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Sherlyn Popelka was born on 22. December 1991, in Zurich Switzerland as an only child to a multicultural family. Her mother is Maldivian and her father from the Czech Republic. The family enjoyed travelling during her early years to many new places such as Thailand, the Dominican Republic and even lived in Australia over the winter months from 1997-2000. Sherlyn started attending a private international school in Zürich from the age of 4 onwards. She skipped 1st grade and stayed at the school until 7th grade, when the family moved to Florida in 2004. In the U.S. Sherlyn attended 3 different schools at Saddlebrook Resort and Academy, IMG Academy and Lake Mary. Sherlyn graduated from high school in 2009 from Lake Mary Preparatory School in Lake Mary, Florida.
Sherlyn Popelka started playing golf at the age of 6 and played competitively from ages 7-19.
Below are some highlights of past achievements:
2001 – 2003 1st place Swiss Order of Merit Age category: 14 and under
2001 - 2003 Over 20 junior tournament wins in Switzerland
2002 5th place 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 Individual European Girls Championship, Kokkola Finland
2009 First ever Swiss player to qualify for the 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)
** At this time Sherlyn Popelka does not play competitively nor is she sponsored by any companies. Statements to the contrary are 100% false. **
Sherlyn Popelka currently lives and works in in Zurich, Switzerland. Sherlyn completed a dual bachelor’s degree in International Business in 2014 and hopes to continue her studies with an MBA soon. Sherlyn is fluent in both German and English and is currently studying Spanish. She enjoys reading, writing, spending time with her two cats and travelling.