Joost Luiten Wife, Net Worth, Career Earnings, WITB, Caddie, Parents, Family, OWGR, Child

Joost Luiten Biography – Joost Luiten Wiki

Joost Luiten is a Dutch professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. He has won six tournaments on the European Tour: Iskandar Johor Open in 2011, Lyoness Open in 2013, KLM Open in 2013, ISP Handa Wales Open in 2014, KLM Open again in 2016 and NBO Oman Open in 2018.

He has triumphed on two separate occasions at the KLM Open, making him the first Dutch player to win his national Open twice since it joined the European Tour in 1972.

Joost started golf at the age of 9 when his uncle Wim took him to the driving range of Golf Centrum Rotterdam. He won the Spanish Amateur and the German Amateur and played against golfers like Martin Kaymer and Rory McIlroy. In 2006, he won the world title with the Dutch amateur team.

Joost announced at a press conference at the end of 2006 that he was turning professional. He earned rave reviews during his rookie professional season which included two victories on the Challenge Tour in his first six events in 2007.

He notched two wins in the 2013 season en route to a career-best 11th-place finish in the Race to Dubai Rankings presented by Rolex.

Joost Luiten Age

He was born Willibrordus Adrianus Maria Luiten on 7 January 1986 in Bleiswijk, Netherlands.

Joost Luiten Wife

Joost Luiten is married to his wife Melanie-Jane Lancaster. They got married in August 2023. The golfer shared a video of their wedding, writing, “Mr & Mrs Luiten. What a special day.”

In June 2023, Joost Luiten and his wife Melanie Jane Lancaster announced they were expecting their first child together in December 2023.

Joost Luiten Parents

Joost is the son of Nel and Nico. “My parents have done a lot for me. They used to drive me to all the golf tournaments. They were there everywhere and always and supported me in times when things weren’t going well,” Joost said. “My parents are proud of me, but they also keep me grounded. Staying sober when things are going well, I definitely got that from my mom and dad. They really enjoy my successes, which is nice to see. And of course they regularly come to watch the tournaments.”

Joost Luiten Family

Joost is the youngest of four brothers, Dennis, Sander and Nico. His parents Nel and Nico set up a garden center in Bleiswijk, where 2 of his 3 brothers, Sander and Dennis, are in charge of the day-to-day management. Nico, his other brother, lives and works in Spain.

“As a child, I had to compete against Dennis, Sander and Nico,” Joost said. “That undoubtedly shaped me. We hung out together a lot. I always wanted to win in games and sports. If you want to beat three older brothers, you have to go to extremes. I also have that attitude as a top athlete, going to the extreme to win and reach the top.”

Joost Luiten Net Worth

Joost Luiten’s net worth is estimated to be €10 million. He has a multi-million sponsorship deal with Daikin Netherlands, Audi Netherlands, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Titleist and Duca del Cosma.

Joost Luiten Career Earnings

Joost Luiten has earned €13,103,475.93 in career earnings on the European Tour. He earned €296,195.06 in 2022, €327,263.12 in 2021, €307,008.42 in 2020, €1,320,307.96 in 2019, €685,676.07 in 2018 and €1,057,090.55 in 2017. Additionaly, Luiten earned €1,596,859.01 in 2016, €754,575.98 in 2015, €1,839,896.29 in 2014, €1,411,909.63 in 2013 and €687,197.32 in 2012. Joost Luiten’s career earnings also include €976,539.68 earned in 2011, €905,043.79 in 2010, €20,900.00 in 2009, €171,279.01 in 2008 and €198,147.67 in 2007.

On the PGA Tour, Luiten has earned $725,477 in career earnings.

Joost Luiten WITB

According to his website, these are the clubs Joost usually has in the bag. “Of course, only fourteen clubs are allowed in the bag. Very occasionally I do switch, add a 2-iron or a rescue and another club goes out,” he said.

Joost Luiten in the bag (WITB):

Putter: Bettinardi, 34″
Driver: Taylor Made Sim, 9.5 degrees loft, Diamana S Plus 60 shaft
3-wood: Taylor Made Sim, 13.5 degrees loft, Adila x 75grams
Irons: 3 through 9: Titleist 716, x100dynamic gold
Wedges: Vokey SM8, 46, 50, 54 and 60 degrees loft

Joost Luiten Caddie

European Tour star Joost Luiten employs the services of caddie Jannie Basson.


He stands at a height of 1.78 m (5′ 10″).


Joost Luiten’s Instagram is @joostluitenofficial.