"I have trained very hard. There is no reason to fail..."
Anastasia Kuzmina - 3-times Olympic Champion in biathlon
My name is Bernard Veres and my aspiration is to become a professional golfer.
I began playing golf during a family holiday in Windischgarsten in Austria in 2011. There I participated in the free trial golf lessons for children. I was 7 years old and golf impressed me very much. Actually, no one from my family played golf at that time.
Soon after, I started to train regularly and participated in my first child golf tournaments. I found out that golf is the best sport for me especially because of the special atmosphere of tournament competitions. I love a competition.
My whole family has supported me as much as possible since the start. My father has learned how to play golf to be able to help me on my way. In 2017, we moved to Austria in order to train at a great golf course close to our home.
I continued to compete in junior tournaments both in Slovakia and in Austria. In 2017, I was awarded "Golfer of the Year" in Slovakia in my category. I started to play junior tournaments also abroad in Slovenia, France, Czech Republic, Scotland, Finland and Croatia.
Actually, I was not a child golf superstar. I did not win big international tournaments as a junior. Moreover, my parents do not have money to buy me everything.
Despite all of this, I love golf very much. I have big dreams in professional golf. To get them to really come true, I have to reach several intermediate goals. My first big goal is to play The Open as an amateur golfer.
- Date of birth: 05.12.2003
- Place of birth: Bratislava (Slovak Republic)
- Nationality: Slovak Republic
- Residence: Marchegg (Austria)
- Height: 184 cm
- Weight: 80 kg
- Parents: Jana, Robert
- Sister: Margareta
- High School: BHAK Gänserndorf (Austria)
- Languages: Slovak, German, English, Spanish, Russian
- Other Hobbies: Piano, Sport, Fishing
- Favorite Meal: Wiener Schnitzel
- Role Model in Sport: Anastasia Kuzmina
- Role Model in Golf: Seve Ballesteros
- Favorite Clubs: Lob-Wedge, Putter
- Favorite Shot: Flop-shot
- Domestic Golf Course: GC Schönfeld (Austria)
- Favorite Golf Course: Colony Club Gutenhof - West