Corporate Golfer & After Dinner Speaker
Brett Ogle is one of the most recognisable faces in Australian Golf, having competed successfully on the international circuit, commentated golf and hosted television programs dedicated to the sport.
Down to earth, humourous and articulate, Brett Ogle is an entertaining after dinner speaker and the ideal personality to entertain clients on the green, as part of a corporate golf day.
Born in Paddington, Sydney, Brett was adopted at six weeks of age and grew up in the country town of Goulburn. A multi-talented sportsperson, in his younger years he played hockey, rugby, rugby league and was a State Champion at both table tennis and athletics.
Brett discovered golf when he was 12. It took him just three years to reduce his handicap from 32 to one, and to realise he could make a living from the sport.
As an amateur golfer Brett Ogle won the Australian and New South Wales Junior Championships, Australian Amateur Medal, and leading Amateur at the Australian Open. In 1985, aged 21, Brett turned professional and found success on tour almost immediately. He won the Tahiti Open in 1986 and followed that success with 12 victories worldwide. None were better than his come from behind win at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am Tournament on the US Tour in 1993.
Brett took a break from tournament play in 1997 to establish his own company; Brett Ogle Golf Australia (BOGA), which specialises in coordinating corporate golf days. During that time he also embarked on a career in the media as an on-course commentator before returning to tournament golf at the South Australian Open in November 1999.
Brett remained on tour for a further two years then returned to work in the media in 2002. Since then he has been engaged as the host of The Golf Show on Fox Sports; the Ambassador for Drummond Golf; he's had weekly radio segments on 2KY, (Sydney) SEN, (Melbourne); and made regular appearances at corporate golf days, functions, and events.
Recognised as one of the game's most gifted and charismatic figures, Brett has been a supporter of several worthwhile charities, including Make-A-Wish Foundation of Australia and Variety -The Children's Charity.
Few players have experienced the highs and lows of life on and off the golf course like Brett Ogle. While confronting many variables, one constant of Brett's career is his humour, a trait that's made him a favourite for after dinner engagements and corporate golf days alike.