Ian Baker-Finch has ticked off a lot off boxes over his illustrious career in golf.
The 1991 British Open champion was a prominent figure on tour, chalking up 18 career victories before turning his talents to course design and the commentary box, where he continues to call all the action on the US PGA Tour for American network CBS Sports.
Now, as a side project, he’s taking aim at another passion of his – golf travel. The Aussie legend has signed up as an ambassador for easyGolf Worldwide travel & tours, where he will work with company CEO Richard Tessel to promote inbound golf tours to Australia across the United States.
“I’m really excited to join easyGolf Worldwide as an ambassador,” says Baker-Finch, now based in Florida.
“I’ve been incredibly lucky to have enjoyed careers as both a player and commentator in this sport. But joining the golf tour industry and help expose Australia’s great golf courses to the world is something I have been determined to do for some time now.
“I’m a proud Aussie, so when the opportunity came to join Australia’s Best Inbound Golf Tour Operator for 2016, whose mission is to bring more visitors to our beautiful country, it was an easy decision.”
“Finchy” remains one of world golf’s most recognisable names – his easy-going nature and love of the game making him one of the most popular voices behind the mic.
Along with his course design business and television work, Finchy has become one of the more sought-after corporate presenters, hosting golf days for many leading corporations and charities all over the world. It is this love of the sport and his professional attitude that makes him a great fit for the luxury golf travel company, according to Tessel.
“Having an ambassador of the calibre of Ian on board is something we are extremely proud of and we look forward to working with him going forward.”
Established in 2000, easyGolf Worldwide travel & tours has been providing golfers with holidays and excursions to all the world’s best golf courses. Whether you need a private golf day, a corporate or charity golf day or even an International Golf experience, easyGolf Worldwide travel & tours are there to deliver an unforgettable experience.