Sherlyn Popelka

Sherlyn Popelka is former competitive golfer, born and raised in Zurich, Switzerland and considers Switzerland her home even though she spent the majority of her teen years in the U.S. Starting at age 6 she started playing golf and trained in Switzerland at one of the numerous golf clubs in the Zurich area. Sherlyn played on the local Swiss circuit until her move to the U.S. in 2002. Even though, Sherlyn lived in the U.S. she still was a part of the Swiss National Golf Team and continued to play competitions for her home country. Those events including the European Girls and Women’s Championships and the representation of Europe in the Junior Solheim Cup remain some of her favorite memories today. Especially the Solheim Cup was a huge honor to play and represent her country as the only Swiss woman in the history of Swiss golf till date.

At this time, Sherlyn Popelka does not play competitive golf and is not sponsored by any companies. Statements to the contrary are false.



Below are some career highlights:


2001 – 2003 1st place Swiss Order of Merit Age category: 14 and under


2001-2003 20+ junior tournament wins in Switzerland


2002    5thplace Junior World Championships San Diego, CA


2008 Golfweek Titleist Amateur Ranking 44th out of 1839


2008 National Junior Golf Score Board 10th out of 1545


2009 2nd Place European Girls Championship, Kokkola Finland (Individual)


2009 European Junior Solheim Cup team (Won 2/3 matches)


2009 College Ranking 40th out of 1500


2009 Winner Las Vegas Collegiate Showdown (54 hole total: -7)


2009 Golf Digest College Player of the Week


2009 USGA GHIN Handicap +2.4


2010 1st place PAC 10 Championships (Team)


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About Sherlyn Popelka

Always ready to play and compete at her highest level for the sake of her team, seventeen-year-old Freshman University of Arizona women’s golfer Sherlyn Popelka has proven time and again that talent and potential are truly demonstrated in youth. By posting impressive scores in multiple rounds and several outstanding finishes, Sherlyn Popelka has earned the admiration not just of her teammates and their coach but also those of her golf competitors as well. Sherlyn is a typical Capricorn who possesses a persistent drive to accomplish things in one or more of the following areas: intellectual; spiritual; emotional; material; career; business; and of course, sports. Steady and careful in whatever she does, Sherlyn has the genuine gift to concentrate deeply at what lies before her in order to succeed at what needs to be done. The rules and regulations of golf have been inculcated in Sherlyn early, and so has and due recognition while playing on the golf course. Eminently practical, Sherlyn Popelka is one young woman who is able to see the efforts required to attain the lofty peaks to which Capricorn-born individuals like her aspire. Fortunately Sherlyn has not been pulled down by a crazy obsession for the drive to succeed, mostly focusing the bulk of her youthful energies on completing her pre-business major at the UA. Sherlyn has been developing her expertise at the game, keeping her aim within sure sight and putting her heart into everything.

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