Date of Birth - 8 April 1974
Place of Birth - Kilmaqrnock, Scotland
Turned Pro - 1996
Website - www.gordonsherrygolf.com
Gordon Sherry is best known for winning the Amateur Championship in
1995, and playing in The Open and the US Masters. He turned professional in
1996 and recently resumed his playing career alongside a busy schedule of
coaching and corporate golf commitments.
Born in Kilmarnock, Scotland, on he attended Stirling University and
graduated with a degree in Biochemistry. During this formative period his
golfing skills were honed and developed under the guidance of his coach
and mentor, Bob Torrance.
Gordon’s early golf career went from strength to strength, and he reached
the final of the Amateur Championship in 1994. The same year he
represented Great Britain and Ireland in the St Andrews Trophy and the
Eisenhower Trophy. His famous victory in the Amateur Championship the
following year marked a sustained period of success.
He finished 4th in the 1995 Scottish Open at Carnoustie and then had a
whirlwind week at St Andrews during the Open where he played with
Watson, Norman, Nicklaus, Singh, Mickelson and Calcavecchia. The
moment everyone remembers was when Gordon had a hole-in-one whilst
playing with Watson and Nicklaus.
Also in 1995, Gordon played in the victorious Walker Cup team at Royal
Porthcawl opposite a young Tiger Woods. Contrary to popular belief,
Gordon played against Notah Begay III and Chris Riley in the singles
matches and not Tiger. After participating in the 1996 US Masters in Augusta,
Georgia, he turned professional and competed on tour until 2004,
experiencing a rollercoaster ride of results.
Now a fully qualified PGA professional, he runs his own business,
GordonSherryGolf, as well as continuing to play professionally on the Tartan
Tour. GordonSherryGolf specialises in corporate golf activities as well as the
elite mentoring of aspiring youngsters.
Gordon is a member of several prestigious golf clubs including Loch
Lomond and Kilmarnock Barassie in Scotland, and Augusta in the US. At 6ft
8in tall, Gordon Sherry holds the record for being the tallest man ever to
play in the US Masters.
Walker Cup 1995
Eisenhower Trophy 1994
St Andrews Trophy 1994
1995 The Amateur Championship
1997 Mauritius Open
Glove worn and signed by Gordon Sherry