An Evening With Tony Jacklin: Review

An Evening With Tony Jacklin: Review

Last Thursday, we were honoured to welcome Tony Jacklin CBE to the Club for the first time. Jacklin is one of the most famous British golfers, multiple winner on the European Tour, three time winning Ryder Cup captain and iconic winner of the Open and US Open Championships. 

The evening started with a prize presentation by Jacklin to our Junior golfers on the occasion of their Club Championships and a group photo with them all and the great man on the 18th green with the Claret Jug kindly lent to us by The R and A for the evening.   Our Members and their Guests then enjoyed a drinks reception sponsored by Nyetimber, recently awarded the best sparkling wine in the UK and soon to become the new Club Fizz.  After a delicious dinner, guests were treated to a photo with Tony and the Claret Jug,  plus a short video and Q&A with the golfing legend, where they were able to share his lifetime experiences winning his two Majors as well as behind the scenes stories of the four Ryder Cups he was Captain for and the seven he played in.

During the evening a raffle was held for the opportunity to play golf with Jacklin the next morning.  The lucky winners drawn out by Tony were Patrick Jacobs, David Gallyer, Tricia Culliford, and Andrew Kemp. The evening was rounded off with a silent auction of his signed memorabilia, with the star prize being the opportunity to play golf with Tony Jacklin at the famous Concession Club which he co-designed with Jack Nicklaus in Florida.  We were delighted that the raffle and auction monies raised in excess of £5000 which will go towards the Captains' charities and Rainbows Hospice, Tony Jacklin's nominated charity. Click here to see Testimonials from the event.

A selection of photographs from the evening are on display in the Clubhouse reception. All the photos can be seen by clicking  here. If you would like an JPEG copy, please email Alternatively printed copies are available at £2 each.

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