Iona Stephen is a former professional golfer and now host and broadcaster working with many of golf’s key networks including GolfTV, Sky Sports Golf, the BBC and NBC Golf Channel.
Iona has broadcast across several of golf’s major events including The Masters, The Open Championship, Solheim Cup and Ryder Cup as well as hosting the prize presentation at the 2021 BMW PGA Championships.
After a long-term wrist injury curtailed Iona’s professional playing career, her insight, personality, and energy were quickly recognised by Golf’s major networks and has led to an exciting and high-profile broadcast career.
Iona made history in 2021 when it was announced that she will become the first ever female on-course commentator in EA Sports gaming history with the release of their latest Golf game.
Additionally to EA Sports, Iona’s other brand partners include Titleist, Footjoy, The R&A, Kjus and Loch Lomond Whiskies.
Outside of golf, Iona is an ambassador for the charity BIG CHANGE, supporting young people throughout the UK to thrive in life, not just exams. Iona has an interest in optimising health and energy for elite performance in sport & life. With years of experience trying to find the optimum balance of nutrition and health at an elite level.
Iona is also a mentor as part of The Stephen Gallagher Foundation buddy system.
- Iona Studied History of Art at the University of St. Andrews before turning to golf full time.
- Iona has a Diploma in Sports Nutrition
- Iona has her Level 2 PT qualification