Ernie Els

Former World Number One

Former world number one, Ernie Els is a South African golf speaker and player who is one of six players ever to twice win both the U.S Open and the Open Championship. Continuing to participate in golf tournaments and challenges around the world Ernie Els is a popular sports speaker amongst the golfing community.

Known as the Big Easy because of his height and the smoothness of his swing Ernie Els turned professional in 1989 and joined the European Tour in 1992 where he continues to play and was the leading career money winner for a number of years until he was overtaken by fellow golf speaker and player Lee Westwood in 2011.

Available for hire as a golf speaker for charity and corporate golf days and after dinner speaker events, Ernie’s most notable professional accomplishments include the two consecutive years he topped the European Tour’s Order of Merit list and the two U.S Opens he won a full decade earlier. Ernie Els work as a sporting after dinner speaker often revolves around the memory of these career highlights and involve a variety of humorous and insightful anecdotes regarding his professional career.

In more recent years Ernie Els has been inducted into the Golfing Hall of Fame (2011) and won the 2012 Open Championship; when he is not playing professionally Ernie owns a successful wine making business and a golf course design business. He has also founded a charitable organisation which raises money for underprivileged children to participate in golf, Ernie frequently works as a sports speaker for this charity and is extremely proud of the work they do in his home nation.

To book Ernie Els as the golf speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Ernie speaks on the following topics:

  • International Golf
  • U.S Open
  • Sporting Success
  • Wine-Making
  • Charity Golf Days