A LIFETIME OF COLLECTING
Jaime Ortiz-Patiño is the founder and honorary President of Valderrama Golf club in Andalucia, Spain. The grandson of Bolivian tin magnate Simon Patiño, he was born in Paris, educated in Switzerland and spent much of his life successfully expanding his family's business interests.
Jaime's passion, drive and determination are evident in all walks of his life. A talented tennis player in his youth, he competed in the French and Italian opens. He has had a passion for golf since the 1950s, and having liquidated his interests in the family business in 1982, he became dedicated to the game. In 1985 he bought Los Avos golf club and developed it into Valderrama and just 12 years later it became the first venue in continental Europe to host the Ryder Cup and is widely celebrated as one of the finest golf courses in the world.
When Jaime moved to Spain from Switzerland, his habit of collecting continued to burn brightly and as he developed Valderrama, he began to collect golfing memorabilia for his private museum. Arising out of many years of connoisseurship and an enduring love of the game, his collection brings to life the origins of golf, through the lives of its founding fathers in Scotland and the artefacts that made to fuel their passion.