Sil (2004) is a rapidly improving Dutch golf player who currently ranks 17th in the Dutch handicap ranking of his age group (2004) . Sil is currently taking a gap year to fully focus on golf and prepare himself for his transition into college golf. He is looking to join an ambitious college golf program in the fall of 2023.
Sil started playing golf when he was 14 years old. Before that he played field hockey at a high level. This helped him to improve his golf game at a high pace in the beginning of his career. Sil is very sport minded. In his free time he likes to surf since he lives close to the beach.
In the 4 years that Sil played golf he improved his handicap from 54 to 2. His biggest jump was in his second year where he went from 30 to 9 in one year. The swing coach of Sil is Iwan Renders. He is one of the top coaches in the country. He also worked with Mayka Hoogeboom (Kent State), Hester Sicking (Kent State), Jerry Ji (University of Illinois) and Daphne van Son (University of Akron). Besides that, Sil is also working hard on the physical aspect of the game with Jordan Kroon. He is a personal coach who also works with the likes of Tyrell Malacia (left back of Manchester United), Francisco Elson (NBA Champion) and Stefan de Vrij (Dutch National Football team player).
One of his biggest strengths is his work ethic. No matter the weather, Sil is out there practicing and improving his game! He sees bad weather more as an opportunity to prepare himself for bad weather during a tournament. He is currently working out in the gym to gain more speed in his swing and maintaining his position. This enables him to leave in more close approaches and attack the flag more often. Since he started working out, he gained 13mph clubhead speed. With his driver he went from 102 mph to 115 mph.
Below you can find some of his best results:
Voorjaarswedstrijd 2022 - 76
6th Haenen Youth Open 2022 - 76 / 70
3rd place National Team Matchplay competition
Ranking 40th in the Dutch National Junior Ranking 2022
Besides work ethic on the course, Sil is also working hard in the class room. In the spring of 2022 he finished the highest level of high school (VWO) in The Netherlands with a GPA of 3.55. He is interested in pursuing a bachelor in Engineering or Business.
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