Forgan of St Andrews is proud to have signed international golfing legend Ian Woosnam, OBE, to represent them on tour.
“When I began our search for a player I wanted to get somebody iconic who had the respect of the golfing public around the world. As soon as I heard Ian was available I knew he was exactly what we were looking for.Ian has signed an initial contract of 3½ years from the 1st July 2008 and got off to a winning start first time out at the recent Russian Seniors in Moscow. His good form has continued with strong finishes in the Senior Open Championship and US Senior Open.
Ian will work closely with us on product development to help keep us at the cutting edge of golf club technology and has been instrumental in making sure the online custom fitting system gives golfers of all standards clubs built to their exact specifications.” Simon Millington, CEO, Forgan.
His highly distinguished professional career has seen Woosnam win more tournaments worldwide than any other contemporary British player – 46 to date –and he was the first golfer in the world to win more than £1,000,000 in prize money in a single year and was world number one for 50 weeks.“I’m delighted to be associated with such a respected and innovative brand as Forgan” ... “I’m a strong supporter of using custom fitted clubs to improve your game, the online custom fit service from Forgan is remarkable ... it’s definitely a step in the right direction for the industry and will allow more golfers to realise their true potential.” Ian Woosnam, OBE.
In 1991 he claimed his most famous victory in winning the Masters at Augusta beating Jose Maria Olazábal by a single shot. He was the first player to win the World Match Play Championship in 3 different decades and has proudly represented Wales in 14 World Cups, winning in 1987.
Having played in 8 Ryder Cups, the pinnacle came when winning as captain in 2006 with Team Europe claiming victory in the competition by a record equaling score of 18½ to 9½ points. This was also the first time Europe had achieved three successive victories.