Iona is Golf TV broadcaster, commentator and event host currently based in the UK.
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. Unfortunately a wrist injury and surgery put Iona on the side lines for a full year and at the end of this year the injury was still proving very problematic. Iona took on the role of presenting international TV show, Golfing World. In 2020 Iona joined the commentary team at Sky Sports Golf and you can also find her hosting events all over the world. In 2021, Iona made her debut with the BBC Golf Commentary team for the first mens major of the year, The Masters.
Iona is a global ambassador for Titleist, a partnership that began in 2019, along with Loch Lomond Whisky and Maui Jim.
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 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