Curriculum VitaeGolfer Made of Passion
Childhood & Youth
My father bought a company in 1991 in the heart of East-Berlin after the wall fell. We moved to Berlin and I began playing golf together with my brother Michael at the age of 10. I improved my game in my first few years as a junior to a degree where I was asked to join the German National Team in 1994. One of my highlights during this time was to participate in the Junior Ryder Cup in 1995, where the Continental team ended up winning the competition.
After completing 10th grade at a Gymnasium in Berlin I decided to attend a boarding school on the West coast of Florida, the ” David Leadbetter Junior Academy” for my future golf development. I would spend the next two years at the Academy and earned my High school diploma in 1999. My game and results were impressing the college coaches.
Nagl? Oh yes, I know her. I've heard of her and read about her. Didn't she have a lot of success playing in the US, recently?Ken Carpenter, Golf Week
Arizona State & LPGA
I was named ‘Freshman of the Year’ in Division I while attending Arizona State University and was part of the First All American Team. Besides training with the Sun Devils golf team, my focus in my studies was in “International Business”. After a very successful Freshman Year at ASU I decided to pursue my dream and turned professional in 2001.
I moved back to Sarasota, Florida and began my career on the LPGA Futures Tour. In my second season on the Futures Tour I finished 3rd on the Money list and earned my full playing rights for the 2003 season on the LPGA. As it stands out, I shot a 63 in one of my final rounds on the Futures Tour to win my first professional tournament in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In my first season on the LGPA Tour I was able to card two good finishes. A 10th place at the LPGA Williams Championship and a 11th place at the LPGA Shoprite Classic in Atlantic City.
Instead of earning her stripes on the European tour, she decided to compete in the USA. Successfully. Ranking third at the Futures Tour, the 22-year old won full eligibility for the American LPGA Tour.Solveig Krüger-Hoge, Hamburger Abendblatt
Career & Injury
2005 was a great year for me on Tour. I started in 24 tournaments between the LPGA and LET Tour. Seven of those I played in Europe where I had my best finish; a 2nd place at the Tenerife Spanish Ladies Open. I also finished Top 30 at the Ladies British Open that year. In the end I finished 32nd on the LET Order of Merit and earned my full playing rights for both Tours.
In 2006 I played both Tours, even though I focused most of my attention on the LPGA. I started my season with two highlights. In January I represented Germany with Anja Monke at the Women’s World Cup in South Africa where we finished in 9th place. My best finish to date on the LPGA Tour came at the SBS Championship on the islands of Hawaii where I finished in 5th place. During the same year I had various Top 30 finishes.
At the beginning of 2007 I was involved in a skiing accident while travelling with my family and boyfriend in Europe. I tore some ligaments in my right knee and entered my rehabilitation after undergoing surgery in Vail, Colorado. After recovering from the rehabilitation I participated in a few events towards the end of the season on the LPGA Tour.
In 2008 I returned to the LPGA Tour, but didn’t compete well during the season. I found it diffuclt to come right back after the injury. I lost my Tour card and started to participate in some events on the Ladies European Tour again. I enjoyed spending some time at home in 2009 after separating from my long time boyfriend in the USA.
I returned to Florida to train in 2010 and played two full seasons on the LPGA Futures Tour in 2010/2011. I was able to have multiple top 10 finishes while playing on the LPGA Futures Tour.
Miriam Nagl's tough road to the top – an example for other German athletes.Petra Himmel, golf sport
Birth of My Daughter & Olympic Games 2016
I was excited to be able to live near home and play on the Ladies European Tour again. My best finishes during that season included a 16th place at the Turkish Ladies Open, an 18th place at the Ladies Irish Open, a 20th place at the Prague Ladies Open, 2nd place at the British Open qualifier, 35th at the Ladies Swiss Open and a 34th place at the Ladies Tenerife Open.
During the same year I started dating my boyfriend Jan Pomplun with whom I live at our house on the North side of Berlin. I am close to my family and started to have the desire to have a family of my own.
After having some good results in 2013 which included a Top 10 finish at the South African Ladies Open, a 17th place finish at the Ladies Turkish Open and a 14th place finish at the Deloitte Ladies Open in Amsterdam, I became pregnant in the spring of 2014. I managed to still make the cut at the Ladies German Open 2014 while being 4 months pregnant.
During my pregnancy Miriam had some talks with the Brazilian Golf Federation and decided to commence playing for Brazil in 2015 with the possibility of participating at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, 2016. It would be a dream come to true to participate in the inaugural golf event of the 2016 Olympic Games!
I gave birth to my beautiful daughter Laura Emilia Nagl on January 27th, 2015 and have enjoyed every minute with the new family member. The recovery process has gone well and I started playing again in May of 2015 in order to keep my hopes up to qualify for the Olympic Games. I finished 42nd in my first event back on the Ladies European Tour since pregnancy in Belek, Turkey and am currently holding the spot to play at the Olympic Games for Brazil.