Richard Saunders

July 22, 2005


About Athlete

My Name is Richard, I am 17 years old and I am a golfer from Germany, holding both British and German nationality. I am determined to develop my golf further in order to play golf on the PGA Tour. My goal with College golf is to combine my education with Golf in order to play against the best players in the world. I am very much a team player and always contribute positively to a group performance.




- Kölner Golf Club Mens Team (Since 2021) (3rd Division Team)

- State of Nordrhein-Westfalen Junior Team (Since 2017)

Tournament Place R1 R2 R3 R4 Course Par/Distance
Junior Golf Masters 12th 80 82 81 N/A Golf Club Niep Par 75/ 6677Meters
State Championships 12th 79 74 N/A N/A Haan-Düsseltal Par 72 / 6048 Meters
German Team Champs Qualification Team: 3rd / Single: 1st 65 (-6) N/A N/A N/A Bonn-Godesberg Par 71/ 5662 Meters
State Championships 26th 85 83 N/A N/A Golf Club Leverkusen Par 73 / 6358 Meters
Junior Golf Masters 12th 80 87 76 N/A Castrop-Rauxel Par 72 / 6213 Meters
German Championship Qualification 26th 75 84 76 N/A Teutoburger Wald Par 72 / 6371 Meters
German Junior Golf Tour FRAMAS Open 13th 74 66 73 72 Erster Golf Club Westpfalz Par 71 / 5715 Meters
Willy Schniewind (Team) 77 N/A N/A N/A Burg Zievel Par 72 / 6490 Meters
Club Championship 4th 66 (Par 63-3627 Meters) 76 (Par 72 - 6018 Meters) N/A N/A Kölner Golf Club
German Championship U18 27th 71 74 76 N/A Lübek-Travemünder Par 73 / 6164 Meters
Tournament Place R1 R2 R3 R4 Course
State Championship U16 18th 76 83 N/A N/A GC Hösel Par 71 / 5882 Meters
German Championship U16 Qualification 78 79 76 N/A GC Rhein-Wied Par 72 / 5629 Meters
German Junior Golf Tour Lüdersburg Open 4th 69 70 73 77 Schloss Lüdersburg Par 72 / 6514 Meters
U16 Team Championship Qualification Team: 3rd 79 N/A N/A N/A GC Nordkirchen Par 71 / 5828 Meters
Möbel Hesse Int. 9th 78 80 73 N/A GC Hannover Par 72 / 6041 Meters
U16 Regional Team Finals Team: 3rd 79 N/A N/A N/A Wasserburg Anholt Par 72 / 6041 Meters
Club Championships 2nd 63 (Par 63 - 3627 Meters 74 (Par 72 - 6018 Meters N/A N/A Kölner Golf Club

Club Distances (Total) (Meters)

Driver – 270 (295 Yards)

3 Wood – 260 (284 Yards)

2 Iron - 230 (251 Yards)

4 Iron – 200 (218 Yards)

5 Iron – 190 (208 Yards)

6 Iron – 180 (197 Yards)

7 Iron – 170 (186 Yards)

8 Iron – 160 (175 Yards)

9 Iron – 150 (164 Yards)

PW – 135 (148 Yards)

52 – 120 (131 Yards)

56 – 100 (109 Yards)

Additional sporting info

I play for the State of Nordrhein-Westphalen Golf Team as well as the Mens Team in the Kölner Golf Club.
EGR ranking: 1520 / DGV (Deutscher Golf Verband) Ranking: 30 (in June 2023)
I have also been selected for the Top Golf Squad (Spitzenkader) in the state of Nordrhein-Westphalen. This is a group of the best Junior players in the state, which is fully funded by the state. We train and practice together for 6 hours every Saturday as well as 2-4 hours within the week. As well as golf instruction by the top trainers in the area, we also get time and advice from Nutritionists, Physios, Mental Coaches and fitness coaches.

Personal Best

I currently hold the course record with 65 in Bonn-Godesberg (-6 Par) (Previous record was -3)

2nd place in the State competition in May 2023 with -2 after 2 days

What makes you different?

I always give 100% in everything I get involved with. I set high goals for myself and I will do anything possible to achieve these goals. I enjoy monitoring my progress and the process of getting better and my motivation thrives off of this. I have a good sense of humour and enjoy socialising. Over the years I have learnt to be patient on and off the golf course which has made me a better player. When I was younger, I used to play Football and Tennis, but I soon found out that Golf was my passion.

Why do you want to compete in college?

I want to play with and against the best players in the world and would like to support the team by winning Championships. I feel that being around high quality players and great coaching staff will enable me to reach my potential and achieve my goals.

College Goals?

I would love to grow as a person, improve my communication skills, as well as become a better person. I am looking forward to getting to know a new culture as well as create a stable foundation for my future by collecting as much experience as possible. This has been a dream of mine ever since I found out about College Golf. I think this is the right step to make to challenge myself and collect more experience.

Anything else we should know?

I love being around people, I enjoy listening to music because it helps me focus on my goals as well as relaxing me in stressful situations. I love traveling and discover new parts of the world as well as trying new foods.



St.Georges School Cologne


Private English International school in Cologne, Germany. I have been at St. Georges School for the past 11 years. I have successfully passed 8 IGCSE’s and I am now currently studying for an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program.