Jordan Anthony Gibb
5ft 10in / 11st 3lb
Long Term Goals:
• To win on the European Tour
• To be ranked top 50 in the world
• To compete for Major Championships
Short Term Goals:
• To win multiple times in 2015
• To gain European Tour Card within 2 years
• To finish 2015 with sub-70 stroke average
• Top 15 in Le Vaudreuil - 2013 with -14 total (71,65,68,70)
• Top 10 finish in Kenya and Top 15 in India - 2012 (2 of first 3 events on CT)
• Order of Merit Winner for both Valencia Region and Murcia Tour 2014
• Made Cut in Hong Kong - 2012 (first European Tour event)
• Progressed through all 3 stages Q School 2011 (14 under par for final 2 stages)
• 9th in Alps Order of Merit 2011 with 14 Consecutive cuts made
• County and South of England Boys champion as an Amateur
• Scoring Record for most consecutive rounds at par/better at UNF (13)
My name is Jordan Gibb and I am a professional golfer competing on the European Challenge Tour. I am 28 years old and currently reside in Benijofar, Alicante in Spain. I turned professional in 2010 after a successful amateur and college career and have made an encouraging start to my journey in the professional ranks.
I grew up in Kent, England where I was introduced to the game of golf by my father. Despite having excelled in most sports as a youngster, golf seemed to be the one that I had a real gift for. I went on to become county boys champion as well as the South of England boys champion. These results and several good performances in other national and international events helped me earn a scholarship to attend the University of North Florida, a respected Division 1 college. At UNF I was able to develop my game whilst achieving a degree in English and Economics. Over the four years I became a more and more important part of the team and in my final semester posted a tied-1st and two top-5s in a row while breaking the school record for consecutive rounds of par or better.
I made the move to Spain and turned professional in late 2010 and qualified to compete on the Alps Tour in 2011 where I was the model of consistency, making 14 consecutive cuts on my way to finishing 9th in the Order of merit. Later that year I progressed through all 3 stages of the European Tour Qualifying school, making the cut in Catalunya and earning my Challenge Tour card for 2012. I made an excellent start to 2012 on Challenge Tour with a top 10 and a top 15 finish in my first three events. While I haven't been able to progress as much as I would have liked since then, I see only positive signs for my future in this game.
When I played on the European Tour in Hong Kong in November 2012, I was competing with the world's best and played as well as I had all year. I dealt with and thrived in an unknown and pressure filled situation. That shows I can raise my game at the highest level and compete with the best players in golf. I have also won multiple times in Spain in a region that includes European Tour and Challenge Tour players. One of these wins came in the region's grand final and one came this year in a 4 man play off. Winning is an art and it is comforting to know that I can get over the line when in contention. I also know that I have shown only glimpses of my capabilities, I am highly talented, dedicated and having spent 3 years out on tour, I have learned so much that will help me in the future.
One thing that has become particularly clear is the need for a support team around you. No one gets to the top without support and I have begun building mine. I have a new coach and I am inspired by the progress we are making together, I have a short game coach as well as a mental coach and am looking to surround myself with people who can help me move forward. I averaged 71.56 in 2013 and 71.42 in 2014. Less than 2 shots a round will take me to the top level of this game. I know that what I am working on will lead me to achieving that goal.
Copyright Jordan Gibb 2015