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 8th April, 1974, 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 now lives in Helensburgh with his wife Alison and their four children, and is a member of several prestigious golf clubs including Loch Lomond and Kilmarnock 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.
Speaking and Entertaining
Delivering pure entertainment and a fascinating insight into the world of professional golf, Gordon Sherry is an accomplished after dinner speaker. He tailors the speech to suit the audience, whether it's a relaxed, fun gathering, or a motivational seminar. Audiences cannot help but be transfixed by the tallest man to ever play in the US Masters.