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I played my famous 57 gross at Mossel Bay Golf Club in 2002. In 2003 I started playing professional golf on the Sunshine Tour and after a few wins, I moved onto the European Tour. I had my first European taste of success when I won the Andalucia de Golf Open in March 2010 followed shortly thereafter by The Open Championship win at St Andrews in July 2010. I not only have 14 wins all around the world under my belt, but have also been runner-up in all four majors. My best world ranking was 4th in January 2013 and I have been ranked in the Top 50 players in the world for the past 10 consecutive years which makes me very proud.  

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PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name                       Lodewicus Theodorus Oosthuizen
Born                               19 October 1982 in Mossel Bay, South Africa
Height                            5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight                           170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality                      South African
Residence                      Albertinia, South Africa
                                       Melkhoutfontein, Still Bay, South Africa
                                       West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Spouse                           Nel-Mare (m. 2007)
Children                         Jana (b. 2009), Sophia (b. 2012) and Emma (b.2013)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name: Lodewicus Theodorus Oosthuizen
Born:  19 October 1982 in Mossel Bay, South Africa
Height:  5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:  170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality:  South African
Residence:  Albertinia, South Africa,Melkhoutfontein, Still Bay, South Africa
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Spouse:  Nel-Mare (m. 2007)
Children:  Jana (b. 2009), Sophia (b. 2012) and Emma (b.2013)

Born in a small country village, Louis Oosthuizen came from humble beginnings. From the day Louis was born, his parents instilled in him a Christian worldview and it is his faith that has carried him through life ever since. Louis grew up on a farm in a tennis-playing family, his father and brother both having achieved at provincial level, but it was golf that ultimately won his heart. At the age of nine, Louis decided golf was his future, often spending his time at Mossel Bay Golf Club.

CAREER INFORMATION

EXCELLING AS AN AMATEUR PLAYER ON PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL LEVELS,
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN CAUGHT THE EYE OF ERNIE ELS, WHO, FROM 2000 to 2002,
SUPPORTED LOUIS’ EARLY CAREER THROUGH THE ERNIE ELS & FANCOURT
FOUNDATION.

It was during his amateur career, on 12 December 2002, that Louis shot a round of 57 (15 under par) on the Mossel Bay Golf Club course. This would be a pivotal moment for the rest of his career. Between 2000 and 2002, Louis won several amateur titles,including The World Junior Championship in Jamaica.

In 2002, after a successful amateur career, Louis turned professional at the age of nineteen. His first professional achievement was in 2004, when he won the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Arabella. In that year, he also became a member of the European Tour.

2007 was a particularly good year on the Southern Africa PGA tour, with Louis winning the Dimension Data Pro-Am, the Telkom PGA hampionship (which he also won the following year, in 2008) and the Platinum Classic.

In 2009, following seven successful years on the professional circuit, Louis started the Louis 57 brand in South Africa. The name is in honour of his achievement nine years before on the Mossel Bay Golf course. Louis, inspired by the help he received from the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation, and his subsequent successes in major championships worldwide, decided to create his own brand, which would include sponsorship, welfare and entrepreneurial ventures.

2010 was the defining year for Louis. In March, he won his first European Tour event, the Open de Andalucia de Golf. His greatest achievement to date, though, was in July, winning The Open Championship at St Andrews by seven strokes.

In 2011, Louis brought his success home to the continent of his birth by winning the Africa Open.

2012 was a busy year in which Louis once again secured the Africa Open title and won the Maybank Malaysian Open. He also made history by scoring the first Double Eagle on the second hole at Augusta, the first in the history of the Masters championship. As a culmination of his success in 2012, Louis made it – for the first time in his career – into the Official World Golf Ranking Top 10.

Louis kicked off 2013 with a win by one stroke at the Volvo Golf Championship and he successfully defended his title at the Volvo Golf Championship in 2014, repeating history and again winning by one stroke.

I played my famous 57 gross at Mossel Bay Golf Club in 2002. In 2003 I started playing professional golf on the Sunshine Tour and after a few wins, I moved onto the European Tour. I had my first European taste of success when I won the Andalucia de Golf Open in March 2010 followed shortly thereafter by The Open Championship win at St Andrews in July 2010. I not only have 14 wins all around the world under my belt, but have also been runner-up in all four majors. My best world ranking was 4th in January 2013 and I have been ranked in the Top 50 players in the world for the past 10 consecutive years which makes me very proud.  
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2016 started off well, with Louis notching up his eighth title at the ISPS HANDA Perth International.

