Born:Feb 9, 1949 in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland.
Original/Home Club:Bathgate GC, West Lothian.
Played as the inaugural Mobile Cup. Second-placed Delroy Cambridge (Jam) finished 4 shots behind Gallacher (Scot), who recorded his only European Snr Tour win, and first professional win for 18 years. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].
Played as the Jersey Open (May 31-Jun 3). Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Gallacher (Scot), who recorded the last of his 10 European Tour wins. [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].
Played as the Martini International (May 13-16). Second-placed José Maria Cañizares (Esp) and Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [Lindrick GC, Worksop, Nottinghamshire].
Played as the Jersey Open (June 3-6). Gallacher (Scot) beat Des Smyth (Ire) with a par at the fifth playoff hole. Eamonn Darcy (Ire) was eliminated at the second playoff hole. [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].
Played as the Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open (June 11-14). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [Wilmslow GC, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire].
Played as the Haig Whisky TPC (Sept 18-21). Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 3 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks].
Played as the French Open. Second-placed William Milne (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Gallacher (Scot). [Brocards course, Lyon GC, Villette d'Anthon, nr Lyon].
Played as the Spanish Open. Second-placed Francisco Abreu (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [South course, La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia].
Played as the Dunlop Masters (Oct 1-4). Second-placed Dale Hayes (RSA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Gallacher (Scot). [Ganton GC, nr Scarborough, North Yorkshire].
Played as the (last) Carroll's Celebration International. Second-placed Jack Newton (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [Woodbrook GC, nr Bray, Co. Wicklow].
Played as the Dunlop Masters (Oct 2-5). Gallacher (Scot) beat Gary Player (RSA) at the first playoff hole. [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, S Wales].
Played as the Martini International (June 10-12). Second-placed Kel Nagle (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Gallacher (Scot). During the tournament John Hudson (Eng) recorded back-to-back holes-in-one at the par-3 12th and par-4 13th holes. [Royal Norwich GC, Norwich, Norfolk].
Played as the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament (Aug 14-16). Second-placed Christy O'Connor Snr (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Gallacher (Scot). [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
Played as the Schweppes PGA Championship (May 13-17; the first year the PGA Championship was an entirely open event for professionals from any country). Second-placed John Garner (Eng) and Guy Wolstenholme (Eng) finished 1 shot behind 20-year-old Gallacher (Scot). [Ashburnham GC, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, Wales].
Gallacher (Scot) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1969 Order of Merit winner. Using a season-long points system, Gallacher accumulated 909.5 pts; Christy O'Connor (Ire) was second with 905.5 pts; Brian Huggett (Wales) was third with 900.5 pts. Gallacher also topped the Tour's 1969 Prize Money List with £6,793; O'Connor was second with £6,690; Maurice Bembridge (Eng) was third with £6,109.
Gallacher (Scot) won the British PGA 1968 Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award as the leading first-season tour player. Gallacher finished 32nd on the PGA's (points-based) Order of Merit; he won £953 in prize money during the season.
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
Hoag Classic: Ernie Els defends his title in this prestigious PGA Tour Champions event, played since 1991 at the Newport Beach Country Club, CA (Mar 5-7).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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