After a successful career as a player, top instructor and network commentator, Kathyrn Imrie returns for her second season as assistant coach at Stanford.
She previously served as a master golf instructor at the McLean School in La Quinta, Calif.
Imrie compiled an impressive resume during her professional playing career that spanned from 1993-2009. She played on the Ladies European Tour from 1991 to 2008 and the LPGA Tour from 1993 to 2006. Imrie captured her lone LPGA title in 1995 when she won the Jamie Farr Toledo Classic at Highlands Meadows with an 8-under par 205, becoming the the first Scot to win at LPGA Tour event.
She made 24 cuts in the 27 events she entered in 1997, with her best finish coming at the LPGA Corning Classic, where she tied for fourth. In 1999, Imrie posted two top-10 finishes, a tie for sixth at the LPGA Corning Classic and a tie for 10th at the Sara Lee Classic. She also recorded her first LPGA career hole in one during the final round of the Weetabix British Open at the Woburn Golf and Country Club in England.
Imrie enjoyed one of her finest years on tour in 2001, when she made the cut in 20 of 24 events and recorded three top-10 finishes, including a tie for seventh at the Women's British Open.
She continued to play a full tour schedule the next four years (2002-05) before cutting back to nine events in 2006, her last full season on tour.
A two-time Solheim Cup player, Imrie was a reserve on the European squad in the 1994 event held at The Greenbrier in Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. She posted a 1-1-1 record in her three matches at the 1996 event held at the St. Pierre Hotel & Country Club in Chepstow, Wales. Imrie teamed with Annika Sorenstam to defeat Val Skinner and Jane Geddes, 1 up in afternoon four ball competition. She teamed with Liselotte Neumann in morning foursomes on day two and earned a half a point in a match against Meg Mallon and Geddes. Imrie fell to Val Skinner, 2 and 1 in Sunday's singles competition.
At one point, Imrie held nine course records around the world: Ballater, Carnoustie, Douglas Park, Dumfries & Country, Forfar, Monifieth and St. Andrews in Scotland, along with Las Cruces (New Mexico) and Kanaoheklipper (Hawaii).
Following her playing career, Imrie served as an on course commentator for Sky TV and covered the 2007 Solheim Cup. She also did voice over work for Arc Productions, covering high profile European tournaments, in addition to writing columns for Golf Week, USA and Bunkered Magazine.
Imrie enjoyed a successful amateur career in her native Scotland. She was the 1981 and '85 Scottish Schools' champion, won three straight Scottish Youth titles from 1983-85 and captured the 1983 Scottish Junior Match Play championship in 1983. In addition, she was a member of the 1984 and 1986-89 Scottish International Teams and the 1990 Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup team.
Imrie played collegiate golf at the University of Arizona and earned All-America honors in 1989. She graduated with a degree in education with a minor in health.
A fitness enthusiast, Imrie is an avid sports fan who also enjoys writing, traveling and music.