Who Is Joel Dahmen's Wife?

Joel Dahmen married Lona Skutt in December 2018 and the couple have recently announced the birth of their first child

Joel Dahmen and his wife Lona
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American Joel Dahmen forced himself into the PGA Tour's winner's circle for the very first time in 2021. His victory came at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship in the Dominican Republic - and he celebrated in good style with his wife, Lona Skutt.

You can find the whole story of how they met on their wedding website. In short, while waiting to be served in an eatery, Dahmen struck up a conversation and said he would buy Lona a slice of pizza if she got up the line faster than him. 

Dahmen was offered Lona's number and the rest, as they say, is history. After receiving a call from the professional golfer a week later, Lona was soon cancelling her plans to move to New York.

The pair ended up meeting for drinks and going to a friend's barbecue - and they have been together even since. After dating for seven years, they got married in December 2018. 

The Dahmens live in Scottsdale, and in January this year they announced the arrival of their first child, Riggs William Dahmen. He took to Instagram to share a picture of the new baby, who was born on 19 January. 

Lona has been a great source of motivation for Dahmen, especially after his mother died of pancreatic cancer. Then his brother was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which Dahmen himself survived in 2011. 

It comes as no surprise that Lona travels with him out on Tour. However, with the arrival of the new baby, we can probably expect the couple to be spending a little time away from the course at the start of this year. 

Sam Tremlett
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A golfer for most of his life, Sam is a Senior Staff Writer for Golf Monthly. 

Working with golf gear and equipment over the last six years, Sam has quickly built outstanding knowledge and expertise on golf products ranging from drivers, to balls, to shoes. 

He combines this knowledge with a passion for helping golfers get the best gear for them, and as such Sam manages a team of writers that look to deliver the most accurate and informative reviews and buying advice. This is so the reader can find exactly what they are looking for.

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Unfortunately, Sam is not a member of any club at the moment but regularly gets out on the golf course to keep up the facade of having a handicap of five. 

Sam's What's In The Bag: 

Driver: Titleist TS3 (9 degrees) 

Fairway Wood: Callaway Paradym (15 degrees), Nike Covert Tour 2.0 (19 degrees) 

Irons (4-PW): Titleist AP2 

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 54˚, 58˚ 

Putter: Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 

Ball: Srixon Z-Star Diamond

Shoes: G/FORE Gallivanter/Nike Air Zoom Infinity NEXT%/Cuater The Ringer/adidas Tour 360 22