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2 Time PGA Winner and Elite Short Game Instructor

About Gabe

Turning Pro

As a junior player, Gabe had the opportunity to play on both the Swedish and Australian circuits. In his early years, 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, The same year he earned the Australian Tour Rookie of the Year Award.

The beginnings of a pro career

Gabe began his remarkable amateur career by helping to launch Sweden into the international golf spotlight. His victory in the European Boys Championship and Doug Sanders World Junior Championship in 1989 proved that he had the potential to become one of the world’s finest golfers. In 1990, he was one of four players chosen to represent Sweden in the World Amateur Team Championship held in New Zealand. Gabriel’s individual performance at the championship was a deciding factor in Sweden’s 13 stroke victory in the event.

Career Achievements

In 1997, he made history when he became the first Swedish player to win a PGA TOUR event at the BC Open in Endicott, New York. Two years later, he again made history by becoming the first two-time Swedish PGA TOUR winner by winning the Touchstone Energy Tuscon Open in 1999. 

The Birth of a Coaching Career

In 2009, after a storied 10-year career on the PGA TOUR, Hjertstedt began the next phase in his career as he became a world-class golf instructor, traveling around the United States and the world coaching PGA TOUR professionals such as Kevin Kisner, Kevin Chappell, Graham DeLaet, Colt Knost and Freddie Jacobson, along with consulting other top tour players. He has also worked with top LPGA TOUR players such as Daniella Kang, Anna Nordqvist and Lydia Ko. He has also made a successful career out of teaching and coaching amateurs of all ages and skill levels.

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