Tony Jacklin CBE

Golfing Hall Of Famer

Golf legend and motivational speaker Tony Jacklin CBE is a record breaking golf player, known for winning three Ryder Cups, two Majors, the US Open and the Open Championship whilst breaking every performance record in the history of British golf by just 26 years old. An expert golf speaker and resident World Hall of Fame golfer, Tony is the perfect personality for your event, engaging with audiences across the globe and bringing a freshness to the circuit that reflects the way in which breathed life back into the Ryder Cup.

The son of a lorry driver Tony overcame the adversity of class prejudices to win eight events on the European Tour in the first decade since its inception as well as victories in America, South America, Australasia and South Africa. A wonderful golf speaker, Tony can deliver after dinner speeches about his time as one of the most prominent golfers in the most complex and intricate sports around.

As part of his work as a golf speaker Tony calls on his experience playing some of the most challenging courses in the world, aside from inspiring his work as a sports speaker such experience has led to the development of his own golf course design brand. This brand combines both the creativity and challenge of course playing, bringing his golf player and sports speaker expertise to the fore to culminate in a complex and exciting range of courses and interesting business opportunities.

As both a sportsman and golf speaker Tony is the consummate professional, combining his playing career and later life as a pre-eminent authority within the sport to offer unique and entertaining after dinner speeches. Beyond acting as an after dinner speaker Tony is also an engaging event host and is available for hire as an auctioneer for charity functions and golf fundraising events.

What makes Tony stand out amongst the plethora of other golf speakers is his passion; he thoroughly enjoys participating in golf days, joining in with matchplay and answering guests’ questions on the day. Tony is an ideal personality to have on the course with a warm and approachable persona combined with amazing skill and consistency with all of his shots. After the matchplay, Tony can deliver question and answer sessions as a golf speaker, providing an insight into his time battling the greats of the sports, as well as the practice and drive needed to maintain his level of performance.

It is the aforementioned drive and determination that make Tony Jacklin CBE stand out from his peers; the way in which he has worked to overcome adversity is impressive and admirable to any audience member; Tony has worked tirelessly in his career as both an active golf player and sports speaker and it is the resolve he demonstrates both on and off the course that have captivated audiences who witness his work as a motivational speaker.

A strong leader, winner of numerous prestigious contests and inspirational sports personality Tony Jacklin CBE is an excellent choice of after dinner speaker; he strives to instil his personal work ethic in his audiences, sharing with them the poem and mantra he lives by:

“If you think you are beaten, you are
If you think you dare not, you don’t,
If you like to win, but you think you can’t
It is almost certain you won’t.

Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man,
But soon or late the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can!”

It is this deep and intellectual personal insight that make Tony Jacklin CBE more than simply an after dinner speaker and sports specialist, alongside all his work in the world of golf Tony is a fantastic, charismatic and moving motivational speaker. 

To book Tony Jacklin CBE 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, Tony is known to cover the following topics:

  • Golf Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Maximising Performance
  • Drive & Determination
  • Achieving Goals
  • Golf Days

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See what people had to say about Tony at corporate events here:

“Tony Jacklin CBE was absolutely superb and surpassed all my expectations. I have already had many messages thanking me for the day; ‘best golf day I have attended’ is a common response. Playing 18 holes with Tony Jacklin CBE and listening to some of his wisdom is something that will stay with me for a very long time – many of his theories transcend all sports and business alike. Wonderful.  Willie is a class act as well – his style is perfect for events like that.” – PMGC

“Tony Jacklin CBE, attended our annual prize-giving as Guest Speaker and to present prizes and certificates to award winners. All the boys, parents and staff at the event were enthralled by his interesting and entertaining speech.  He included just the right amount of material to keep the audience completely engaged – the content was inspirational and motivational with appeal to all ages. Tony has a warm and delightful personality and graciously stayed on at the end of the formal ceremony, taking time to chat with pupils and parents, making the day a memorable event for all.” – Homefield, Preparatory School, Sutton

“Of course Tony was fantastic and made it a special occasion for everyone there, especially the nine golfers who managed to beat him!” – Adrian, Upfront