Cornwall Golf Union

Iain Carter to Address County Dinner 2024


Iain Carter - Guest Speaker at the 2024 County Dinner

The CGU is pleased to announce Iain Carter as the guest speaker at its 2024 County Dinner, which takes place at Lanhydrock Hotel & GC on Friday 22nd November 2024.

Iain Carter has been the BBC’s Golf Correspondent for 21 years, leading commentary teams for BBC Radio 5 Live at major championships and Ryder Cups and travelling the golfing globe to provide reports from all of the game’s most important tournaments. He will cover his 90th Major in 2024 and is a regular special guest on the BBC’s Chipping Forecast podcast.

Carter has written a number of books on golf and the latest of these published in April is 'Golf Wars' which centres on he battle for the future of professional golf  with the Saudi-backed organisation LIV Golf has striking at the very heart of the golfing establishment, setting up rival tournaments with enormous prize pots and pitting the game’s most famous players against each other.

Golf Wars spotlights the key players, both on the course and in the boardroom, exploring how the PGA Tour and other traditional organisations are fighting back. Carter covers every twist and turn, hearing from influential figures including Rory McIlroy, Jay Monahan, Greg Norman, Keith Pelley and Tiger Woods. Through expert and up-to-date analysis of all sides of this bitter conflict, Carter reveals how the saga is unfolding and what it means for golf’s future. Has the controversial Saudi Arabian state essentially bought the game? Is LIV just a sport washing series of glitzy exhibition tournaments? Or is it a welcome challenge to the golfing hegemony and a long-awaited refresh of tired traditions? This epic tale of fierce internal warfare has shaken golf to its core and marks a seminal moment in sporting history.

Golf Wars by Iain Carter was published on 11th April 2024 and is available in hardback at a cost of £20 (Bloomsbury Sport) and also in Ebook and audiobook.

Carter has previously said " “In the 21 or so years I have been covering golf full time for the BBC, a fair amount has happened and there are tales from the tour to be told. Some of them will be humorous and definitely trying to give a flavour of what it’s like to be on the road in the golfing environment, but also as a broadcaster and the various trials and tribulations that have come along that are interesting and at times quite humorous.”

We look forward to welcoming Iain to Cornwall!

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