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Paul McGinley

Professional Golfer, Businessman & Sky Sports Presenter

London, UK

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Paul McGinley’s Biography

Having spent 5 years at college and University in Dublin and San Diego, prior to his career in golf, Paul has a degree in International Business and a diploma in Marketing.

He has been playing on the European Tour for more than 25 years. Although best known for his performances in team competitions, Paul won several tournaments and is a former top 20 world ranked player. He and Padraig Harrington won the World Cup for Ireland in 1997. Paul has been on the winning side in 13 out of the 14 occasions that he represented Europe as player, Vice-Captain & Captain. He captained Europe to a highly memorable Ryder Cup victory over America at Gleneagles in Scotland.

This achievement resulted in many awards. Paul was named Coach of the Year at the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year event. He became the first sportsman to be honoured as an Executive Fellow at London Business School. He currently plays a limited golfing schedule and spends much of his time broadcasting for Sky Sports, ambassadorial work representing his many business partners, golf course design as well as sitting on the...
Having spent 5 years at college and University in Dublin and San Diego, prior to his career in golf, Paul has a degree in International Business and a diploma in Marketing.

He has been playing on the European Tour for more than 25 years. Although best known for his performances in team competitions, Paul won several tournaments and is a former top 20 world ranked player. He and Padraig Harrington won the World Cup for Ireland in 1997. Paul has been on the winning side in 13 out of the 14 occasions that he represented Europe as player, Vice-Captain & Captain. He captained Europe to a highly memorable Ryder Cup victory over America at Gleneagles in Scotland.

This achievement resulted in many awards. Paul was named Coach of the Year at the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year event. He became the first sportsman to be honoured as an Executive Fellow at London Business School. He currently plays a limited golfing schedule and spends much of his time broadcasting for Sky Sports, ambassadorial work representing his many business partners, golf course design as well as sitting on the Board of the European Tour and Ryder Cup Executive Committee.

Paul and his family set up The McGinley Foundation in 2013 when Paul was announced as 2014 European Ryder Cup Captain. The Foundation was his official Captain’s Charity and the chosen charities he supported during his Captaincy were Amber, Clic Sargent, Society of St Vincents de Paul and The Tour Players Charity. All charitable time and energy are driven through Paul's foundation only.

To enquire about purchasing a copy of Paul's book, 'Landscape of Success', please select the 'Contact Paul' button in the top banner.
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Paul McGinley’s Newsfeed

Donegal Daily
Freedom of Donegal to be bestowed on golfing legend Paul McGinley

Irish golfing great, Paul McGinley, has been honoured with the Freedom of Donegal for his promotion of the county as a golfing destination.

Sky Sports
Golf's Greatest Holes: New show, hosted by Paul McGinley and Chris Hollins, launches on Sky Sports

Paul McGinley is co-hosting a new six-part series on Sky Sports, showcasing the finest golf holes in Ireland and Northern Ireland initially with other programmes planned for the rest of the world.

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Paul McGinley’s Background

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Professional Golfer, Businessman & Sky Sports Presenter
Paul McGinley rose to prominence as a professional golfer. A former Ryder Cup player/ team captain, he was notably named by the London Business School as an Executive Fellow, becoming the first sportsman to be honoured in this way.
PGA European Tour
Professional Golfer
1991 - Present
Virginia Water, UK
The PGA European Tour was established in 1972 and runs the European Tour, European Senior Tour and the Developmental Challenge Tour. These competitions represent Europe's main men's professional golf tours. The primary goal of the organisation is to ensure that participating golfers maximise their earnings.
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Paul McGinley’s Gallery

Other Business Interests

Landscape of Success
Author
London, UK
Having represented teams in his professional career on 14 occasions, winning 13, and his career transcending a great period of European golf from Nick Faldo and Seve Ballesteros through to Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia, Paul wrote Landscape of Success. Written alongside London Business School, it outlines successful leadership principles experienced. To order a copy email emma@golfmcginley.com
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Paul McGinley Golf Course Design
Founder
Dublin, IE
Paul launched McGinley Golf Course Design in 2005 and has participated on projects in Bulgaria, Ireland, Serbia, Portugal and Ghana exceeding €45m in value to date. The business offers golf course development as well as renovations including the design process, construction and after-care maintenance.

Philanthropy

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The McGinley Foundation
Founder
Sunningdale, UK
The McGinley Foundation has chosen to collaborate with those not-for-profit organisations and charities that the McGinley family have close links with. The Foundation particularly focuses on those charities that engage with children and young adults.

Media

Watch: Paul McGinley on European Tour Irish Legends event heading to Rosapenna
Interview
Aug 2021
Donegal, IE
Paul McGinley talks to Denis Kirwan about his role in bringing the European Tour Irish Legends event to Rosapenna Hotel and Golf Resort from 19 August 2021.
The High Performance Podcast | Paul McGinley
Podcast
In this High Performance Podcast, Paul explores the value of being the best Team Player as opposed to being the best player in the team.
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Awards & Endorsements

County Donegal
Freedom of the County of Donegal
Oct 2021
Donegal, IE
Paul has been honoured for his promotion of golf venues in County Donegal.
Guinness World Records
Most golf putts holed in one minute
Jun 2020
Hemel Hempstead, UK
Paul set a new Guinness World Record for the most golf putts holed in one minute, making 19 shots. The record was achieved at The Centurion Club, Hemel Hempstead, and putts were made from a minimum distance of two metres.
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Academic Appointments

London Business School
Executive Fellow
Feb 2016 - Present
London, UK
The distinguished London Business School appointed Paul as an Executive Fellow in February 2016, historically making him the first sportsman to receive such an honour. As part of the role, Paul partakes in tutorials with degree students, shares his wealth of leadership experience obtained throughout a decorated career and conducts talks at various events.

Business Partners

Allianz
Ambassador
Munich, DE
Allianz is a European multinational financial services company. Founded in 1890, it is the world's largest insurance company, largest financial services group and its prime business focuses are asset management and insurance. The company can trace its beginnings back to marine and accident policies, its initial area of expertise prior to transforming into the conglomerate it is today.
Rolex
Ambassador
Geneva, CH
Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, Rolex is a luxury watch brand originating from London.
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Speaking Engagements

WebSummit
Speaker - "Web Summit 2014 Day Three - Paul McGinley"
Nov 2014
Lisbon, PT
Paul has talked/presented keynote talks at various events for a variety of companies, including: WebSummit, SKY, Google, Facebook Ireland, EY, Pictet Bank, Rolex, Goldman Sachs, Investec, Heineken, AON, TaylorMade, Canon, ICON Ireland, SCSI (Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland), PGMOL (Professional Game Match Officials), LMA (League Managers Association), SB Investment Advisers (UK) Limited

Paul McGinley’s Education

Alliant International University
Degree in International Business
Dublin Technological University
Diploma in Retail Marketing
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