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Gemma Dryburgh

Who is Gemma Dryburgh?

She’s a Solheim Cupper, but who is Gemma Dryburgh? Find out more about the Scot with our player profile here…

 

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 biennial women’s team event by a Scot since Catriona Matthew made her last appearance in 2017.

Gemma Dryburgh | Player Profile

Personal Information

Name: Gemma Dryburgh
Born: June 11, 1993
Nationality: Scotland
Residence: Aberdeen, Scotland

Career

College: Tulane University
Turned Pro: 2015
Professional Wins: 5
Highest World Ranking: 48 – August 21, 2023

Best Results In Majors

Best Finishes:
Chevron Championship – T45 (2023)
– Women’s PGA Championship – T43 (2019)
US Women’s Open – T31 (2023)
– Evian Championship – 8th (2023)
– AIG Women’s Open – T36 (2023)

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.

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Matt Coles

Matt Coles

Mention a European country, and Matt will tell you which resorts make the National Club Golfer Top 100s: European Resorts list. He might even throw in who designed the golf course and how many rooms the hotel has got at each one…

Matt got into the game of golf from a young age, following his old man to the local golf club. He fell for the sport, and now can’t seem to go a day without thinking about how to improve his game (Thanks Dad!). Matt has been a member of Howley Hall GC in Leeds since 2020, and is just about managing to maintain a single-figure handicap. He likes to remind people that he once broke 75, but won’t tell people that it was on a shortened course during the winter.

He moved to Leeds after graduating from the University of Central Lancashire with a First Class Honours degree in Sports Journalism. Matt joined NCG after almost five years travelling the world with the Professional Squash Association, working on events in all four corners of the globe.

Matt currently plays a Cobra King LTDx driver and RadSpeed 3-wood. TaylorMade monopolise the rest of his bag, with a SIM UDI, M5 irons and both Milled Grind and HI-TOE wedges, along with a Monza Redline putter. He uses a Vice Pro Plus golf ball, because he’s a bit different…

Away from golf, Matt is a Manchester United fan, and a keen runner, having ran the Rob Burrow Leeds Marathon (his first and possibly last), in May 2023.

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