After Dinner Speaker
“Alan was the best speaker we’ve had at our club dinner in many years. His real life golf stories were a huge hit with our members and very relevant for our audience. His down to earth, witty and personable style make him a fantastic choice of speaker for any golf event.”
Ross Duncan, Peebles Golf Club, Peebles
Alan looks back at the highs and lows of a somewhat interesting career.
He expresses fondness and great humour when reminiscing about his tales from when he played on The European Tour in 1997.
Alan was lucky enough to play world over with some of the greats, but unlucky with laughable “run-ins” with players such as Nick Faldo and the late, great Seve Ballesteros.
His finale is left for when he played with Ben Crenshaw (at that time was US Masters Champion) and Tiger Woods in the 1995 Scottish Open at Carnoustie. In finding out that Alan had become the first player ever to shoot 64 at Carnoustie 12 months earlier, Crenshaw and Woods requested to play with him.
The sequence of events that occurred from the 1st tee to the bar afterwards is not to be missed and Alan’s ability to laugh at himself is refreshing to say the least.
“It was clear at the table over dinner that Alan was great company with a host of stories. He had done his homework and picked up on the evening's events, adding an extra dimension to his most entertaining performance. Clubs should have speakers who are steeped in golf, have significant credibility, but who can laugh at themselves in relating their tales to entertain. Alan absolutely ticked all the boxes.”
Neil Harper - Captain, Deeside Golf Club, Aberdeen
“Having known Alan for years, it was an honour for us to invite him to Turnberry to entertain our National Finalists from the 2014 Volvo National Golf Club Challenge. His golf stories, anecdotes and delivery were first class, helping make our evening a wonderful success. Alan will now form an integral part of our future National Finals.”
Stacey Jeffries - Event Director and Founder, The Volvo National Golf Club Challenge
“Alan’s delivery was first-class, interesting, funny and factual. His ability to laugh and poke fun at himself was most refreshing. He was hugely successful at our annual dinner and proved a very popular choice amongst the members of Royal Troon Golf Club.”
Ken Arthur, Captain – Royal Troon Golf Club, Troon
"Always impressed by Alan and although I have heard him a few times, his material and passion always shines through. What a great response to last night's Sportsman's Dinner."
John Clark, Past Captain, Old Ranfurly Golf Club, Renfrewshire
"Alan's golf stories and anecdotes were delivered impeccably and is definitely the best speaker we have ever had. He researched our club and officials beforehand which he used to great effect. Was a big hit with our members who he mixed with throughout the evening. Well worth us flying him over to the Isle of Man."
Neil Richmond, Secretary - Peel Golf Club, Isle of Man
"With 362 Nottinghamshire Golfers attending their annual dinner, they all returned home having had an evening of wonderful entertainment and fun, delivered in great style by Alan. This was as good as it gets."
Harry Robinson, Secretary - Notts Union of Golfers
"We wanted a speaker at our annual dinner who could talk about the world of golf, but from a different perspective from some of our previous speakers, Alan did exactly that. He was passionate and articulate about his time on the tour, was very interesting and very amusing. He understood the tone of our evening completely, was a delight to have at our dinner and hugely appreciated by all who attended”
Charlie Cantlay, President - Lloyds Golf Club, London
"Comments I heard the following day at the club were,"Excellent night"..."Great food, great speaker, great evening"..."Where did you get him from, he was brilliant"..."One of the best we've ever had". Alan was a breath of fresh air at our annual dinner and I'm so pleased I went with my instinct and booked him. I would have no hesitation whatsoever, in recommending him to others."
David Lawman, Captain - Kings Lynn Golf Club, Norfolk
"The mixture of humour entwined with stories from Alan's own personal experiences in the golfing world was just the right formula for the highlight of our evening. It has been one of the most talked about events (in the most positive way) we have had at the club in years. Would thoroughly recommend to any golf club having a special occasion, be it a men's dinner or a mixed event.
Gary Stangoe, General Manager - Reading Golf Club, Berkshire