JC Ritchie comes from Standerton, Mpumalanga in South Africa and it was his father who introduced him to the game of golf at a very young age. He is a genuine and down-to-earth person who goes about his golf in a quietly confident manner. He is also an aggressive player who has shown maturity way beyond his years on Tour.
JC turned professional in 2014 and has 18 top 10 finishes to his name on Tour. 2017 was a breakthrough year for JC. He claimed his maiden victory at the Zimbabwe Open after shooting 64 in the final round to win. A consistent season was capped off by a 3rd place finish at both the Cape Town Open and the South African Open, ensuring that he finished the season in 3rd place overall on the Sunshine Tour Order of Merit.