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.
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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