Born in Edinburgh in 1976, Kirsty Gallacher soon moved to Berkshire when her father became the Club Pro at Wentworth and she lived in the area before moving to London. A graduate of the London College of Fashion, Kirsty's other interests include art and music but she is as likely to be spotted on the golfing green as in London's art galleries as she has been playing golf since the age of ten. She also actively enjoys swimming, tennis and live football.
The daughter of former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher, Kirsty previously worked on the other side of the camera first as a production junior before becoming an editorial assistant on Sky Sports' award winning golf coverage. For two years she worked on the European and US PGA Tours including Europe's victory in the 1997 Ryder Cup at Valderrama.
Kirsty Gallacher has also been a guest on They Think It's All Over on BBC 1, ITV's SM:TV Live and Slap Bang and Mark Owen's Celebrity Scooters for BBC Choice during Euro 2000. Her favourite sporting moment was also a very special day in her life when the European team captained by her father became the first team to win the Ryder Cup on American soil at the Oakhill Country Club in September 1995.
Kirsty has posed for men's magazines Maxim and Nuts. Posing for such magazines has also made her a favourite in the tabloid press in Britain, particularly the Daily Record in Scotland. She released her first calendar in 2004 - her 2005 calendar was shot in Dubai and was the subject of a Sky One programme, Kirsty Does Dubai. In August 2005, Kirsty was the main presenter for The All Star Cup; a golf tournament contested by celebrities from Europe and the United States. Played to the Ryder Cup format, Europe beat the United States.
In December 2006, Kirsty Gallacher and her boyfriend Paul Sampson celebrated the birth of their first child, Oscar.