I first took up the game of golf when I was 11 years old. I followed my dad and my sister to Kilkeel Golf Club, where I first became a member. I caddied for my dad during his local Saturday competitions. I was sure of one thing from an early age, I would rather be playing golf than caddying. From watching good men play golf, it inspired me to practice so one day I could compete with them. At this stage I wasn’t aware of the ability I had, and that not only would I be competing with the men at home, I would be on the world stage.
I went to Primary school at St. Josephs in Ballymartin, Co.Down (1992-1999
At the age of 11 I stared Shimna integrated College in the town of Newcastle, where the infamous Royal County Down Golf Club is located.
At the age of 14 I moved secondary school to St. Louis Grammar School in Kilkeel, Co.Down, where I finished my high school studies in 2006.
In 2006 I took up a golf Scholarship at Texas A&M University in America. I studied and played golf for 2 years before returning to Ireland.
In the autumn of 2008 I enrolled at the National University of Ireland at Maynooth, Co. Kildare. I studied Business and Management, and graduated August 2011 with a 2.1 honors degree.
- Name: Danielle Mary McVeigh
- Born: 14th September 1987
- Residence: Ireland
- Height: 6ft
- Weight: 70kg
- Parents: Thomas & Lucy
- Brothers & Sisters: Shanuna, Kelly, Sinead, Danielle (me), Corrin, Ryan
I first Played for Ireland at the age of 15, in the European Young Masters in Augsberg, Germany. I got to meet Bernhard Langer as this was his home club.
I represented Ireland at all levels, junior and Senior. I played in 5 Senior European Team Championships (2007-2011) , and the Espirito Santo World Championship in 2010.
My greatest golfing memory was winning the World Student Games Title in Bangkok, Thailand in 2007.
I have had 2 holes in 1, One during a practice round, and my first in competition was at the Ladies Irish Open in Portmarnock in 2009.
I turned Professional on August 1st 2011, with a handicap of +3.