Winner Rolex Trophy

Challenge Tour 2019

Winner, Euram Bank Open

Challenge Tour 2018

Winner 2016 & 2018
Duinzicht Invitational
"Alps Tour Champion 2015

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2020 Week 29

I am pretty pleased with my T-4 placing in the Austrian Open, the first European Tour event for 4 months.

I guess everyone was a bit rusty to begin with, I certainly felt that way in R1.

In R2 I played much better, chipped in once and sank some good putts for a round of -7, one of the best rounds of the day.

Saturday was pretty miserable, wet and cold, but my caddie Sanne kept the clubs really dry under the big Srixon umbrella and I played well in difficult conditions for a round of -2 and even held the lead for a few holes.

I started fast on Sunday and played myself into the lead again but I was too erratic off the tee which is unlike me. In the end I was saved by my short game and was glad to end with a round of level par and T-4.

I am using this week to do some more work on my game and try out a new putter from Bettinardi before heading off with Sanne to the UK where the 6-tournament swing begins.

I’m looking forward to it!

More in a couple of weeks.


Darius – Dutch Golfer of the Year 2019

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2020 – My Team

Golf Coach Roel Verdonschot (Bernardus Golf Club)
Biomechanics Mikel Vos
Fitness Coach Richard Chong (FyLA Sports)
On the bag Sanne Sijben
Commercial Manager
Caspar America
General Manager
Bryan Lee-Smith
Partners Srixon

Club Dé Hockey en Golfspecialist

Also on the bag 😉


Amateur Times

Hi, I am Darius

I was born in 1989 (in Leidschendam, Netherlands) and started to play golf when I was 11 years old. My father played golf and gave me a lot of encouragement but before long I started to play better than him so he decided to stop. I had a successful junior and amateur career, which included a lot of individual success, as well as playing for the Netherlands and for Europe in some of the most prestigious amateur team events.
But I also wanted to concentrate on finishing my formal education.

In 2013 I got my Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Sports Marketing from the Johan Cruyff Institute in Amsterdam, before playing one more year as an amateur. I ended 2014 in the top 40 of the World Amateur Rankings and decided to turn pro, so I entered the Q-School of the Alps Tour, one of the 3rd tier European Satellite Tours. I came second overall and my pro career had begun.

Darius van Driel

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