Gillian STEWART



Date of Birth -

Place of Birth - Inverness, Scotland

Turned Pro - 1985

Website - www.gillianstewart.com


Born and raised in Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland, Gillian splits her

 time between her family home, which is still in the city, and her Tour base

 in Surrey. A very Scottish girl, she is immensely proud of her heritage and is

 never happier than when she is at home in her beloved Highlands.

Educated at Inverness Royal Academy and then Edinburgh University (Bsc

 Business Studies), she subsequently gained her PGA qualification in 1989.

She turned professional in 1985 having first assembled a spectacular

 amateur record. After winning her first tournament played as a

 professional - the Ford Ladies Classic, she went on to carve out a splendid

 career as a Tournament Professional playing the European Tour full time

 until 2000.

 On the Professional Golf Tour Gillian has often been dubbed by the press

 as "the professional's professional". Dedication and attention to detail in

 the pursuit of excellence are her trademarks, the very same qualities

 which make her such an outstanding teacher. She is a clear thinking

 individual who thrives under pressure and is passionate about the game

 of golf and its traditions.

She is a member of both the Ladies European Tour and the Professional

 Golfers' Association. In 2004 she qualified as a Master NLP (Neuro Linguistic

 Programming) Sports Practitioner. Most significantly, she was honoured in

 February of 2006 by the Professional Golfers' Association with an elevation

 in membership status to that of 'Advanced Fellow of the PGA' In

 November 2010 she became a certified Karl Morris Mind Factor Coach.

She is an excellent golf coach who has the rare ability to share her

 enthusiasm for the game with her clients. Her years of playing on the

 Women's Tour have given her a unique background into teaching the

 game and has made her approach to it far more holistic than that of

 conventional teachers. With her delightful sense of humour she makes

the task of learning, what some would say was a difficult game, easy and

 an absolute pleasure. She is much sought after as a golf consultant and

 general spokesperson for her industry. Recent media work includes

 commentary for BBC Radio Five Live, and for the last few years she has

 been a regular with BBC Radio Scotland's on-course commentary team

 covering the Open Championship and the Barclays Scottish Open.


ACHIEVEMENTS


Curtis Cup 1980, 1982


1975  Scottish Under -19 Stroke Play Champion

   1976  British Girls Champion  

1979  Scottish Women's Champion

1981  Helen Holm Trophy

1983  Scottish Women's Champion

1984  Scottish Women's Champion

1984  Helen Holm Trophy

   1984 IBM European Open

1985  Ford Classic

1987  Ford Classic

    1994 King Hassan II Trophy


Glove worn and signed by Gillian Stewart

Ball used and signed by Gillian Stewart