“The game of Golf has been kind to me during my fifty years as a professional Golfer and I've learned so much from the great players who went before me. Hard work and dedication were, and still are, vital in order to become a successful player.
I became Ambassador to the West Florida Golf Tour because I believe in everything the Tour stands for. It is about passing on one's experience to the next generation of young players to ensure they give themselves the best possible chance of success.
The plan we have set out at the West Florida Golf Tour will make it a world class environment for those aspiring to be top golfers.
For too long, players who have not yet made it to the major tours have had to pay too much to play on average courses for questionable purses.
We are totally committed to the players, to honesty and to 'doing it right', and we want South West Florida to become THE destination for young professionals, by giving them the opportunity to compete on first class courses for the best $ for $ purses of any other developmental tour.
Our progress so far as well as our projections and plans for the future are extremely exciting, and there is no doubt in my mind that the West Florida Golf Tour will be a HUGE success and you MUST be here in order to give yourselves the best possible chance!”
Looking forward to meeting you,
|1944:||Born in Scunthorpe, Lincs, UK|
|1962:||Turned pro aged 17. Rookie of the Year after finishing 60th in the Order of Merit and earning £344.|
|1967:||Hit the first televised hole in one in Britain at the 165-yard 16th at Royal St George's, Sandwich.|
|1969:||Lifts first major trophy at the Open Championship, Royal Lytham and St Annes, ending 17-year British drought.|
|1970:||Wins US Open championship at Hazeltine. Awarded OBE.|
|1985:||Wins Ryder Cup at The Belfry as non-playing captain, as the United States lose for the first time since 1957. |
|1994/95:||Returns to the game aged 50 and wins first professional tournament for 12 years on Seniors Tour.|
|2002:||Tony and Lee Trevino are named as Honorary Members of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club.|
|2002:||Gains entry into the World Golf Hall of Fame.|
|2003: ||Named captain of the UBS Cup against Arnold Palmer's USA team.|