On 13 August 2017, Oosthuizen finished joint runner-up at the PGA Championship, finishing a career “second-place” Grand Slam. Recently Louis finished tied 2nd at the US PGA – this concluded Louis’ runner-up position in all 4 Majors.

On 9 December 2018, Oosthuizen won the South African Open. Louis is currently ranked 22nd in the world rankings.

Started very well with a top 5 finish in Dubai.  Was another successful year with one second place finish and plenty of top 5 and 10 finishes. Made 16 cuts from 19 starts on the USPGA Tour. Lost in the quarter finals of the Dell Technologies Match Play Championships, a WGC event. Qualified for the Fedex Cup playoffs, eventually finishing 21st in the final Tour Championship. Played in the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia, finishing unbeaten for the week.

Started well with a third place finish at the WGC HSBC Champions in China after shooting 4 scores in the 6-‘s. Followed this up with a second place finish in the South African Open where I also made a hole-in-one in the final round. The following week I finished 5th in Abu Dhabi and then23rd in Dubai before starting my US PGA schedule again. 

I played my famous 57 gross at Mossel Bay Golf Club in 2002. In 2003 I started playing professional golf on the Sunshine Tour and after a few wins, I moved onto the European Tour. I had my first European taste of success when I won the Andalucia de Golf Open in March 2010 followed shortly thereafter by The Open Championship win at St Andrews in July 2010. I not only have 14 wins all around the world under my belt, but have also been runner-up in all four majors. My best world ranking was 4th in January 2013 and I have been ranked in the Top 50 players in the world for the past 10 consecutive years which makes me very proud.  

Read more

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name                       Lodewicus Theodorus Oosthuizen
Born                               19 October 1982 in Mossel Bay, South Africa
Height                            5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight                           170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality                      South African
Residence                      Albertinia, South Africa
                                       Melkhoutfontein, Still Bay, South Africa
                                       West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Spouse                           Nel-Mare (m. 2007)
Children                         Jana (b. 2009), Sophia (b. 2012) and Emma (b.2013)

PERSONAL INFORMATION

Full Name: Lodewicus Theodorus Oosthuizen
Born:  19 October 1982 in Mossel Bay, South Africa
Height:  5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight:  170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Nationality:  South African
Residence:  Albertinia, South Africa,Melkhoutfontein, Still Bay, South Africa
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Spouse:  Nel-Mare (m. 2007)
Children:  Jana (b. 2009), Sophia (b. 2012) and Emma (b.2013)

Born in a small country village, Louis Oosthuizen came from humble beginnings. From the day Louis was born, his parents instilled in him a Christian worldview and it is his faith that has carried him through life ever since. Louis grew up on a farm in a tennis-playing family, his father and brother both having achieved at provincial level, but it was golf that ultimately won his heart. At the age of nine, Louis decided golf was his future, often spending his time at Mossel Bay Golf Club.

CAREER INFORMATION

EXCELLING AS AN AMATEUR PLAYER ON PROVINCIAL AND NATIONAL LEVELS,
LOUIS OOSTHUIZEN CAUGHT THE EYE OF ERNIE ELS, WHO, FROM 2000 to 2002,
SUPPORTED LOUIS’ EARLY CAREER THROUGH THE ERNIE ELS & FANCOURT
FOUNDATION.

It was during his amateur career, on 12 December 2002, that Louis shot a round of 57 (15 under par) on the Mossel Bay Golf Club course. This would be a pivotal moment for the rest of his career. Between 2000 and 2002, Louis won several amateur titles,including The World Junior Championship in Jamaica.

In 2002, after a successful amateur career, Louis turned professional at the age of nineteen. His first professional achievement was in 2004, when he won the Vodacom Origins of Golf at Arabella. In that year, he also became a member of the European Tour.

2007 was a particularly good year on the Southern Africa PGA tour, with Louis winning the Dimension Data Pro-Am, the Telkom PGA hampionship (which he also won the following year, in 2008) and the Platinum Classic.

In 2009, following seven successful years on the professional circuit, Louis started the Louis 57 brand in South Africa. The name is in honour of his achievement nine years before on the Mossel Bay Golf course. Louis, inspired by the help he received from the Ernie Els and Fancourt Foundation, and his subsequent successes in major championships worldwide, decided to create his own brand, which would include sponsorship, welfare and entrepreneurial ventures.

2010 was the defining year for Louis. In March, he won his first European Tour event, the Open de Andalucia de Golf. His greatest achievement to date, though, was in July, winning The Open Championship at St Andrews by seven strokes.

In 2011, Louis brought his success home to the continent of his birth by winning the Africa Open.

