Who is Gemma Dryburgh?
Gemma Dryburgh is the leading Scotswoman in the professional game, with an LPGA Tour win and Solheim Cup appearance to her name.
Dryburgh was born in Aberdeen and made the decision to focus on golf in her teenage years, moving to train at the IMG Academy in Florida. She then went on to study at Tulane University, and played for the Tulane side for five years in collegiate golf.
The Scot turned professional in 2015, grabbing her first victory on the ALPG Tour two years later. She won three times on the Rose Ladies Series over a two-year period following the reintroduction of golf into the United Kingdom after the COVID-19 pandemic. Dryburgh secured her maiden LPGA Tour title in 2022, winning the Toto Ladies Classic in Japan.
Dryburgh was selected as a captain’s pick for the 2023 Solheim Cup by Team Europe captain Suzann Pettersen. Her appearance was the first at the bi-ennial women’s team event by a Scot since Catriona Matthew made her last appearance in 2017.
Gemma Dryburgh | An Overview
Name: Gemma Dryburgh
Born: June 11, 1993
Residence: Aberdeen, Scotland
College: Tulane University
Turned Pro: 2015
Professional Wins: 5
Highest World Ranking: 48 – August 21, 2023
Best Results In Majors
Professional Wins – 5
2017 (1) – Oatlands Ladies ProAm
2020 (2) – Rose Ladies Series 3, Rose Ladies Series 4
2021 (1) – Rose Ladies Series JCB
2022 (1) – Toto Japan Classic
Gemma Dryburgh | What’s In Her Bag?
The Scot is a Callaway staff player, with both Paradym driver and fairway woods in the bag. She also plays a pair of Apex hybrids and Apex 21 irons along with a trio of Jaws MD5 wedges. Dryburgh also uses the Callaway Chrome Soft ball.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Gemma Dryburgh
When and where was Gemma Dryburgh born?
Gemma Dryburgh was born in Aberdeen, Scotland on June 11, 1993. She was introduced to the game of golf by her father, and started playing the sport at the age of 4.
When did Gemma Dryburgh turn professional?
Dryburgh turned professional after spending time at the IMG Academy in Florida and at Tulane University. She turned pro in 2015, and qualified for her LPGA Tour card a couple of years later.
How many professional titles has Gemma Dryburgh won?
As of September 2023, Gemma Dryburgh has won five times as a professional. The first of those came in 2017 on the ALPG Golf Tour. She then won three times on the Rose Ladies Series, before claiming her maiden LPGA Tour victory in late 2022, winning the Toto Ladies Classic in Japan.
Did you Know?
Rose Ladies Series Star
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Justin Rose and wife Kate set up the Rose Ladies Series to bring golf back to the United Kingdom after the lockdown. Dryburgh won three of the events over the first two years, including winning at the JCB Club.
Breaking Barriers at Royal St George’s
During the Rose Ladies Series, Dryburgh was victorious at Royal St George’s, one of the courses in the Open Championship rotation. In doing so, she became the first woman to win a professional tournament at the venue.