Gillian Stewart Golf Professional

Gillian Stewart is an extremely highly regarded golf professional.

A former Ladies European Tour star, she is now one of the country’s leading golf coaches, based at Castle Stuart Golf Links, near Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland.


I initially came to see Gillian in the early summer of 2020 in order to improve my tee shots. After seeing me hitting a few balls with my irons she asked whether I was looking for a quick fix or a fundamental swing change that would allow me to play golf for a long time…

I voted for the latter and from there the journey started…

I have been playing golf for about 20 years and had lessons from several coaches. Once Gillian started explaining what she wanted to change I realised I never learned a proper golf swing. At the start it really felt awkward but I could see a little improvement with every session. Working on the range with very specific drills and a focused mindset added lots of joy. Rather than banging balls, I had a purpose and I started to develop a routine.

The overall improvement of my swing, short game and putting over just a few short months has been amazing. What I really like about Gillian’s teaching style is the simplicity and the easy to understand purpose of her drills. It simply works.

I am looking forward to keep on working with Gillian, her Scottish humour and her support to improve my game.

Jochen Schmerbitz
16 handicap, Inverness

About Gillian

After an outstanding career in amateur golf, which included three Scottish Women’s Championship titles and two Curtis Cup appearances, Gillian turned professional in 1985 and joined the Women’s European Tour. She won her first Tournament played as a professional and quickly established herself as one of the stars of the Tour. Her four Tour titles were the pinnacles of a playing career based on an extremely high level of consistency, evidenced by the fact that she still holds the record for the most consecutive cuts made.


Gillian has been a winner throughout her career and during this time she gained a great understanding of how the golf swing works and how it should be taught. With this insight, allied to her enquiring mind and natural communication skills, Gillian has evolved into one of the finest coaches in the country. She is passionate about her teaching and is available to coach at Castle Stuart on an individual, group or corporate basis. Local and visiting golfers alike are welcome.