Outside The Ropes

This Gal framed her first serious pay cheque


Sandra Gal, 30, Germany One
LPGA Tour win

Q: What clubs are in your bag?

A: Everything's from Callaway. I usually carry nine Callaway Chrome Soft Dot balls and my Odyssey Tank putter is custom-made.

Q: Yardage?


  • Driver: 270 yards
  • Three-wood: 250
  • Five-wood: 230
  • 4-iron: 190
  • 5-iron: 180
  • 6-iron: 170
  • 7-iron: 160
  • 8-iron: 150
  • 9-iron: 140
  • Pitching wedge: 130
  • 50-degree: 120
  • 54-degree: 110
  • 58-degree: 100

Q: Items that are always in your bag?

A: Food. I usually have a sandwich, a protein shake, fruit and a bar. Sharpies, ball markers with bling, or something that has a special meaning like a peace sign or like a yin and yang sign.

Q: Greatest athlete in the world right now?

A: Usain Bolt. He's broken a few records, and winning almost every race.

Q: What did you buy with your first serious pay cheque?

A: I framed it. It's still up in my house right now.

Q: Most fashionable golfer?

A: Let's go with Cheyenne Woods. I think what she wears looks really good for her and she mixes colour very well.

Q: Most memorable pro-am partner?

A: I played with Graeme Baxter, a famous golf painter, a couple of years ago.

Q: Woman you most admire?

A: Beyonce. She has limitless energy, is true to herself and very confident and creative, and a great dancer.

Q: Most underrated golfer out there?

A: Justin Rose. I think he has tons of talent, he has won a lot of championships and he's always kind of working on the back. He's going to have a breakthrough.

Nicholas Tan

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 06, 2016, with the headline 'This Gal framed her first serious pay cheque'. Print Edition | Subscribe