Thom van der Sluijs

Thom van der Sluijs (December 2002) is a Dutch athlete who has consistently been in the top of the Dutch Junior Golf Rankings U21 since he decided to fully focus on golf at the age of 14. Before that time, he played soccer from the age of five at a very competitive level in the Netherlands. Thom is a real team player. In 2019 and 2022, he won the national championships in the Dutch Boys Team Competition (U21). In 2022, he was the runner-up in the Dutch School Team Championship (U21). His goal is to play professional golf after college. Thom is also a great student and finished school in May 2022. He will take a gap year to optimally prepare himself for college golf and wants to join a competitive team in the Fall of 2023.

Thom van der Sluijs

Thom van der Sluijs (December 2002) is a Dutch athlete who has consistently been in the top of the Dutch Junior Golf Rankings U21 since he decided to fully focus on golf at the age of 14. Before that time, he played soccer from the age of five at a very competitive level in the Netherlands. Thom is a real team player. In 2019 and 2022, he won the national championships in the Dutch Boys Team Competition (U21). In 2022, he was the runner-up in the Dutch School Team Championship (U21). His goal is to play professional golf after college. Thom is also a great student and finished school in May 2022. He will take a gap year to optimally prepare himself for college golf and wants to join a competitive team in the Fall of 2023.

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About Thom van der Sluijs

Sports have always been a big part of Thom’s life. He is athletic and played soccer for nine years at a very competitive level in Holland, winning multiple regional championships with his team. He is also a great skier. Thom started playing golf relatively late but has shown great development over the past five years. His lowest score so far in tournaments is a 66. His strengths are his driving distance, short game and putting but also his never-give-up mentality. We believe that Thom has tremendous potential to further develop in college.

Since 2017, Thom fully focuses on golf and is determined to become a professional golfer after college. He is a hard worker, on the course but also at school. Thom has been studying at the highest level of high school in the Netherlands (VWO) and finished school in May 2022 with a 3.43 GPA. His school allowed him to practice close to 40 hours a week and in the upcoming (gap) year, he will fully focus on golf to be ready for college golf in the Fall of 2023. Thom wants to major in International Business, Economics or Business administration.

Also on the course, Thom is eager to learn and with a professional team of technical, mental, physical and nutrition coaches, he works on all aspects of his game. He is a real player and as such prefers to test new skills on the course in a competitive setting. Thom has played many national and international tournaments for juniors and men and has won several of them. Below is a list of some of his achievements so far:

#1 National championships in the Dutch Boys Team Competition (U21) 2019

#1 Noordwijk Junior Open (U21) - The Netherlands 2021

#2 Dutch National School Team Championships (U21) 2022

#2 Westfries Junior Open (U21) - The Netherlands 2020

#3 National championships in the Dutch Boys Team Competition (U21) 2021

#3 Fries Open (All) - The Netherlands 2021

#3 Aphrodite Hills International Junior Cup (U21) - Cyprus 2020

#3 Dutch National School Team Championships (U21) 2019

#5 Atlantic Youth Trophy (U21) - Portugal 2020

#5 Boavista Junior Golf Trophy (U21) - Portugal 2019

#6 RB German Junior (U21) - Germany 2019

#6 Berlin Junior International (U21) - Germany 2019#1 National championships in the Dutch Boys Team Competition (U21) 2019

#1 Noordwijk Junior Open (U21) - The Netherlands 2021

#2 Dutch National School Team Championships (U21) 2022

#2 Westfries Junior Open (U21) - The Netherlands 2020

#3 National championships in the Dutch Boys Team Competition (U21) 2021

#3 Fries Open (All) - The Netherlands 2021

#3 Aphrodite Hills International Junior Cup (U21) - Cyprus 2020

#3 Dutch National School Team Championships (U21) 2019

#5 Atlantic Youth Trophy (U21) - Portugal 2020

#5 Boavista Junior Golf Trophy (U21) - Portugal 2019

#6 RB German Junior (U21) - Germany 2019

#6 Berlin Junior International (U21) - Germany 2019

Thom is looking forward to add more (international) wins to his resume, now the pandemic of the last two years, which impacted his tournament schedule and golf scores, is behind us. 

He is intrinsically motivated and determined to achieve his goals. He works very hard, both individually and with his team, in a disciplined way to be better every day. He has a friendly and open personality and connects easily with people. We believe these characteristics fit in well within a college golf environment. 

If you are interested in recruiting Thom or if you would like to learn more about him, please contact us for more information and his contact details!

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Thom's details

  • Sport:  Men's Golf
  • Entry semester:  Fall 2023
  • Country:  Netherlands
  • GPA:  3.42
  • SAT:  1170
  • TOEFL:  94
  • Duolingo:  N/A

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