Laurence Herman © 2013     



About me

I started playing golf when I was 8 years old at Ieper Open Golf Club, a 9-holes course. At the age of 11, I moved to an 18-holes course, Golf & Country Club De Palingbeek. Two years later I decided to continue high school at the topsport school in Hasselt where I was able to combine my studies with golf.

During my high school years in Belgium, I was victorious in several Junior Tours in Belgium and won a few Grand Prix tournaments in France. In 2006 I became the Belgian Champion under 18. After graduating high school, I was victorious at the Dutch International Junior Open (2007). Thanks to this last victory I received a wild card to participate in the KLM Ladies Open. In 2009 I became Belgian Champion.

After high school I left to further my education in the United States in combination with golf. During the four years I studied at Iowa State University, I helped my team climb up to 11th place in the American ranking. Below is a summary of my results in the US:

  • 12 top-10 finishes
  • Lowest 54-hole score in school history at Onion Creek (212)
  • All Big 12 First Team (2011)
  • First-Team Academic All Big 12 (4 years)
  • NGCA Academic All-Scolar Team (4 years)

In June 2011 I graduated (Cum Laude) with a Bachelor degree in Science, with a major in Business Management.

In July 2011 I became runner-up at the prestigious Ladies British Amateur Open. Since then I have been fully engaged in my golf game driven by coaching of David Petrie with G&CC De Palingbeek as my home base. I am also a part of the 18+ program created by the Vlaamse Vereniging voor Golf (VVG) in preparation for the Olympic Games in 2016.


Amateur Results

August 2011

Runner-up at the prestigious Ladies
British Amateur Open.


June 2009

Belgian Strokeplay Champion


July 2007

Winner at the Dutch
International Junior Open.