2012 was a busy year in which Louis once again secured the Africa Open title and won the Maybank Malaysian Open. He also made history by scoring the first Double Eagle on the second hole at Augusta, the first in the history of the Masters championship. As a culmination of his success in 2012, Louis made it – for the first time in his career – into the Official World Golf Ranking Top 10.

Louis kicked off 2013 with a win by one stroke at the Volvo Golf Championship and he successfully defended his title at the Volvo Golf Championship in 2014, repeating history and again winning by one stroke.

I played my famous 57 gross at Mossel Bay Golf Club in 2002. In 2003 I started playing professional golf on the Sunshine Tour and after a few wins, I moved onto the European Tour. I had my first European taste of success when I won the Andalucia de Golf Open in March 2010 followed shortly thereafter by The Open Championship win at St Andrews in July 2010. I not only have 14 wins all around the world under my belt, but have also been runner-up in all four majors. My best world ranking was 4th in January 2013 and I have been ranked in the Top 50 players in the world for the past 10 consecutive years which makes me very proud.  
Read more

2016 started off well, with Louis notching up his eighth title at the ISPS HANDA Perth International.

On 13 August 2017, Oosthuizen finished joint runner-up at the PGA Championship, finishing a career “second-place” Grand Slam. Recently Louis finished tied 2nd at the US PGA – this concluded Louis’ runner-up position in all 4 Majors.

On 9 December 2018, Oosthuizen won the South African Open. Louis is currently ranked 22nd in the world rankings.

Started very well with a top 5 finish in Dubai.  Was another successful year with one second place finish and plenty of top 5 and 10 finishes. Made 16 cuts from 19 starts on the USPGA Tour. Lost in the quarter finals of the Dell Technologies Match Play Championships, a WGC event. Qualified for the Fedex Cup playoffs, eventually finishing 21st in the final Tour Championship. Played in the Presidents Cup in Melbourne, Australia, finishing unbeaten for the week.

Started well with a third place finish at the WGC HSBC Champions in China after shooting 4 scores in the 6-‘s. Followed this up with a second place finish in the South African Open where I also made a hole-in-one in the final round. The following week I finished 5th in Abu Dhabi and then23rd in Dubai before starting my US PGA schedule again. 

MY 57

“ I was a multi-sport athlete in school and my whole family loved playing tennis. It was however my brother who introduced me to golf and I instantly loved the game.  I spent many hours practicing and playing in tournaments from an early age. I was very determined to make something out of my sporting gifts and knew I had to work hard to be successful. In 2002, as an amateur, I played a round of 57 (15 under par) on the Mossel Bay Golf Course which confirmed my belief that I could be a successful professional golfer. That momentous achievement inspired me to become a professional golfer. When I started my brand in 2009, I knew the name should include that very special 57.”

Since then, my LOUIS57 brand hasn’t stopped growing and now includes:

LOUIS57 Foundation (2009)

LOUIS57 Junior Golf Academy (2009)

Ipapa 57 Feeding Program

Kids with Cancer

Leolan Academy – School for kids with special needs

LOUIS57 Wines (2009)

Route57 Restaurant (2012)

LOUIS57 Golf & Travel (2015)

Louis57 Online (2016)

MATKO57 Golf Course Design (2016)

LOUIS57 Beer – Green Tractor Lager (2017)
LOUIS57 Beer – Blue Plough Pilsner, Amber Axe Ale & Red Spade Stout (2018)

Magic Gin (2019)

57 Craft Brandy (2019)

MY 57

“ I was a multi-sport athlete in school and my whole family loved playing tennis. It was however my brother who introduced me to golf and I instantly loved the game.  I spent many hours practicing and playing in tournaments from an early age. I was very determined to make something out of my sporting gifts and knew I had to work hard to be successful. In 2002, as an amateur, I played a round of 57 (15 under par) on the Mossel Bay Golf Course which confirmed my belief that I could be a successful professional golfer. That momentous achievement inspired me to become a professional golfer. When I started my brand in 2009, I knew the name should include that very special 57.”

Since then, my LOUIS57 brand hasn’t stopped growing and now includes:

LOUIS57 Foundation (2009)

LOUIS57 Junior Golf Academy (2009)

Ipapa 57 Feeding Program

Kids with Cancer

Leolan Academy – School for kids with special needs

LOUIS57 Wines (2009)

Route57 Restaurant (2012)

LOUIS57 Golf & Travel (2015)

Louis57 Online (2016)

MATKO57 Golf Course Design (2016)

LOUIS57 Beer – Green Tractor Lager (2017)
LOUIS57 Beer – Blue Plough Pilsner, Amber Axe Ale & Red Spade Stout (2018)

Magic Gin (2019)

57 Craft Brandy (2019)

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