Rolf has been one of Holland’s best golfers over the last 20 years. As an amateur golfer he has been a member of the Dutch National Team from 1986 until October 1993 when he turned professional after receiving The National Golfer of the Year award. He helped put Dutch Golf on the World’s golfing map with the following unique “Holland’s First” golfing achievements:
Rolf became the first Dutchman to win The British Amateur Championship at Muirfield in 1990.
Rolf is the first Dutch Amateur Golfer to compete in 3 Majors and the first Dutch Amateur Golfer to compete on the PGA Tour of America and The European Tour.
Rolf is the first Dutch golfer to win the Amateur Medal in the Scottish Open in 1991.
Rolf is the first Dutchman to win the South African Tour School in 1993.
Rolf is the First Dutchman to win multiple titles on the European Challenge Tour.
Rolf is the first Dutchman to win on the European Tour by winning the Qatar Masters in 2000.
Rolf came close to winning in 1999 when he came 2nd in a play-off for the Scottish PGA Championship at Gleneagles, he then promptly landed the 2000 Qatar Masters win in style. Rolf was a student of Law and Psychology before deciding to turn professional. He was the First Amateur Golfer to qualify into the European Tour Qualifying School under the rule that a player may keep his amateur status to play in the pre-qualifiers. He made initial progress in South Africa and went on to win four times in two seasons on the Challenge Tour before getting full European Tour status in 1995.