Latest news about the Olympic participation of the best Dutch golfer •

Anne Van Damme is the first woman to play golf for the Netherlands at the Olympics. She will compete in the Olympic golf tournament at Kasumigaseki Country Club in Kawagoe from August 4-7. This is an achievement that the Royal Netherlands Golf Federation (NGF) is very proud of. In 2016, Joost Luiten was the first male golfer to compete in the Olympic Games in Rio.

Just before we left for Tokyo, we spoke to Anne van Damme in Schiphol:

Monday August 2

Anne explored the track at Kasumigaseki Country Club with coach and pack Martin Lafeber today and also worked on some challenging courses in the training area. “Tired but satisfied,” Lafeber said after the session.

Hear here an interview with national team coach Martin Lafeber, who will also serve as Anne’s boxer in Tokyo.

Today, the dates for the first round were announced. Ann will be leaving early on Wednesday, August 4th, just after 7:30 local time. This means that we can stay in Holland, because in Holland it was 00.41 when the first Dutch female golfer starts her Olympic Games. Start times can be found here.

Anne Van Damme has already put the bag on the first tee. This is where it will happen, Wednesday from 07:41 local time.

Anne Van Dam in training in Tokyo

Anne Van Damme’s arrival on the command field was expected today…

Sunday August 1


Under the banner of #ZeSlaatVanHierTotTokio, NGF and GOLF.NL are launching a mini campaign around Anne’s Olympic adventure, which can be followed via GOLF.NL. More about Anne van Dam and the Olympic Games can be found here. Golf fans can also join the campaign using the hashtag mentioned above, to support Anne in Tokyo. Additionally, Anne’s GIFs are available on Instagram for use when creating Stories.

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