Kirkbymoorside Golf Club offers an evening with one of the world’s greatest caddies
Ryedale residents will have the chance to meet a world renowned golf caddy on March 11th, when he visits Kirkbymoorside Golf Club for a special ‘evening with’ event.
‘An Evening with Billy Foster’ is ticket-only, and Yorkshireman Billy will use the occasion to tell of his time as a caddy to some of the world’s best golfers, including Seve Ballesteros, Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods.
Billy began working as a full time caddy in 1983 and has since proved to be a world class performer, amassing a staggering total of 30 tournament victories, including eight wins with Seve Ballesteros, 12 with Darren Clarke, four with Gordon Brand Junior and one each with Sergio Garcia, Sam Torrance and HJ Baiocchi.
Among many career highlights, Foster has caddied in 10 Ryder Cups and has been part of some special moments including Seve’s victories in the 1991 PGA Championship and Darren Clarke’s victory over Tiger Woods in the final of the 2000 WGC Accenture World Match Play. Billy recently caddied for 2009 Race to Dubai winner and world No.1 Lee Westwood and Tiger Woods famously "borrowed" him from Clarke for the Presidents Cup in 2005 when his own caddie was unavailable. Tiger said, "I like his personality - it's very competitive. Very feisty!"
Richard Carr, manager at Kirkbymoorside Golf Club, said: “It’s a great opportunity to meet one of the real characters of the professional golfing world, and we’re delighted to be welcoming him to Kirkbymoorside. His stories and insights are legendary. We know this will be a sell out event so if people are interested in coming along, we’d recommend getting hold of tickets as soon as possible.”
Tickets are available for £25 per person and include a two course carvery. The event starts at 7.30pm. For more information, or to purchase tickets call 01751 431525.