Thanks Ivor!

30 11 2015

If you’ve ever watched the British Open – or, indeed, any European Tour event on TV – you can’t fail to have noticed Ivor Robson, the distinguished looking, grey-haired gentleman in the jacket and tie who introduces the players on the first tee. Well, a fortnight ago, after 41 years on the job as the tour’s official starter, Ivor finally retired.

Renowned for his ability to stand on the tee for up to ten hours at a time without ever needing to take a bathroom break, Ivor has become a well loved figure on the circuit, not least by the players. Here are some of their attempts to emulate his distinctive way of introducing players on the first tee:

Thanks Ivor, and all da best!

Dave B.

 

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8 responses

30 11 2015
Martin

Yes Dave. He’s a gem.
Thanks for the post.

1 12 2015
Bagger Dave

You’re welcome, Martin. Last of his kind, I’d imagine.

1 12 2015
peter507c

Good one David, thanks

1 12 2015
Bagger Dave

My pleasure, Mr Dobbs.

1 12 2015
Len Doyle

Loved it David .. thanks for sending out

1 12 2015
Bagger Dave

Glad you liked it, Len. See you on Saturday (I hope).

2 12 2015
hitsitleft

Yes, thank you indeed.  Truly a unique man and one who will be missed. The place I was talking about yesterday is called Vella Golf Academy and it’s in the Maldives.  Not as expensive as I said though,  it’s only  $1600-23,000 a night. Can I borrow your credit card? 

Sent from my Galaxy Tab® E

2 12 2015
Bagger Dave

Sounds very reasonable, Roderick. In my next life, perhaps…

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