Tony Jacklin announced as Guest of Honour for the English Deaf Golf Open

English Deaf Golfers Association (EDGA) are pleased to announce that Tony Jacklin, CBE, will be at Heythrop Park for day one of the EDGA English Deaf Golf Open. Tony Jacklin is the winner of two Major Golf Championships (Open Champion 1969, US Open Champion 1970) and captain of Europe’s Ryder Cup team four times (1983, 1985 1987 and 1989).

Tony is the most successful Ryder Cup Captain of all time and played the leading role in the European’s 1985 victory in the Ryder Cup, helping them win for the first time in 28 years and also in 1987 where the Americans lost for the first time on home soil.

Tony has been hearing impaired for over 25 years and wears a hearing aid device on both sides which has improved his golf. Sound is an important factor in Tony’s game so that he knows how well the golf ball has been struck.

It is an honour for EDGA to welcome Tony to our 2013 Open at Heythrop Park, on the 12 to 14 July.

Entries are still open. For more information on the event visit the English Deaf Golfers Association website