Billy Foster began as a full time caddy in 1983 and has since proved himself as a world class performer, working with some of the game most illustrious professionals none more so than the legendary Seve Ballesteros. Foster has amassed a stunning total of 30 tournament victories, including 8 wins with Seve Ballesteros, 12 with Darren Clarke, 4 with Gordon Brand Junior and 1 each with Sergio Garcia, Sam Torrance and HJ Baiocchi.
Among many career highlights, Foster has caddied in 10 Ryder Cups and is immensely proud to have been part of some of golf's special moments including Seve’s victories in the 1991 PGA Championship and of course Darren Clarke’s victory over Tiger Woods in the final of the 2000 WGC Accenture World Match Play. Following 6 years with Darren Clarke and 2 with Sergio Garcia, Billy recently caddied for 2009 Race to Dubai winner and World No.1 Lee Westwood - a partnership which proved very formidable.
A quiet Yorkshireman, Billy Foster is recognised throughout golf as a world class caddie and Tiger Woods "borrowed" him from Clarke for the Presidents Cup in 2005 when his caddie, Steve Williams was unavailable due to the arrival of his firstborn.
Tiger said, "I like his personality it's very competitive. Very feisty!"
An extremely popular figure on Tour, Foster famously walked 'with the tour bag on his back' the 90 miles from Loch Lomond to Turnberry last year in aid of charity. Unsurprisingly Foster was rewarded the HSBC Caddie of the Year Award in 2009.
Thanks for getting in touch, and asking me to review Billy Foster’s recent event at my Captain’s Charity Sportsman’s Dinner.
Met and chatted to him before event started, he was very courteous and friendly. He was greeted very well by all members and guests
He was extremely honest and attention holding to guests. His stories were first class
His delivery was great. The length of time given to us as a speaker was good 40/50 mins.
Thereafter: He then entered into a Q & A discussion with members, it was very well received and lasted a further 50 mins.
Great guy, very focused into what people want to here.
Recommend him to anyone.
Thank Billy very much for a great night, hopefully will see him perform again soon.
Patrick Rodgers. Heswell Golf Club. 12.11.15
Billy Foster was absolutely fantastic. He was honest, funny, quick witted,
and a very approachable gentleman.
His stories of golfers and caddies were hilarious, and all guests were in
hysterics all evening. Billy also stayed to do a Q&A session, he didn’t
limit it to just a few questions he in fact stayed until everyones questions
were answered. Billy was also not in a rush to disappear, he stayed with the
top table guests for a decent amount of time at the end of the evening too.
He was absolutely superb. Billy's stories of his time with Severiano
Ballesteros were a delight, and I would highly recommend Billy to anyone
holding a golf club sporting dinner or similar.
Jon Sutherland Ogbourne Downs Golf Club 18.08.16
Bernard Greaves 23.05.17
“We booked Billy Foster for a charity fundraising night, we were certainly glad we did.
From arrival Billy was so friendly and down to earth, a typical yorkshireman!
His funny stories and observations on his life as a top caddy kept our members duly entertained, he ended the evening with a very informative Q&A session.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Billy, our members are already asking when we can have him back again!”
Shaun Smith. Scarborough South Cliff Golf Club 27.07.17