sebastian heisele

  • Born on August 8th, 1988 in Heemstede, Netherlands.
  • German Citizen.
  • Grew up in Dubai, UAE.
  • Attended Emirates International School before moving to Floridas Bradenton Preparatory School. 
  • Graduated the University of Colorado – Boulder with a Bachelor degree in Environmental Design – Architecture
  • Hobbies include Hiking, Skiing and following his beloved FC Bayern Munich Football Club.
  • Current residence Munich, Germany

Career Path

Early Days

  • First introduced to Golf at the age of 8 while growing up in Dubai, UAE.
  • Became the youngest ever Club Champion (Emirates Golf Club, Dubai in the UAE at age 15. 
  • Attained a Scratch Handicap in the same year. 
  • Followed an invitation to join the David Leadbetter Academy in Florida, USA in 2005 to hone his golf skills. 
  • Joined to the University of Colorado – Boulder to continue his higher studies and join the University Golf Team. Graduated with a Bachelor in Architecture at the end of 2011.

 

ProGolf Tour

  • Got his first taste of Professional Golf in the Summer of 2010 which was highlighted by a sixth place finish at the Fürst Fugger Privatbank.
  • Became only the second amateur, joining Martin Kaymer, to win a Pro Golf Tour event as an Amateur the following Summer.
  • Following his second successful spell as an Amateur on the Pro Golf Tour in 2011, Sebastian decided to join the Pro Ranks in January 2012. 
  • Sebastian graduated to the Challenge Tour in 2014 following Wins at the Dar Es Salam Open in Morocco and Gut Bissenmoor Classic in Germany while finishing 11 of 13 Events in the Top 10.

 

Challenge Tour

  • Following a difficult transition year to Europe’s second tier, Sebastian would finish 74th in the Road to Oman in his first outing.
  • Attained Asian Tour status early 2016 by virtue of finishing 4th at the Asian Tour Qualifying School.
  • After a hot start to the 2016 Challenge Tour campaign, Sebastian honourably elected to forgo his Asian Tour status and focus on graduating to the European Tour.
  • Following three Top10 finishes and a Final Road to Oman Rank 28th in 2016, Sebastian wound up eventually graduating to the European Tour in November 2016 via the European Tour Qualifying School.  
  • Returned to the Challenge Tour in each of his 2017 and 2018 European Tour Seasons. Highlighted by a Road to Oman Rank 16. in 2017, one Position out of Graduation, while only playing 12 Tournaments. 
  • After a poor 2018 European Tour Campaign, Sebastian committed to playing a full Challenge Tour season in 2019 and wound up winning his first Challenge Tour Tournament at the Open de Bretagne. A final Road to Mallorca Rank 4. meant Sebastian was back to the European Tour for 2020. 

 

European Tour Qualifying School

  • Having narrowly missing out on his dream of becoming a European Tour Member via the Challenge Tour, Sebastian would grab a European Tour Card with a final round 67 at the 2016 European Tour Qualifying School at PGA Catalunya Stadium Course. 
  • Sebastian again needed last minute heroics to retain his European Tour Card for 2018 after missing out on keeping his European Tour Card via both the European Tour and Challenge Tour Rankings in 2017. A final round 66 at the Lumine Golf Club Lakes saw him keep his playing rights for another year. 

 

European Tour

  • A further difficult transition to Europeans Elite Level saw Sebastian struggle for consistency throughout his Rookie year on the European Tour. While only making half the Cuts in 2017, a respectable 3rd place finish at the 2017 KLM Open proved glory was not far at the highest European level. 
  • Although an 8th place finish at the Qatar Masters seemed promising for the 2018 campaign, the year wound up being one to forget while Sebastian was trying to fight swing changed in search for consistency, perfection and success. 
  • 2020 looks to be the most promising Season yet. Under new tutelage, Sebastian is set to enter the year with the highest World Ranking yet and is poised to fulfil an Olympic dream in Tokyo.