Caddie Legend, After Dinner Speaker
Paul Stevens toured the world working for many top golfing legends for over 35 years. The longest serving tour caddie, he carried the bag for the likes of Sir Nick Faldo, Greg Norman and Tom Watson as well as supporting The Beatles on stage at the famous Cavern Club in Liverpool.
A natural entertainer, Paul Stevens is an excellent after dinner speaker for golf enthusiasts and golf days. His keynotes offer insightful and often surprising glimpses into the world of golf.
More about Paul Stevens:
Paul began caddying when he was just 12 years of age, at Rochdale Golf Club in the United Kingdom, as a weekend and summer holiday job. However, Paul’s talent as a singer soon took priority and it wasn’t until some years later that he caddied again, this time accompanying his cousin at a professional tournament.
Paul’s career immediately took off and the following year he was standing on the 18th green at royal Lytham St Anne’s, on the final round of the Open with the top two professionals in the field, Gary Player and Peter Oosterhuis.
Paul went on to win 15 tournaments, and had 10 finishes in the top 15 of The Open Championship, including twice being runner-up. He caddied in the Dunhill Cup, Kirin Cup and World Cup, as well as the Ryder Cup, in matches against the legendary Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer.
During a long and highly successful career, Paul also caddied for famous players including the legendary Sam Snead, Christy O’Connor Snr., and Ben Crenshaw at the U.S. Masters’ Champion 1984 and 1995; Hubert Green U.S. Open Champion 1977; Bill Rogers Open Champion 1981, Curtis Strange U.S. Open Champion 1988 and 1989, Sandy Lyle Open Champion 1985 and U.S. Masters Champion 1988. He won the Australian Open in 1984 with Tom Watson (three times Open Champion, Masters and U.S. Open Champion at Royal Melbourne, one of the finest courses in the world.
Paul was the regular caddy for Peter Oosterhuis in 1974, leading money winner and second in Open Championship; Greg Norman in 1979/80; Nick Faldo in 1986, and also for Mark McNulty, second in the Open Championship 1990, with whom he won three German Opens and the 1987 British Masters, which he also won again with Christy O’Connor Junior in 1992.
He engaged brilliantly with a mixed audience and his tales and insights into the world golf went down a storm. I would have no qualms recommending Paul. He contributed perfectly to creating a highly successful event.