Chief Referee John Paramor recounts tales from a colourful career that has spanned more than 40 years patrolling the fairways in the fifth episode of the Life on Tour podcast presented by Hilton.
Launched recently by episodes with Luke Donald, caddies Billy Foster and John McLaren, Tommy Fleetwood and latterly Justin Rose, Life on Tour aims to take the listener behind the curtain to find out what life is really like for some of the biggest names in golf.
Recorded in the famous Chief Executive’s office in the R&A Clubhouse, overlooking the historic Old Course, in this special episode Paramor tells Andrew Cotter about his roots in the game – including taking on a young Nick Faldo in county golf – and how he came to end up working for the embryonic European Tour in the 1970s.
The Englishman chats rule changes and slow play and relives and reviews Ian Woosnam’s 15 club woes at Lytham, ticking off Tiger for taking his time in Akron, the Phil Mickelson US Open incident and, perhaps most famously, searching for burrowing animals with Seve Ballesteros at Valderrama.
The European Tour and Official Partner Hilton have joined forces to give fans a real insight into the world of professional golf in the recently-unveiled Life on Tour podcast presented by Hilton.
Featuring some of the game’s great characters both past and present – from World Number Ones to legendary caddies, commentators and more – we dive deep inside the stories you want to hear with no subject out of bounds.