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 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].
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].
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.
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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