John Hawksworth – Golf Commentator and Former PGA Golfer. After- Dinner Speaker.
John Hawksworth has been connected with golf for over 25 years.
He worked his way up through the amateur ranks starting at county level, in which he represented Lancashire through to Great Britain and Ireland in the 1985 Walker Cup in America.
John’s team mates included 8 times Order of Merit winner Colin Montgomerie, and on the opposing side, the likes of major winner Davis Love III. He then progressed to the professional ranks where he played on the PGA European Tour from 1986 – 2000.
John Hawksworth started working within the TV industry in the mid 90s and became regularly involved from 2000 onwards.
His media career started with Talk Sport radio before being summoned to the BBC for a voice test where he was offered a position as an on course commentator for BBC Golf.
During his time with the BBC, John also became a commentator with American broadcasters The Golf Channel.
Through his knowledge and vast experience, John has now become a regular golf guest both on Sky Sports News and Sky Sports Golf Night. You will also hear him in the commentary box alongside the likes of Steve Beddow.
John is regularly in demand as an after-dinner speaker.
Let John entertain your guests with his golf stories and experiences through the decades. From playing in the Walker Cup with Colin Montgomery to the trials and tribulations of the European Tour and right up to the present day as a golf commentator and pundit.
John Hawksworth will take you through his travels across the continents with hilarious stories like coming face to face with a gun toting American on a course in Florida, nearly missing the British Open because of overzealous Marshalls and being deported from Czechoslovakia at gunpoint!