Rolf has been one of Holland’s best golfers for nearly 20 years since 1990. 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 to put Dutch Golf on the World’s golfing map with the following unique “Holland’s First” golfing achievements: * First Dutchman to win The British Amateur Championship, Muirfield in 1990. * First Dutch Amateur Golfer to compete in 3 Majors and the first Dutch Amateur Golfer to compete in multiple events on the PGA Tour of America and The European Tour. * First Dutch golfer to win the Amateur Medal in the Scottish Open in 1991. * First Dutchman to win the South African Tour School in 1993. * First Dutchman to win multiple titles on the European Challenge Tour. * 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. Shortly thereafter he went one better and landed the 2000 Qatar Masters win in style.
Rolf was a student of Law and Psychology before opting 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.
BIO Rolf was born in Voorschoten, The Netherlands, is a past Champion on the European Tour turned entrepreneur.
Rolf enjoyed an outstanding amateur career. He won four national titles of which two Dutch Amateur Stroke Play Championships. In 1990 he won the Amateur Championship at Muirfield making history as the first Dutch national to do so. He represented the Netherlands at the Eisenhower Trophy in 1990 and 1992 and was also a member of the European Continental Team during the same years. As a professional Rolf represented the Netherlands in the WGC-World Cup in 1995 .
Muntz turned professional in 1993 and claimed eligibility by winning the Tour School of the South African Sunshine Tour. After the Sunshine Tour he joined the second-tier Challenge Tour for the 1994 season and claimed his playing rights for the elite European Tour the following year. Within a few years of earning his place on tour he came close to winning his first European Tour event when he finished second after a play-off in the 1999 Scottish PGA Championship.
Continuing to build on one good season after the next he won the 2000 Qatar Masters to become the first Dutchman to win a European Tour event since the tour was founded in 1972.
Since pursuing his dreams on the tour Rolf has successfully migrated to apply his talents in the business quadrant.