Ronan Rafferty was born in Newry, Northern Ireland on January 13th 1964. Hailed as a child prodigy he lived up to his reputation by winning the British Boys Amateur Championship aged fifteen and played in the Walker Cup aged just 17, after finishing tied for 1st in the 1980 English Amateur Stroke Play Championship for the Brabazon Trophy.
Turning Professional shortly after, led to a career that to date has amassed 16 worldwide victories with his most notable achievement coming in 1989, when he finished top of the European Tour Order of Merit and was part of the European Ryder Cup team to retain the trophy at The Belfry, winning his singles match against the reigning Open Champion Mark Calcavecchia. Ronan was one of the world's top players during the late 80's and early 90's, with victories across Europe and Australia.
Now respected for his golf course design and honest views as a commentator and analyst Ronan is back competing on the European Seniors and Champions Tour and will also be regularly teeing up in TP Tour events around the country.