Scottish Golf has announced the appointment of Kathryn Imrie to its performance coaching staff. Imrie, who will join the team in June, will be responsible for the women and girls within Performance and Pathways, working closely with Catriona Matthew and the rest of the coaching team.
Relocating home from California, Imrie originally hails from Dundee, and has a strong background both as a player and as a coach – most notably as Solheim Cup Vice-Captain in 2019 and 2021, alongside Catriona Matthew.
Her performance experience is extensive, having turned professional in 1991 after making the GB&I Curtis Cup team in 1990, and posting two top-ten finishes at the 1991 European Tour. Imrie was the first Scot to win on the LPGA Tour in 1995 at the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic and played in the Solheim Cup in 1996 at St Pierre in Wales.
She played professionally until 2009 and went on to teach at the Jim McLean Teaching Academy in Palm Springs, among other coaching commitments. She brings a wealth of experience, including a transatlantic perspective to this role.
Speaking on her appointment, Imrie said: “At this point in my career this is the perfect opportunity to return to Scotland to help influence and coach our future female golf stars. I’m extremely passionate about sharing my golf knowledge to help others succeed and I can’t wait to join the team.”