German Sandra Gal has undoubtedly had an eventful golf career since starting out her professional golf career after an amazingly successful college career. Known by many as a remarkable golfer, her name went viral in 2011 when she secured her first major LPGA (Ladies Professional Golf Association) title and her efficient long swings keep placing her on the spotlight of LGPA and European Solheim Cup Team ever since then. Let’s explore more facts about the golfer.
Early Life and Career
Sandra Gal was born on 9 May 1985 in Dusseldorf, the capital and second-largest city of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Her ethnicity is German and she has both America and German citizenships. Details of Sandra’s early education are not known but she holds a degree in advertising from the University of Florida.
Sandra grew up in a well-do-to family and being the only child, she was spoiled in a positive way. She received expensive toys on her birthday and she got to tour with her parents, Jan and Alexandra Gal to different golf resorts in Europe for vacation. It was this exposure that motivated 5-year-old Sandra to start golfing and thankfully, her dad took her on the training.
By age 17, Sandra Gal had developed a voracious desire for golf, and as such, she became a member of the German National Team. Soon, she turned a standout performer, clinching German National Girls Championship at age 18. In 2005, already a great player Sandra left her hometown to the United States for college at the University of Florida in Gainesville. With an irresistible draw to golf, she immediately joined the school’s women’s golf, Florida Gators women’s golf team where she easily progressed to a competitive golfer, winning four events in NCAA competition and the Ladies European Amateur during her three years stay in the team. Additionally, during that time, she was awarded First Team All-American honors in 2007 and was selected NGCA Academic All-American for three years straight from 2005 to 2008.
In 2008, before graduating from the university, Sandra made history by qualifying to enter as a full-time golf player on the LPGA Tour. This meant leaving the college game though it couldn’t stop her from finishing her studies.
As a pro golfer, Sandra Gal struggled during her early stage in LPGA tournament, recording two career-low rounds of 64. Her best finish was at the 2009 LPGA Corning Classic where she came 5th.
However, her self-confidence kept her pushing and finally in 2011, during her fourth season at the LPGA tournament, she won her first event at the Kia Classic, beating Jiyai Shin. She went on to play at the last three European Solheim Cup teams as well as the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, where she finished in the position of T25.
Meet Sandra Gal’s Family
Nothing relating to Sandra Gal’s family is known except that her dad was her first golf coach. It is equally evident that her parents still pamper her and that she has a good relationship with the duo. One time, she wrote about coming home to having no chores to do thanks to her mom who most times helps her cook. As well, there is no information about her boyfriend or possible husband. But it doesn’t seem like the German golfer is married neither does it look like she has a serious date.
Interesting Facts About The Professional Golfer
- Net Worth
In 2015, Sandra Gal had her second’s best season in LPGA, making 26 of 27 cuts and reportedly amassing $530,000. Moreover, she earned $373,846 from her LPGA Tour in just 2019 and a total of $4, 239, 966 since her career in the tour. She has also made money from other ventures such as brand endorsements. In this regard, her net worth is estimated at $12 million.
- Achievement and Awards
Sandra Gal’s early career excellence has been recognized many times. In 2003, she was selected as the German Junior Golfer of the year. From 2005 to 2008, she won the NGCA All-Scholar team award. In 2006 and 2007, she was the NGCA All-American First Team.
Sandra Gal is involved in many charity works and has been part of various charity events.
- Social Media
She is active on different social media platforms including Twitter (@TheSandraGal), Facebook (Sandra Gal @TheSandraGal), and Instagram (@thesandragal). She also has a self-titled website where her fans can keep on with her latest updates.
- Body Measurement
Standing at 6 foot tall, Sandra Gal will stand out in a crowd of girls. She is also fit and weighs 60kg. Just like most personal information about the University of Florida product, her other body measurements remain unknown.
- Semi-nude pose for a Magazine
Sandra has posed for remarkable publications including posing semi-nude for one of the Body Issues for ESPN: The Magazine alongside other LPGA players including Anna Grzebien and Christina Kim.