Gabriel Hjertstedt was born in the small town of Umea, Sweden. As a junior player, Gabe had the opportunity to play on both the Swedish and Australian circuits. Gabe went on to win many junior events, including the prestigious Doug Sanders Junior International in Scotland in 1989. In addition, he won he 1990 Eisenhower Trophy for Sweden at The World Amateur Team Championships.
At 19, Gabe turned pro. That same year he earned the Australian Tour Rookie of the Year Award. He then moved on to play on the Japanese, European, and PGA Tours. He was again nominated for the Rookie of the Year Award on both the European and PGA Tours. In 1997, Gabe won his first PGA Tour event at the BC Open in Endicott, New York, and then PGA Tour Touchstone Energy Tucson Open in 1999. This made Gabe the first Swedish player ever to win a PGA Tour title, as well as the first Swede to win two PGA titles. Gabe played 10 years on the PGA Tour before being sidelined with injuries.
In 2009, Gabe began introducing his elite clinics at prestigious golf clubs around the globe. Besides clinics, he travels to many of the major U.S. cities such as; Kona, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Miami, and New York, to work with private clientele. Currently, Gabe also works as a short-game coach with PGA Tour players Graham DeLaet and Freddie Jacobson along with consulting other top players.
Gabe thoroughly enjoys helping both pros and amateurs in reaching their own personal goals. Whether working to improve their short or long game, Gabe makes sure his students are developing proper fundamentals, which he believes is the most important element of the game.
Gabriel lives in Scottsdale, Arizona along with his loving wife, Angela and his two beautiful children, Axel and Bianca. While at home, he plays and instructs at Scottsdale National Golf Club. Still, his greatest enjoyment is playing golf with his son Axel and watching his daughter Bianca ride horses.