WELCOME TO THE WEBSITE OF EMILY GIMPEL!
Emily is a 25-year-old professional golfer born and raised in Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania. She was born on July 15, 1992 to John and Eileen Gimpel and has two younger siblings, Jack (18) and Clare (15). She also has a huge and very supportive family that includes many aunts and uncles and 25 first cousins!
Emily's motto is "PLAY- to your strengths"...which, for her, includes incorporation of a strong faith, playing to have fun, eternal optimism, positivity, and hard work and determination.
Emily is very excited to begin her fourth year on the LPGA Symetra Tour in 2018! She completed her rookie year on the Symetra Tour in 2015, the official developmental tour for the LPGA. In 2018, Emily plans on competing in over 25 professional events all over the United States. In addition to Symetra Tour events, Emily will compete in several LPGA Monday Qualifiers, National Women's Golf Association Events, Pro-Ams, and a US Open Qualifier. Emily graduated from the University of Maryland in May of 2014.
Emily grew up adjacent to Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, where her father not only taught her how to play, but more importantly instilled in her a love for the game which still remains.
As a child, Emily played many other competitive sports including swimming, field hockey, and volleyball. Emily attended Mount Saint Joseph Academy for high school, where she was a district-qualifier swimmer and was fortunate to be a member of 2 State Championship Golf teams, and 2 State Runner-Up teams and a State Individual Medalist in 4 years!
Outside of golf, Emily is extremely passionate about fitness. She studied Kinesiology at UMD, and this sparked a huge interest in health, wellness, and physical fitness. Emily trains 6-7 days per week with workouts varying from weightlifting to running to hot yoga! Em also loves to help friends create targeted workouts and healthy eating plans!
Emily absolutely loves spending time with her family and friends back home in Pennsylvania! She has learned from some great coaches and teachers, and enjoys teaching kids how to play golf. Emily also loves to cook and have fun :)