VIDEO: Nice shot! Reclusive Ipswich Town owner Marcus Evans caught on camera playing golf in Sir Bobby Robson charity event

IPSWICH Town supporters have today discovered a little bit more about the club’s low-profile owner Marcus Evans – including the fact he is pretty handy at golf.

The multi-millionaire – whose business is the official ticketing agency for the on-going 2012 Olympic Games in London – has always requested that his face be kept out of the public eye, while his rare interviews have always come via the club.

It therefore came as a surprise to see Sky Sports include footage of the 48-year-old playing in last night’s coverage of the Sir Bobby Robson Golf Classic – an annual event which is played in Portugal to raise funds for local orphans through the charity set up in the late England and Ipswich boss’ name.

Playing in a four-ball with Town manager Paul Jewell, ex-Spurs boss Harry Redknapp, and former assistant manager Charlie Woods, Evans – complete with name caption – is seen coming close to a hole-in-one with a fantastic tee-shot at the par three 13th hole at the Pestana Vila Sol Golf Resort in the Algarve, with player liaison officer Simon Milton seen celebrating the shot.

After missing his birdie putt, Evans does not join Jewell, Redknapp and Woods in being interviewed by presenter Charlotte Jackson on the green.

The ninth annual tournament took place on July 6 and 7, with highlights first being shown last night and repeated again this afternoon.

With Ipswich Town’s new season starting in little under two weeks’ time – the Blues host Bristol Rovers in the League Cup (August 14) before kick-starting their Championship campaign against Blackburn Rovers four days’ later – Evans, Jewell and Blues chief executive Simon Clegg have a busy few days ahead.

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Following defeats to non-league side Luton Town and League Two outfit Southend United in pre-season friendlies, Jewell has said his team are ‘not good enough’ and that he wants to bring in ‘at least two or three’ more signings.

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