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 a European Tour player now for over 25 years. Despite winning several tournaments and being a former top 20 ranked player in the world he is best known for his performances in team competitions. As well as winning the World Cup for Ireland with Padraig Harrington in 1997, he has represented Europe on 14 occasions as a player, Vice-Captain & Captain winning an astonishing 13 times, most memorably in 2014 where he led Europe to a comprehensive Ryder Cup victory over America at Gleneagles in Scotland as Captain.
This led to many awards including being voted Coach of the year at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year in 2014 and being made an Executive Fellow at London Business School, the first sportsman ever awarded this honour. 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.
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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, Paul was notably honoured by the London Business School as an Executive Fellow, the first sportsman to be granted such. Now playing a lighter golfing schedule, he has transitioned into a thriving businessman, representing a variety of prominent companies and, presenting on Sky Sports golf coverage.
Its inaugural season occurring in 1972, the PGA European Tour operates the elite European Tour, European Senior Tour and the Developmental Challenge Tour. The three competitions serve as Europe's leading men's professional golf tours and the most lucrative are held in the UK, Germany, Ireland, Spain and France. The organisation's primary focus is maximising the income of tournament golfers.
Established in 1990 and operated by Sky, Sky Sports is a selection of British subscription television channels. It leads the way in sports television throughout the UK and Ireland, and has played an integral part in sports commercialisation, encouraging the Premier League's formation in 1992.
McGinley Golf Course Design, founded in 2005, has completed over €45m of Projects, including Quinta Do Lago-North the European Resort Course of the year from 2016 to 2018. With a breadth and depth of projects in Ireland, Bulgaria, Serbia, Portugal and Ghana, we can provide all disciplines for golf course development or renovations covering design, construction and after-care maintenance.
The McGinley Foundation
The McGinley Foundation aims to support charities and not-for-profit organisations that Paul and his family have a close association and are familiar with. Particular emphasis is put on those who assist/support children and young adults. Charities such as Women for Women, The Royal Ballet School Student Sponsorship Programme, Friends of the Coombe, AsIam and Lahinch National School are supported.
Episode 73 - Lessons in Leadership with Paul McGinley
San Clemente, CA, USA
Ryder Cup hero Paul McGinley shares fascinating insights from a glittering career, including his passion for Gaelic football, attending high school with Padraig Harrington and why he favours watching Rory over Tiger.
Paul joins the show to discuss golf in England and Ireland, his first Ryder Cup and fascinating insight acquired from his fellow captains. In addition, he discusses how he mastered the role of captain, managing egos, expectations and relationships.
Sky plc is a Pan-European satellite broadcasting, on-demand internet streaming media, broadband and telephone services company with its headquarters in London. Formed in 1990, Sky is Europe's largest media company, boasting 23 million subscribers and more than 31,000 employees in 2019.
Founded in 1821, The Sunday Times is the largest selling British "quality press" newspaper. Whilst several of its competitors have moved to tabloid formats, The Sunday Times has stuck with the largest broadsheet with the larger broadsheet. Its circulation in excess of 650,000 exceeds that of its rivals and the publication was Britain's first multi section newspaper.
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 email@example.com
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.
Paul was awarded the Coach of the Year award having served as Ryder Cup team captain, overseeing a win over the United States at Gleneagles in September 2014. Heralded for his management and organisation, McGinley was quoted as saying "I am very honoured and humbled that the players bought in to my idea collectively as well as individually".
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.
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.
Originally founded in London and named Wilsdorf and Davis after owners Hans Wildorf and Alfred Davis, Rolex is a luxury watch manufacturer, currently based in Geneva, Switzerland. Following the war, the company relocated to Switzerland in order to avoid significant taxation in a recovering Britain. Of the ten most expensive watches sold at auction, three were Rolex models.
Founded in 1979, TaylorMade Golf Company is an American manufacturer of golf clubs, bags and accessories. Named by Outside magazine as one of the country's "best places to work" in 2012, the company rose to prominence initially with their development and production of metal drivers, which now dominate the market. TaylorMade was sold by Adidas to KPS Capital Partners in 2017.
Located in the region of the Algarve, Quinto Do Lago offers stunning beaches and exceptional golf courses. The resort is ideal for nature lovers being situated a mere stone's throw away from the Ria Formosa Natural Park, offering an abundance of wildlife. Its three golf courses are among Europe's best and have been pioneers of international golf since creation.
A private members golf club, Eligo, translated in Latin, means "to select". Established in 2009, Eligo offers over 100 courses throughout Europe and the United States and with such variety, it has become one of the most desired golf memberships. Members are treated to a whole host of privileges, including the ability to play on all overseas courses as a guest, on top of their regular site.
A Japanese specialist in the production of imaging and optical products, Canon was founded in 1937. Its range comprises of cameras, camcorders, film equipment, printers, scanners, medical equipment and calculators. The company's headquarters is located in Ota, Tokyo and its name derives from Buddhist bodhisattva Guan Yin, which translates to Kwanon in English.
Commonly known as EY, Ernst & Young was established in 1989 and is a multinational professional services firm. Considered one of the big four accounting firms, EY is one of the largest professional services firms worldwide, alongside competitors Deloitte and KPMG. Formed after the merger of accountancy firms Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co, the company has over 270,000 employees globally.
Bavarian Motor Works, commonly referred to as BMW, is a German producer of luxury vehicles and motorcycles. Founded in 1916 as a manufacturer of aircraft engines, the company also includes the brands of MINI and Rolls-Royce under its umbrella. Headquartered in Munich, BMW has significant motorsport history and produces vehicles in countries including Germany, the UK, the US, China and India.
Speaker - "Web Summit 2014 Day Three - Paul McGinley"
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