Britain’s most famous golfer is all set to swing into Aberdeen this summer for a rare 19th-hole style chat night with fans in the city’s Music Hall.
While the Scottish Open Golf Championship is being played at Royal Aberdeen, Sir Nick Faldo will be pitching to a different crowd at the city centre venue as he shares some of the inside stories of his reign as one of the most successful European golfers of all time.
A respected businessman and broadcaster within the sport these days, he will be chipping in with his talents as a humourous and engaging speaker for An Evening with Sir Nick Faldo on Saturday, July 12.
And tickets for the exclusive event go on sale this Friday (March 7) online at www.aberdeenperformingarts.com, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.
"With golf fever hitting the city as some of the game's best hit the links at Royal Aberdeen, it is fantastic that Sir Nick is taking time out to spend an evening entertaining the Aberdeen public with tales from his illustrious career,” said Aberdeen Performing Arts director of programming and creative projects Ben Torrie.
“He is one of the great personalities of the modern game, and it will surely be a memorable evening – a hole in one for APA!"
The only living British golfer to be knighted by the Queen for his contributions and service to golf, Sir Nick was just 14 when he saw the 1971 Masters on his parents’ new colour television and had never even picked up a golf club.
Within three years he was a successful British amateur and by the age of 20 he had become the youngest player ever to qualify for the Ryder Cup.
Thirty years later, and with six Major championships and more than 40 tournament victories under his belt as well as a total of 98 weeks as the world’s number one golfer, he is broadly regarded as the most successful golfer that Britain has ever produced.
Through the creation of Faldo Enterprises, Sir Nick has also become a prolific success away from the course and is currently more involved with the business of golf than ever before.
The list of companies and initiatives already under the Faldo golf umbrella include: his world-renowned golf course design company, Faldo Design, currently involved with over 50 projects on six continents; the Faldo Series, one of the premier programmes for aspiring young golfers; and a number of other projects in which Faldo plays an active role.
Celebrated shot maker turned compelling sportscaster, Sir Nick has also been causing a stir on the airwaves, rather than fairways, in his new career as a television commentator.
His insightful presence in the commentary booth has resulted in lead analyst positions for two of the principal American broadcasters of PGA Tour golf – CBS and the Golf Channel.