Date of Birth - 10 September 1985
Place of Birth - Edinburgh
Turned Pro - 2007
Website - www.lloydsaltman.com
European Tour Profile - Lloyd Saltman
Saltman is the grandson of former Hibernian goalkeeper Tommy Younger.
He had a successful career as an amateur golfer, with wins in several
prestigious tournaments including the 2003 Scottish Boys’ Championship,
2005 Brabazon Trophy, 2005 St Andrews Links Trophy, 2007 Irish Amateur
Championship, 2007 Lytham Trophy, and the 2007 Scottish Champion of
Champions. In 2005 he finished 15th in The Open Championship at St
Andrews, to win the Silver Medal as the low amateur having finished one
stroke ahead of Eric Ramsay.
Saltman competed for Great Britain and Ireland in two Walker Cup
matches, the first in 2005 and again in 2007. Shortly after his second
appearance, he turned professional and attempted to qualify for the
European Tour. However he failed to progress to the final stage of the
qualifying school and, with limited guaranteed playing opportunities in
Europe, decided to try for his card on the Asian Tour. He finished 31st at
the Asian Tour School at the end of 2007, to gain a place on the tour.
However, because of the reputation he built up as an amateur, Saltman
received invitations to many European Tour and Challenge Tour events
during 2008, and played in just two tournaments on the Asian Tour,
finishing in 17th place on his début in the SAIL Open.
At the end of 2008, Saltman returned to the European Tour's qualifying
school, and although he reached the final stage after coming through a
seven man playoff, he missed out on winning a European Tour card
meaning he would have another season on the Challenge Tour in 2009.
In July 2009 Saltman and his brother Elliot both qualified for the Open
Championship at Turnberry, to become the first brothers to appear
together in The Open since Seve and Manuel Ballesteros played at
Birkdale in 1983. After two years on the European Challenge Tour
Saltman gained a full European Tour Card in December 2010 by finishing
11th in the Stage 3 of European Tour Qualifying School. His youngest
brother Zack, is also a professional golfer.
Walker Cup 2005, 2007
St Andrews Trophy 2006
Jacques Léglise Trophy 2003
2003 Scottish Boys’ Championship
2005 Brabazon Trophy, St Andrews Links Trophy
2007 Irish Amateur Championship
2007 Lytham Trophy
2007 Scottish Champion of Champions
Glove worn and signed by Lloyd Saltman
Ball used and signed by Lloyd Saltman