7 Things You Didn't Know About Adrian Meronk

Get to know the Polish professional golfer a little better with these seven facts.

7 Things You Didn't Know About Adrian Meronk
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7 Things You Didn't Know About Adrian Meronk

1. Meronk was born in Hamburg, Germany on the 31st May, 1993. The family would move back to Poland when Meronk was two years old.

2. Meronk got the golfing bug from his father.

3. He attended East Tennessee State University from 2012 to 2016. Whilst there he played college golf and did a business finance degree.

In a Golf Monthly exclusive Meronk said;

“I played a couple of tournaments with Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, Thomas Pieters and Matthias Schwab. A lot of these players were my age and we competed against each other in college tournaments and in Palmer Cups. It was the key to being better at golf. We competed against the best players in the nation. That was a learning experience and good preparation for tour life.”

4. He represented Poland in the Eisenhower Trophy in 2012, 2014, 2016. In 2016 Poland finished 8th with Meronk tied for 3rd place as an individual. He also played for Europe in the Arnold Palmer Cup in 2015 and 2016, being part of the winning team in 2016

5. In September 2019 Meronk became the first Polish player to win a DP World Tour-operated event. That victory came at the 57° Open de Portugal by two strokes from Sebastian Garcia Rodriguez. It also helped secure a top-15 finish on the Challenge Tour’s Road to Mallorca.

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6. He then became the first Polish golfer to earn his DP World Tour card. He is also the first Polish golfer to compete at The Masters. Poland are one of 40 countries outside of the United States to have at least one player compete in the Masters.

7. Meronk has a friendship with former Polish footballer Jerzy Dudek. Meronk told Golf Monthly; “He’s a nice guy, I like playing with him. He’s a very good golfer, very passionate. He plays all the time. Everyone knows him back home.”

Sam Tremlett
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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