Born in St. Johns, Newfoundland, Walter Keating Jr. was raised in Long Harbour before relocating to Thunder Bay at age 14. Starting to golf in high school, he practiced near Chapples Golf Course and joined Fort William Country Club when he was 16. By age 17 he was a scratch golfer, a player whose handicap is zero. An alumnus of Youngstown State University, Walter Keating Jr. graduated with his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Finance. During his undergraduate education, he was actively involved on the university’s golf team and earned recognition as a National Scholar Athlete by the time he graduated in 1998. Demonstrating exemplary skill in the sport, Walter Keating Jr. earned 1st Team All Conference in 1996, 1997, and 1998. He also won the Duquesne University Invitational in 1998. Following college, Walter Keating Jr. turned his passion for the sport into a profession. He competed and toured on a professional level and currently serves as a golf teacher for players at a variety of levels. Formerly touring for Whitewater, Walter Keating Jr. travelled all over the world competing and has won over 10 tournaments. He spent seven years playing in golf tournaments and participated in the Canadian Tour from 1999 to 2003. In 2010, he and a fellow golfer created a buzz at the Mallon’s Play It Again Better Ball Championship when he and his partner shot a 10-under 60 at Chapples. They beat the defending champs by seven strokes.