Alex Hay, After Dinner Speaker, Professional Golfer, Ryder Cup Referee, Author, BBC Commentator, Born in Edinburgh in 1933 and educated at Musselburgh Grammar School, Alex Hay was a professional golfer until 1994. Alexís background is steeped in golf. He joined Ben Sayers as an apprentice golf club maker before becoming assistant to Bill Shankland - Tony Jacklinís first boss- at Potters Bar. He was the Professional at East Herts and Dunham Forest for 13 years and is currently the Professional at Woburn. He is a former Ryder Cup referee and author of: Mechanics of Golf; Skills and Tactics of Golf; the Young Golfer and The Golf Manual. Alex specialises in company golf days and golfing dinners where his many great golfing stories go down a storm in the clubhouse. He started his commentating career with BBC television in 1978 with The Open championship and has covered many golfing events including all the Open's since then.

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Born in Edinburgh in 1933 and educated at Musselburgh Grammar School, Alex Hay was a professional golfer until 1994.

Alexís background is steeped in golf. He joined Ben Sayers as an apprentice golf club maker before becoming assistant to Bill Shankland - Tony Jacklinís first boss- at Potters Bar.

He was the Professional at East Herts and Dunham Forest for 13 years and is currently the Professional at Woburn.

He is a former Ryder Cup referee and author of: Mechanics of Golf; Skills and Tactics of Golf; the Young Golfer and The Golf Manual.

Alex specialises in company golf days and golfing dinners where his many great golfing stories go down a storm in the clubhouse.

He started his commentating career with BBC television in 1978 with The Open championship and has covered many golfing events including all the Open's since then.

Hay has forged a superb broadcasting partnership with his great friend and partner in crime Peter Alliss and the pair bring authority and genuine humour to the BBC television coverage.

Away from the commentary box, Alex is involved with course management and was until recent times the managing director of Woburn Golf Course - venue for the British Masters.

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