For the non-golfer, who are you and what do you do?
My name is Pasqualle Coffa (27), and I transitioned from an amateur to a professional golfer five years ago. Hailing from Heusden, I travel the world to pursue my passion for golf. Equestrianism used to be my great love, but I started golfing at the age of 16.
From the age of 5 to 16, you were always into horse riding. What triggered you to start golfing?
After a heart attack, my father, an air traffic controller, chose golf for relaxation. During a vacation in Portugal, we played together on the golf course and had a lot of fun during our matches. Coach Pedro, with whom I had morning lessons, noticed my talent. That marked the beginning of my golfing adventure.
What advice do you have for the beginner golfer?
Enjoyment is paramount. Play as much as possible with others, share tips, and collaborate to improve. I always gain energy when I can give someone a tip, and vice versa – that's how you make each other better. Invest time if you truly want to make progress.