Ronan Rafferty named ambassador for World Amateur Tour

Ronan Rafferty named ambassador for World Amateur Tour

Six-tournament schedule includes events in the Caribbean, Portugal and China

Metro Golf Notes Posted by Reid Spencer
image (Photo courtesy of World Amateur Tour)
Ronan Rafferty, a 14-time European Tour winner on the European Tour, has signed on as ambassador and coach for U.K. players on the World Amateur Tour.

Former European Tour No. 1 and 14-time winner on Tour Ronan Rafferty will become ambassador and coach for the World Amateur Tour.  

The Northern Irishman enjoyed an excellent amateur career in his early years, winning the Boy's Amateur Championship and the English Open Amateur Championship, joining the Walker Cup Team at the age of 17.

The most notable achievement of Rafferty's professional career came in 1989, when he finished at the top of the European Tour Order of Merit. He won seven times on the European Tour between 1989 and 1993 and was also a member of the victorious Ryder Cup team in 1989. 

Rafferty now plays mostly in the Senior European Tour tournaments and is involved in broadcasting and golf days organization.  He will be in charge of UK players during the Tour, sharing his best advice and stories as a professional golfer in order to help them reach their best level. 

Now in its third year, the World Amateur Tour, a 36-hole tournament organized in the same standards as the biggest international professional competitions is thrilled to have such an amazing player amongst its ambassadors.

“I am very happy to join the adventure, and when Jean-Charles Cambon called to offer me the opportunity to represent such an amazing concept in the UK, I could only say yes,” Rafferty said.

“I can't wait to share my experience and skills with the competitors. I really look forward to our collaboration and next legs in Punta Cana and Portugal.” 

The 2018 Tour consists of six tournaments to be played on some of the most beautiful and exclusive courses in the world, offering amateur players the unique experience of the pressure and adrenaline of professional tournaments.

The next two legs will be played at the Punta Espada Golf Club in Punta Cana (March 28-30) and the West Cliffs Golf Club in Lisbon Portugal (May 3-6). After events in Scotland, China (Jinji Lake Golf Club above) and Spain, the series concludes with the Tour Championship at Fancourt in South Africa (November 29-December 2).

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