Walter Keating Jr. began to seriously pursue golf after moving to Thunder Bay with his family as a teenager. He joined The Fort William Country Club at age 16, and in less than a year, he achieved status as a zero-handicap golfer. From 1994 to 1998, he attended Youngstown State University on a golf scholarship. A 1998 National Scholar Athlete and nominee for Student Athlete of the Year, Mr. Keating competed in the NCAA Division 1 tournament on the first team in 1996, 1997, and 1998. He also participated in amateur tournaments such as the Kitchen Creek Classic, achieving two runner-up finishes in 1995 and 1996.
After graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Business, Walter Keating Jr. began to compete in amateur and then professional tournaments. He has played on the South America, South Africa, and Golden Bear tours, and he spent seven years on the Canadian Tour. Mr. Keating has achieved numerous tournament wins in his competitive career, including a victory at the 2010 Mallon's Play It Again Better Ball Championship and two Keg District Open wins