Iona is a professional golfer and sports broadcaster currently based in London. Iona played 4 sports at junior international level (squash, hockey, lacrosse, athletics) before taking to golf while at university. It was thanks to a sport transfer scheme, that Iona got the opportunity to take up golf and knew from the very start she wanted to reach the professional ranks. She played 4 years as an amateur, breaking 3 course records on her way to a +3 handicap. In 2016 Iona turned professional and made her debut on the Ladies European Tour in December 2016 at the Qatar Ladies Masters. Iona is currently recovering from a wrist injury and so has taken on the new and exciting role of presenter of international show, Golfing World. You can also find her presenting with Sky Sports Golf and hosting events all over the world.
Her experience in other high level sports is priceless in contributing to her competitive nature and success within golf. She is full go enthusiasm and a fantastic ambassador for the game of golf. Iona's highlights include holding 3 course records. A gross 65 on the East Course at Wentworth and a gross 67 at Lambourne Golf Club and a gross 69 at the Edinburgh Course at Wentworth. Her lowest round as a professional to date is a gross 69 during the Spanish Santander Tour event in Vallromanes. In 2017 Iona won playing rights on the US based Symmetra Tour before having to take a break for a wrist surgery.
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 a special 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 speaks on 'Optimising Energy' throughout London and the UK.
- 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