to the LPGA, SymetraTour.com will run a new feature to keep fans in touch with the future stars of women’s golf. This edition of Time to Meet… features Ohio native and four-year member Emma Jandel. The Ohio State alum made her Tour debut in 2009 as an amateur at the Michelob ULTRA Duramed Futures Players Championship. This season, Jandel had a career-best finish T3 at the Credit Union Challenge and added two top-20 finishes, a T11 at the Island Resort Championship and a T20 at the Eagle Classic. She finished 10th on Tour in greens in regulation and made regular appearances in the Tour’s Outside the Ropes program. See who the former Buckeye admires, the best meal she’s had while out on Tour and what she considers to be the most valuable things she owns.
Name: Emma Jandel
Birthdate: March 11, 1988
Hometown: Dayton, Ohio
Resides: Dayton, Ohio
What was your favorite board game growing up?
If you could witness any event past present, or future, what would it be?
What kind of technology will be around in 100 years.
What was the hardest thing you’ve ever done?
Going to my best friend’s wedding vs. golf tournament.
What’s your biggest fear?
What’s the most pressure you’ve ever felt in tournament golf?
2007 Ohio Amateur final hole on the 37th hole.
Describe the best meal you’ve had while on the road and where you had it…
Manchester, NH at a place called Cottou. I had an awesome salad!
What story does your family always tell about you?
You can call Emma a lot of things, but never late for dinner.
What is one of your favorite quotes?
If you had one last round of golf to play, who would make up your foursome?
My dad, my brother, my mom and my boyfriend Patrick
Who do you admire and why?
My parents because they are the best role models and influences I could ever ask for.
Do you prefer Facebook or Twitter?
What is the most rewarding charitable thing you’ve done?
All of the Outside the Ropes events this year were very rewarding and eye opening.
What is your favorite sports team?
Ohio State Buckeyes
Describe your biggest sports accomplishment to date…
2006 & 2007 Ohio Amateur Champion
Name what you like most and least about being a professional golfer.
I love the competition and everything about the game of golf. The travel and being away from my boyfriend and family is the toughest part.
What is the top played song on your Ipod? Most frequently listened to artist?
Heaven Sent - Keyshia Cole (I like hip hop and R&B)
If a movie were filmed about your life, who would play you?
What is your favorite country to travel to?
USA…I haven’t ventured too far from home.
If you could play one pro sport besides golf, what would it be?
NBA or tennis
First concert you ever went to…
Dave Matthews Band
Three things you would bring on a deserted island and why?
A blanket, a knife and my boyfriend.
What’s something you are looking forward to in the next year?
I am looking forward to using everything I have learned this year and keep learning and building and improving to do better next year.
What do you consider to be the most valuable thing you own?
My golf clubs.
If you had one last practice round on the Symetra Tour, who would make up your foursome?
InHong Lim, Tiffany Tavee and Val Derrey
If you had the opportunity to tell the fans and the media something about yourself or your career, what would it be?
I am very thankful to have the opportunity to do what I am doing and living my dream. I am very passionate about it and love what I am doing!