13 Things You Didn't Know About Thomas Detry

Get to know the Belgian professional golfer with this list of facts.

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Get to know the Belgian professional golfer with this list of facts.

13 Things You Didn't Know About Thomas Detry

A player still looking for his first victory on the European Tour, Thomas Detry has still seen a lot of success as a golfer in his life so far.

Below we get to know him a little better with these 13 facts.

13 Things You Didn't Know About Thomas Detry

1. Detry was born on January 13th 1993. His birthplace was Uccle, Belgium.

2. He started playing golf when he was 5, but also played tennis and hockey. He started competing in international golf tournaments when he was 13 years old.

3. He studied at the Topsportschool Vlaanderen in Hasselt until 2012. These kinds of schools allow pupils to combine their secondary education with intensive education and training in a specific sport.

4. In 2009, when he was 16 years old, Detry won the Dutch Junior Open, a competition for young golfers aged under 21.

5. Detry was selected for the Junior Ryder Cup team in 2010 which lost to a USA team that included Jordan Spieth and Justin Thomas.

Related: Thomas Detry What's In The Bag?

6. Following fellow golfer and good friend Thomas Pieters, Detry studied Business Management at the University of Illinois from 2012 to 2016.

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7. He was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2013 and the Big Ten Golfer of the Year in 2015. After winning the 2016 Big Ten Championship, he was ranked among the ten top amateur golfers in the world by World Amateur Golf Ranking.

8. Detry turned professional after graduating in 2016.

9. He competed in the Challenge Tour in 2016 and quickly found success winning the Bridgestone Challenge during the same year.

He opened up with a 60 and then shot 67-69-63 for a 29 under total and a 12 shot win over Thriston Lawrence. With this win, he equaled the record for the lowest under-par finish ever on the Challenge Tour (29 under par, set in 2003 by Ivo Giner), and set a new record for the win by the widest margin ever on the Challenge Tour.

10. He is yet to win on the European Tour but did win the 2018 World Cup of Golf playing alongside Pieters.

11. Detry is a Callaway staff player and also has an apparel partnership with BOSS. Other sponsors include Rolex, G/FORE, Delen Private Bank and Mannes.

12. His team is made up of Michael Burrow (caddie), Jerome Theunis (swing and short game coach) and Michael Vanmeerbeeck (swing coach).

He also has two strength and conditioning coaches called Fabien Lefaucheux and Richard Vanmeerbeeck.

13. He is attached to the Royal Golf Club of Belgium.

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Sam Tremlett
Senior Staff Writer

A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

Sam now spends most of his time testing and looking after golf gear content for the website, whilst he is also responsible for all content related to golf apparel. 

He also oversees all Tour player content as well so if you need to know what clubs Tiger or Rory has in play, Sam is the person to ask. 

Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22