Colin Montgomerie has earned himself the reputation of being one of the finest golfers to ever swing a golf club. Colin can boast an extensive number of European Tour wins, PGA Tour victories, Staysure Tour wins and of course, leading the European team to glory in the 2010 Ryder Cup competition in addition to his other Ryder Cup appearances.
Highly respected among his peers, Colin’s award-winning golf course designs can be found all over the world.
Colin Montgomerie’s name has been synonymous in the world of golf since he first hit the top ten player rankings in 1994. Probably the finest golfer never to win a major, he did however, reach the number 2 slot and retained his spot among the golfing elite for almost 400 weeks. Between 1993 and 1999, Colin finished first on the European Tour Order of Merit every year during which time he achieved 31 victories. At the height of his career Monty, as he became affectionately known, earned himself the reputation of being one of the best drivers and most accurate iron players on the circuit but he is best known as one of the greatest Ryder Cup players in the history of the game. A member of the European team on eight occasions, he holds the distinction of never losing a singles match, sinking the winning putt in 1997 before taking on the captaincy in 2010 and later being made the BBC Sports Personality Coach of the Year.
A major ambassador to the game of golf Monty’s autobiography reflects on his most outstanding Ryder Cup experiences and tells the story of a man who continues to strive to add to his achievements. In addition to his autobiography, he has also written The Thinking Man’s Guide to Golf, an instructional book in which he attempts to set out a common-sense approach to the game and is highly respected for his approach to course design for which he draws on his considerable experience of playing the world’s greatest courses.
Aside from golf, Montgomerie has founded his own charitable trust, The Colin Montgomerie Charitable Foundation which benefits a number of charities including Marie Curie Cancer Care, NSPCC, The British Heart Foundation and The British Lung Foundation.
Available for after dinner speaking and moderated Q and A, Monty’s presentations reveal the challenges met on and off the Ryder Cup course at Celtic Manor how his game plan and tactics played out, how he structured the team to meet those challenges and what motivates him.