Golfer Ian Poulter is a member of both the PGA Tour and European Tours. He is also the touring professional at Woburn Golf and Country Club in Buckinghamshire. Renowned for radical and unconventional style of dress, Ian ran his own clothing design company until 2017 offering stylish, fashionable and high-quality clothes in golf and lifestyle for the corporate events division.
Ian Poulter first picked up a golf club at the age of four, encouraged by his father, himself a low handicapped player.
Unable to get a job as a golf pro at a private club, Ian’s entry into the world of professional golf came via a spell as an assistant pro and shop manager at Chesfield Downs in Hertfordshire. Ultimately joining the European Tour, he gained his first professional win on the second tier challenge at the Open de Cote d’Ivoire. He also took the Italian title and was made the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year in his first season. Further wins followed over the next four years most notably the Volvo Masters in 2004. The same season he was made a member of the European Ryder Cup Squad scoring the winning points and subsequently securing himself a place on the 2005 PGA Tour. Since then, he has divided his time between both tours. High spots of his career to date include a hole-in-one on the 16th at Augusta National at the 2008 Masters Tournament and in the same year, scored the most points on either side in the Ryder Cup. In 2010 he reached No. 5 in the World Rankings.
Renowned for his eccentric dress sense, Ian developed his own range of designer golf wear, his inspiration coming from his mother who managed a branch of a well-known high street store. His most famous pieces include trousers bearing the famous Claret Jug. After ten years, Ian closed the business down and is now concentrating on his playing career.
Ian is available for golf days, as an after dinner speaker and for personal appearances.