10 Things You Didn't Know About Marianne Skarpnord

10 Things You Didn't Know About Marianne Skarpnord

Marianne Skarpnord Things You Didn't Know
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Get to know Norwegian, Marianne Skarpnord, a little bit better.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Marianne Skarpnord

Marianne Skarpknord has been a professional since 2005, racking up a number of victories in that time.

Get to know her a little bit better here.

10 Things You Didn't Know About Marianne Skarpnord

1. Marianne Skarpnord was born 11th February 1986 in Sarpsborg, Norway

2. She took up the game when she was around four-years-old.

3. In 2003, she won the Girls Amateur Championship, defeating Beatriz Recari of Spain in the final.

4. Skarpnord holed the winning putt in the 2003 Junior Solheim Cup.

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5. Whilst growing up, Skarpnord played football and handball.

6. After turning professional in 2005, she secured her first win two years later on the Telia Tour.

7. Her best season to date came in 2009, when she won the Ladies Swiss Open and the Ladies Italian Open. The following year, she would join the LPGA.

8. Skarpnord has two superstitions. She only plays with Titleist balls that have a number one or two on them and she always uses white tees.

9. The Norwegian has featured in 11 of the last 12 Women's Open Championships. Missing the event in 2011.

Marianne Skarpnord Things You Didn't Know

Skarpnord and Green at the 2016 Olympic Games. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

10. Skarpnord's fiancée is three time European Tour winner, Richard Green. The Australian has been spotted caddying for Skarpnord in previous events.

Matt Cradock
Staff Writer

Matt joined Golf Monthly in February 2021 covering weekend news, before also transitioning to equipment and testing. After freelancing for Golf Monthly and The PGA for 18 months, he was offered a full-time position at the company in October 2022 and continues to cover weekend news and social media, as well as help look after Golf Monthly’s many buyers’ guides and equipment reviews.

Taking up the game when he was just seven years of age, Matt made it into his county squad just a year later and continues to play the game at a high standard, with a handicap of around 2-4. To date, his best round came in 2016, where he shot a six-under-par 66 having been seven-under through nine holes. He currently plays at Witney Lakes in Oxfordshire and his favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.

Matt’s current What’s In The Bag?

Driver: Honma TW747, 8.75°

Fairway Wood: TaylorMade Rocketballz Stage 2, 15°, 19°

Hybrid: Adams Super Hybrid, 22°

Irons: Mizuno MP54, 5-PW

Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Tour Satin, 50°, 56°, 60°

Putter: Cleveland TFI 2135 Satin Cero

Ball: Titleist Pro V1x