My goal

After finishing 2018 in 34th place on the Challenge Tour for the second time my objective this year is to go one better and finish 2019 in the top-15, winning direct promotion to the main European tour.

The competition seems to get fiercer every year with more and more players capable of putting in good performances so it is important to ‘hit the ground running’ this year and play well from the start of the season.

After my win at the 2018 Euram Bank Open in Austria it would also be nice to get another win this year but my main objective is to get a run of good finishes through the season.

My team

I am working again in 2019 with Roel Verdonschot. He is Director of Golf at Bernardus Golf in Cromvoirt and has been my swing coach for the last few seasons.

At Roel’s suggestion I have also been getting some help on my biomechanics from Mikel Vos. He has a very well-equipped indoor golf lab not far from Cromvoirt and the results have been very interesting and helpful.

I have asked Martijn van Oosterhout (Golf Athletic) to help me with my fitness this year. I want to be in top condition from the start of season and to keep fit during the whole season.

My gear

Playing Srixon irons again this year, I will be choosing my 14 clubs each round from:

  • Driver 1: TaylorMade M1 8.5Shaft: True Temper Project X Handcrafted LZ50 7.0-Flex
  • Driver 2: ? in testing
  • Wood: TaylorMade M1 14o (same shaft as driver)
  • Hybrid: TaylorMade M1 17o, Shaft: Mitsubishi Rayon Diamana S+ Hybrid 80X


  • 2 iron: Srixon 765, KBS Tour 90 Stiff shaft
  • 3 – PW: Srixon 765, NS Pro Stiff shaft
  • Wedges: Cleveland RTX-4, 52o, 56o & 60o, NS Pro Stiff shaft
  • Putter: Odyssey Versa #7, centre shaft

Other kit

  • Ball: Srixon
  • Clothing: Shark Golfwear
  • Shoes: Skechers

My schedule

* European Tour Event ** Participation not yet confirmed

Jordan Mixed Open

Start date: 4 April 2019

End date: 7 April 2019

Location: Ayla Golf Club, Aqaba

Turkish Airines Challenge

Start date: 25 April 2019

End date: 28 April 2019

Location: Samsun GC, Turkey