An English professional golfing legend, Mark James enjoyed an extensive career on the European Tour as well as many Ryder Cup appearances, including a captaincy in 1999. Now playing on the US-based Champions Tour, Mark is a pre-eminent golf speaker who understands how to achieve peak performance over a sustained period as well as the ability to perform under pressure consistently.
Winning his first amateur championship in 1974, Mark went on to become part of the Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup team in 1975. With his first professional win coming in 1977 at the Lusaka Open, Mark had become a regular competitor to some of the highest ranked players in the world. Mark James picked up his first of eighteen European Tour victories in 1978 by winning The Sun Alliance Match Play Championship. Achieving goals and maximising success are two attributes appropriate to a number of social and corporate environments and Mark emphasises these two skills thoroughly during talks as a golf speaker.
During his career, Mark enjoyed four top-finishes at the Open Championship and consistently ranked within the top 30 players on the Order of Merit. Diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2000, Mark overcame this adversity and returned to play on the professional tour just one year later. Mark’s tales as a sports speaker of his journey through this difficult time inspires others to tackle hurdles in their own lives in order to realise their ambitions.
Turning 50 in late 2003, Mark joined the Senior Tour and continued his impressive form that had been so prevalent throughout his career. In 2004, Mark became the first European to win a Champions Tour event, with victory at the Ford Senior Players Championship. Mark consistently finishes in the top 20 on the money list for the tour and is a respected figure amongst his American and European golfing peers.
Mark enjoys his times as an after dinner speaker as much as he does hosting golf days for both corporate and enthusiast clients. An ideal personality to have on the course with you, Mark is happy to answer questions and join in on match play with other guests.
To book Mark for your event, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency using the contact details below.
When at corporate events, Mark is known to cover the following topics:
- Golf Speaker
- Sports Speaker
- Overcoming Adversity
- Achieving Goals
- Maximising Success