30 Jun 2022

Thursday 30 June 2022

Earlier this year we caught up with Ryan Fox who featured as our OC of the Month for February after his superb win at the Ras Al Khaimah Classic tournament on the DP World Tour in the UAE. Ryan finished 22 under par for four rounds and five shots ahead of fellow competitor Ross Fisher.

Ryan is a professional golfer who plays on the DP World Tour (previously known as the European Tour) and the PGA Tour of Australasia and in addition Ryan has represented New Zealand in Golf at two Olympics.

In our interview we reflected on his time at King’s and learnt a little about his life as a professional golfer on tour.

Ryan Fox Main

When you were at King’s College, what did you want to do for a career after you graduated?

Sport was always a major thing for me growing up, for as long as I can remember I wanted to be a sportsman. It took me a while to figure out what sport, as rugby and cricket were my two main sports at school and golf was a distance 3rd. When I left school, I started a Law degree so there was a bit of pull towards that but thankfully I never gave up on the idea of professional sport.

 

What is your best memory of your time at King’s College?  

It’s hard to select just one but most of my best memories revolve around sport. Representing KC in 1st XV rugby and 1st XI cricket was an honour, but my favourite memories come from the inter house sports and getting to play against your mates in some bitter house rivalries - great fun!

 

Which staff member do you remember most favourably from King's College and why?

I have always had great memories of our Peart house master Mr McPherson. He was always up for a bit of fun, and probably let us get away with much more than we should have, but we had a great atmosphere within the house at the time. I also have good memories of Jim Dicken who was our 1st XV coach and my PE teacher as well, which was always my favourite class.

 

Tell us about yourself now and what you do for a career?

I have been a professional golfer now for over a decade. Starting off in Australia and Asia and now in my 7th season on the DP World Tour (formerly European Tour) I’m very lucky in the fact that I get to do what I love for a living as well as being able to travel the world with my wife, and now our daughter.

 

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