All about Joost
How it all begon
Joost mother was a good golfer and she took Joost to the golfcourse. Sports were of high importance in Joost family. First he was a good tennisplayer but because of his mother he discovered golf. He was only 14 years when he held a golfclub for the first time. One year later he played in the Dutch Junior Team and at 16 years he played in the Dutch Team. Frequently he played at European Tour Events and played together with Bernhard Langer and Severiano Ballesteros. He became his Professional Status when he was 19 years old.
More about Joost:
Name: Joost Hage
Birthday: September 3, 1963
Place of residence: Delden Overijssel
Hobbies: All kind of sports, music, reading
1981 : High School Degree
1982 : M.E.A.O. (equivalent to Bachelor Degree in Economics and Administration)
1986-1987 : Courses in Marketing and Management
1977 : Membership Keppelse Golfclub, 9 holes, private course
1978 : Membership Rosendaelsche Golfclub at Arnhem. Debute and player in the Dutch Junior Team. First played
international Golf Tournament
1979-1982 : Debute and player in the National Team. Participated in many national and international tournaments.
Scratch Team Champion of The Netherlands with
Rosendaelsche golf club
1981 : Dutch Champion, Junior Amateurs
1982 : National "Open" Champion, amateurs and professionals
1983 : Golf Professional
Played International Tournaments
* Doug Sanders International Junior Golf Championship 1981, Scotland, 6th position
* Four and/or eightrounds tournaments in Europe
* Boys Championship Italy
* European Championship for Junior and Dutch Team
* World Amateur Championship 1982, Lausanne, Switzerland
Change from amateur to professional
1983-1985: Assistant Golf Professional to Tom O'Mahoney at the Noordwijk Golf Club
Graduation Assistant Golf Professional
1986-1987 National Service with the Navy at Den Helder
Sport Instructor and Golf Professional at the Navy Golf Club
Assistant Golf Professional with Golfclub Broekpolder in Vlaardingen
1988-1992: Head Golf Professional with Golfclub Broekpolder in Vlaardingen.
18 holes Championshipcourse.
11-'92/12-'93: Head Golf Professional Nunspeetse Golf & Country Club.
27 holes Championshipcourse.
01-'93/08-'94 Private Driving range with practice facilities at Driebergen.
09-'94/10-‘98 Since september 1994 Golfprofessional of the Businessclub located at pr Golfcentrum Best.
11-‘98/01-11-'01 Own Golf Institute of the Businessclub located at Golfcentrum
present: De Batouwe.
11-'01/01-01-'03 Manager of Golf at Castle manor Engelenburg te Brummen
01-04-'03 -01-2007: golfprofessional DGCC Assen
01-2007 -.. Golfcourse Sluispolder Alkmaar
Workshops in the U.S.- P.G.A. of America
P.G.A. National Golfclub U.S.A.
- Teaching Workshop.
- Faculty: Craig Shankland, Kent Cayce, Kathy Corbin.
February 22-24, 1989
P.G.A. National Golfclub U.S.A.
- Special Emphasis Teaching workshop.
- Faculty: Bill Strausbaugh Jr., Manuel Dela Torre, Dr. Robert Rotella.
January 18-20, 1992 Walt Disney World/Disney Inn.
- Golf Psychology Playing.
- Faculty: Dr. David Cook, Dr. Dick Coop, Bruce Summerhays, Dick Harman, Wally Armstrong.
January 21-23, 1992 Grand Cypress Orlando
- Faculty: Fred Griffin, Ralph Mann.
Shows in Orlando :
January 1989 P.G.A. Merchandise Show
January 1992 P.G.A. Merchandise Show
January 1996 P.G.A. Merchandise Show
January 1998 P.G.A. Merchandise Show
Activities since 1983
Individual teaching and coaching at Golf Club
Training club competition from sratch to Junior and Senior Teams
Coaching and training young talents for national training, age till fourteen
Special teaching days for Dutch juniors (boys and girls) at Golf clubs in The Netherlands
Charity events in Holland and Belgium
Playing for Dutch professional team in and outside the Netherlands
Organisation of Company/Corporate days since 1991 till present
Adviser for Companies
Masterclass for golfers of all levels
Prepared t.v. program with AVRO Holland "THE WORLD OF GOLF", 8 serials.
Sponsors: Heineken, BMW, Sony, Bullet and Greve shoes.
Writing articles for different Golf Magazines
Golftrickshow around the World, which involves teaching, mental training and having fun with golf!
Presentation at exhibitions
President days for Members of the Board (Captains of Industry)
Incentives for Companies
Author of book "Basic Book of Golf" in Dutch.