Biography

 

Age: 16 years
Place of Birth: Vienna, Austria
Home town: Olbendorf, Burgenland
Golfclub: Reiters Golf & Country Club
Parents: JoAnn & Günter
Hobbies: Swimming, Basketball, Reading, Studying, Travelling
Idols: Dustin Johnson, Lexi Thompson, Jordan Spieth, Lindsey Vonn, Alison Lee, Tom Brady
School: Golf HAK Stegersbach, graduation year 2020
Music: Shawn Mendes, Beyonce, Rihanna, Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez
Favorite subject: English (mother tongue)
Favorite book: Strong is the new beautiful by Lindsey Vonn
Favorite movie: Baywatch
Favorite color: Light-green
Favorite drink: Arnold Palmer (Limonade and Ice tea)
Favorite food: Lasagne
Favorite golf course: Dun Loaghaire (Ireland), GC Gullane Nr. 1 (Scotland), Pinehurst Nr. 2
Favorite clubs: Driver, 7 iron
Favorite shot: 7 iron from 140 m

My first experience with Golf

At the age of 6 months, my parents took me with on the golf round – in a Maxi-Cosi secured on a golf cart! I was sleeping most of the time but I already enjoyed the atmosphere of the golf course. At the age of 2 and 3 years, I spent the summer months in the USA at my grandfather’s house – direct on a golf course. I wasn’t able to fall asleep at night without going for a round with the golf cart. Of course, I also tried my first shots.


My real start with Golf

My father brought me my first real set of golf clubs with from a business trip in the USA. I was 4 years old and this was the start of my golf career. Over the next years, I participated in golf camps during summer vacation and played a few holes with my parents while on the round.


My first successes & milestones

 

On September 1, 2006, at the age of 5, I made the Austrian ”Plazterlaubnis“, this allowed me to play on the course in the company of an adult.

 

I played my first complete round of 18 holes on March 30, 2008 at the age of 7 years. I needed 176 strokes from the red tees (5146 m, Par 72) in Golf Club Süßenbrunn. On May 14, 2008, I completed my tournament certificate with Pro Mario Ruso.

 

I played my first PAR at the age of 8 years in March 2009 in Golf Club Süßenbrunn on hole 7, a 106 meter long Par 3. One month later, on April 27, 2009, I played on that same hole my first birdie.

 

I played my first tournament at the age of 8 years on April 19, 2009 at Golf Club Ottenstein with a score of 21 Stableford – net points.

 

I played my first Hole in One on May 25th 2013 during the International Lower Austria Junior Championship in GC Ernegg on hole 15th a 160m Par 3 with my 5 Wood.

 

On July 1st 2013 I played my first Eagle on hole Nr. 13 (Par4) in Golfclub Fontana, I holed in from 121m with my 6 iron. A few days later I played on the same course my first subround during an official tournament , the International Junior Golf Challenge with a score of 1 under.