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Replacement for the British Open first tee announcer named!

Replacement for the British Open first tee announcer named!

Replacement for the British Open first tee announcer named!

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The Legendary Open Championship[ Starter Ivor Robson Retires.

Last year, I posted on the retirement of the smooth-voiced first tee announcer at the British Open, Ivor Robson.  The players really did love his lilting silky smooth voice.   He stood on the first tee of the Open Championship from the first tee shot to the last without ever taking a break!  The R&A has finally made an announcement of two people who are going to be Ivor’s replacements.  Read on.

Replacement for the British Open first tee announcer named!

Matt Corker and David Lancaster

There’s no way the R&A can ever truly replace Ivor Robson, the legendary first-tee starter at the British Open for the last 41 years. But Robson announced his retirement at the end of 2015, and the tradition of the opening-tee starter at golf’s oldest championship has to go on.

The future of the first-tee starter was announced on Tuesday, as the R&A has tabbed David Lancaster to replace Robson in the role of official Open starter. Lancaster is not alone, though, as Matt Corker will also help out on the first-tee duties.

“It is an honor and a privilege to be given the opportunity to become the official starter,” Lancaster said in a statement. “The Open is one of the most prestigious events in world sport and I have long been inspired by its heritage and the tremendous performances of the golfing greats over the years. Matt and I are very much looking forward to playing a part in history by introducing the players on the first tee.”

Replacement for the British Open first tee announcer named!

To read the rest of this interesting article, go here!

Source:  Kevin Casey   Golf Week

Pictures: Hugh Grew   KFCSpike

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Farewell to Ivor Robson - Retirement is much deserved!

Farewell to Ivor Robson – Retirement is much deserved!

Farewell to Ivor Robson – Retirement is much deserved!

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The day has finally arrived.  The iconic announcer on the first tee for 41 years, Ivor Robson, has retired.  Several PGA Tour and European Tour players try to give their impressions of the great man.  Several try to impersonate the great man.  Some come pretty close, and some fail miserably.  Ivor, a British PGA member, will now have time to play some golf and put his feet up.  Something he has not done in 41 years.  

We will sorely miss that melodious voice on the first tee of the next Open Championship!

Thanks to Michael Collins of ESPN for this video.

Farewell to Ivor Robson - Retirement is much deserved!

ESPN’s Michael Collins got a handful of tour pros to do their best impersonation of legendary European Tour announcer Ivor Robson.

Source: ESPN  Michael Collins

Video: SportsGenie

Picture: Getty Images

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Tom Watson isn't the only one saying farewell at St Andrew's!

Tom Watson isn’t the only one saying farewell at St Andrew’s!

Tom Watson isn’t the only one saying farewell at St Andrew’s!

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We have all grown accustomed to listening to the silky melodious voice of Ivor Robson as he announces players on the first tee of a European Tour tournament.  

Well, all good things must come to an end. There will be extra media coverage on the great Tom Watson as he plays his final Open Championship at St. Andrews. Still, there will also be a focus on Ivor Robson as he makes his final announcement of the leaders heading out to do battle!

Thanks so much to the Golf Channel for bringing us this great story, and thanks, Ivor, for just being yourself!

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This will be the iconic Ivor Robson’s final Open Championship as the official starter. We will all miss that silky voice!

For 41 Open Championships it has been one voice, Ivor Robson’s voice, that marked the time. When he takes to the tee at 6:32 a.m. on Thursday it will mark the beginning of the end for the iconic first tee announcer.

The 144th Open will be Robson’s last as the first tee announcer, ending a tenure that began at the Open in 1975 at Carnoustie. He hasn’t missed a championship or a tee time since.

“I feel you can’t go on forever and if you’re going to step off there’s no better place to do it than here,” said Robson, who began his week announcing for Wednesday’s Champion Golfers’ Challenge. “It’s time to go.”

Check out the rest of this interesting story here.

Source: Golf Channel

Pictures: Golfouest35

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