Date & Time : 15 December 2017 from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location : The Grosvenor House
Guest Speakers : Thomas Bjorn & Ben Norris, hosted by Dougie Donnelly & Sandy Jones
Join us this December at the PGA Annual Lunch for a fantastic afternoon of festive entertainment, including a special 2018 Ryder Cup preview with our guest of honour and recipient of this year’s PGA recognition award, captain of the 2018 European Ryder Cup Team, Thomas Bjorn
The PGA Lunch is a great occasion to entertain clients, colleagues and friends, where you and your guests will enjoy a fabulous 3 course lunch before sitting back to be entertained by our guest speakers. This is one hospitality occasion you won’t want to miss.
In 2018, 21 years after making his Ryder Cup debut under captain Seve Ballesteros (the first Dane to ever play in the tournament), Thomas will become the first Dane and the first Scandinavian to captain Europe in the Ryder Cup.
Thomas will bring a wealth of experience to the role, having featured on three victorious European Ryder Cup teams as a player, with successful appearances following his 1997 debut at The Belfry in 2002 and the win at Gleneagles in 2014. He’s also served as a vice captain on four occasions – under Bernhard Langer in 2004, Colin Montgomerie in 2010, José María Olazábal in 2012 and Darren Clarke at Hazeltine National earlier this year.
The 15-time European Tour winner, who was twice a runner-up in The Open Championship is hugely charismatic and we look forward to hearing about his fantastic career and game plan for bringing the Ryder Cup back home to Europe in 2018.
Ben is a highly experienced and hugely well respected comedian who’s been performing comedy since 1993. He is renowned for his incredibly relaxed stage persona and his innate ability to improvise as well as deliver sharply crafted material. His TV credits include: “Mock the week”, “The Comedy Store”, “Never mind the Buzzcocks” and “They think it’s all over”. Ben has written and performed a number of solo shows at The Edinburgh Festival and was Ed Byrne’s tour support for his 2013 UK tour.
“The term “circuit legend” is overused, but Norris is one of a handful that have been headlining for more than two decades and rarely departs a stage without leaving it torn to shreds in his wake. A master of the craft, this will be an hour of the most polished stand-up you are likely to see.” GQ Magazine
Former BBC Sports reporter Dougie Donnelly now commentates on European Tour Productions worldwide live TV coverage of the European Tour travelling to around 20 tournaments a year around the world.
Our host for the afternoon is Sandy Jones, former Chief Executive of the PGA and one of the game’s most respected figures. After over 25 years in the role of Chief Executive, Sandy has recently stepped aside but will still play an active role within the Association as an Executive President and a trustee of the Associations Benevolent Fund.
Tables are only ever allocated on a first come first serve basis so book now to secure your place and position in the room.