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