9 Things You Didn't Know About Sarah Stirk

Get to know the Sky Sports Golf presenter and Entrepreneur a little better...

Sarah Stirk
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Get to know the Sky Sports Golf presenter and Entrepreneur a little better...

9 Things You Didn't Know About Sarah Stirk

1. She began her journalism career working for Manchester United's MUTV before going on to work for the BBC, Setanta and Sky News.

2. Sarah lists Hazel Irvine, Sue Barker and Clare Balding as some of her female sports presenter inspirations.

3. She was selected in the Telegraph and Lexus 'Amazing 15' list in 2012, which was 'a handpicked group who represent Britain’s most exciting talent.'

4. She played tennis in her childhood and had a college tennis scholarship in the USA but a bad shoulder injury scuppered her progress.

5. She is a 7 handicap.

6. She owned a company named Xclusive Golf which organised luxury golf trips for customers. It was acquired by Golf Breaks in 2016.

7. According to her website, Stirk is passionate about sport, travel, fitness, business and personal development and is also an aspiring drummer.

8. She loves dogs and works with the charity Dogs for Good

9. Stirk founded 'Reach', which has built a "community fundamentally based on COLLABORATION to help women of all ages and backgrounds to reach their short, medium and long term goals."

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Elliott Heath
Senior Staff Writer

Elliott Heath is our Senior Staff Writer and has been with Golf Monthly since early 2016 after graduating with a degree in Sports Journalism. He manages the Golf Monthly news, features, courses and travel sections as well as our large Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. He covered the 2022 Masters from Augusta National as well as four Open Championships on-site including the 150th at St Andrews. His first Open was in 2017 at Royal Birkdale, when he walked inside the ropes with Jordan Spieth during the Texan's memorable Claret Jug triumph. He has played 35 of our Top 100 golf courses, with his favourites being both Sunningdales, Woodhall Spa, Western Gailes, Old Head and Turnberry. He has been obsessed with the sport since the age of 8 and currently plays at West Byfleet Golf Club in Surrey, where his handicap index floats anywhere between 2-5. His golfing highlights are making albatross on the 9th hole on the Hotchkin Course at Woodhall Spa, shooting an under-par round, playing in the Aramco Team Series on the Ladies European Tour and making his one and only hole-in-one at the age of 15 - a long time ago now!

Elliott is currently playing:

Driver: Titleist TSR4

3 wood: TaylorMade SIM2 Max

Hybrid: TaylorMade SIM Max

Irons: Mizuno MP5 4-PW

Wedges: Cleveland RTX ZipCore 50, 54, 58

Putter: Odyssey White Hot OG #5

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x