11 Things You Didn't Know About Angela Stanford

11 Things You Didn't Know About Angela Stanford

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Get to know Tour veteran Angela Stanford a little bit better.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Angela Stanford

Angela Stanford has been a member of the LPGA Tour since 2001, securing a Major championship during that time.

With such an established career, get to know the American here.

11 Things You Didn't Know About Angela Stanford

1. Angela Gwen Stanford was born 28th November 1977 in Fort Worth, Texas.

2. She started playing golf at the age of 10.

3. Stanford credits her dad, who introduced her to the game, golf instructor Amy Fox, TCU coach Angie Larkin and Mike Wright as the individuals who have influenced her career the most.

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Stanford celebrates winning the 2018 Evian Championship. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

4. The American graduated from Texas Christian University in 2000.

5. That year she was a member of the US Curtis Cup team and a semi-finalist at the British Ladies Amateur.

6. Her hobbies include shopping, watching movies and playing all sports.

7. Stanford turned professional in 2000 and would finish tied fourth in the LPGA Final Qualifying Tournament to earn exempt status for the 2001 LPGA season.

8. She eventually secured her first LPGA title at the 2003 ShopRite LPGA Classic.

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Stanford during 2003 ShopRite LPGA Classic. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

9. Stanford has been a member of six US Solheim Cup teams: 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2015, winning three times.

Related: Solheim Cup 2021 - What You Need To Know (opens in new tab)

10. In 2018, she claimed her first Major title at the Evian Championship. Her 12-under-par total secured a one shot victory.

11. The American was announced as one of Pat Hurst's assistant captains for the 2021 Solheim Cup.

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