Ian Woosnam OBE


Ian Woosnam is a majestic former golf professional who was one of the “Big Five” European golfers during their golden generation. Known fondly as Woosie and the People’s Champion, he is a Major winner and 2017 inductee to the World Golf Hall of Fame. Woosnam won the Masters in 1991, famously slipping on the green jersey to become the world’s number one golfer between 1991 and 1992 for 50 weeks.

He was on the winning Ryder Cup side four times in his career and would also tie once in eight Ryder Cup appearances. In 2006 he captained the European side to a historic thrashing of the Americans, winning by 18.5 points to 9.5. He described the feat as the pinnacle of his extraordinary career in golf. As a result, he was awarded an OBE for his services to the game. The Oswestry born icon was the first player to receive £1 million of prize money in a single year having won eight tournaments in 1987 to claim the European Order of Merit. He would also become the only pro to have won the World Matchplay Championship in three separate decades

He would also star in the iconic Glenmuir advert which was aired during the 2006 Ryder Cup. He has continued to be sponsored by Glenmuir ever since, as well as brands such as RAM Golf, Alleyne Real Estate in Barbados and Forgan St Andrews golf club builders. Since retiring, Ian Woosnam has become a prominent after dinner speaker, featuring at major events, from award ceremonies to golf days; corporate events to sporting occasions.

2019 saw him feature at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship in Hualalai, the Oasis Championship, the Chubb Classic, the Cologuard Classic, the 2019 Masters Tournament, the Austrian Senior Open, the 2019 FarmFoods European Legends Links Championship, the Senior Open and Staysure Tour’s Sinclair Invitational, showing he remains highly sought-after as a legendary golfer at golf days around the world.

Featuring at corporate breakfasts, lunches and gala dinners, in Beat the Pro contests, on Q&As, coaching and interviews, Ian continues to be a face and name that inspires awe at all manner of occasions. A fascinating sporting personality whose achievements in the game have seen him shine as one of the greatest golfers in the history of the sport, the former Ryder Cup Captain and Golf Hall of Famer is a must-have at corporate golf days and gala dinners.

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When at corporate events, Ian is known to cover the following topics:

  • Golf Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Golf Day Host
  • Achieving Success
  • 80’s & 90’s Golf
  • Winning Majors