Mark Roe is a British golfer known for his long running career playing in the European Tour and for his shock disqualification from the 2003 Open Championship. Continuing to work as a golfer and sports speaker Mark Roe remains one of the most well-known British golfers of his generation and is a popular choice for after dinner speaker events across the UK.
Beginning his professional career in 1981 Mark Roe went on to play in the European Tour, winning three times and reaching 9th in the Order of Merit. Winning the Massimo Dutti Catalan Open, Lancome Trophy and Peugeot Open De France, were all career highlights for Mark, who also represented England in three World Cups and the 1994 Dunhill Cup.
Determined, ambitious and hard working Mark held all the qualities required to maintain his on-course presence throughout his more than twenty year European Tour career. His skill and personality helping to maintain both his public appeal and tournament credentials.
At the 2003 Open Championship, an unfortunate lapse of memory led to Mark and his partner forgetting to swap scorecards which was in contempt of the official game rules. Incidentally, the players signed for the wrong scores and were disqualified, a huge blow for the duo. Overcoming the set back with dignity and sportsmanship rose the profile of Mark in the eyes of other players and fans, which is in part why he is so popular today.
Since his retirement in 2006, Mark has become a highly respected coach credited with helping some of the current stars including Lee Westwood OBE and Ross Fisher. Most recently he has become a commentator for Sky Sports, praised for his knowledge and insightful analysis of games.
An incredibly popular golf speaker Mark Roe is often called upon to appear at specialist sports events, his eloquence and charisma making him a truly memorable and captivating speaker. As a golf speaker, Mark highlights the pressure and competition he had to contend with in the years that he spent at the height of his career. Inspiring, motivational and, a genuinely down to earth gentleman, Mark is an ideal choice to attend sports awards, corporate functions or private events.
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:
- Sporting Success
- Overcoming Adversity
- European Tour
- Professional Golf