Who's who: Bernard Gallacher

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Who's who: Bernard Gallacher

  • Name:

    Bernard Gallacher
  • Country:

    Scotland
  • Born:

    Feb 9, 1949 in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Bathgate GC, West Lothian.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1967

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1969, '71, '73, '75, '77, '79, '81, '83); Ryder Cup captain (1991, '93, '95). Total professional wins (22), including European Tour (10). British PGA Rookie of the Year (1968). Awarded Harry Vardon Trophy as (British) PGA Order of Merit winner (1969). Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE (1996).

Did you know?

Gallacher is a European Senior Tour player. For 25 years until end-1996 he was the head golf professional at the prestigious Wentworth Club, just outside London. His daughter Kirsty is a golf and sports news presenter with Sky Sports.

Top tournaments won by Bernard Gallacher

2002
Europe
201 (-12)
€30,475
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

201 (-12)

Prize money

€30,475

Title sponsor

x

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].

1984
Europe
274 (-14)
£10,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Venue

La Moye

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£10,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1982
Europe
277 (-7)
£11,000
Martini

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

£11,000

Title sponsor

Martini

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].

1982
Europe
273 (-15)
£7,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Venue

La Moye

Score

273 (-15)

Prize money

£7,000

Title sponsor

x

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].

1981
Europe
264 (-16)
£7,000
Cold Shield

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

264 (-16)

Prize money

£7,000

Title sponsor

Cold Shield

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].

1980
Europe
268 (-8)
£9,000
Haig Whisky

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

268 (-8)

Prize money

£9,000

Title sponsor

Haig Whisky

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

284 (-8)

Prize money

£5,945

Title sponsor

x

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].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

£6,185

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Spanish Open. Second-placed Francisco Abreu (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [South course, La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia].

1975
Europe
289 (+5)
£3,750
Dunlop

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Venue

Ganton

Score

289 (+5)

Prize money

£3,750

Title sponsor

Dunlop

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].

1974
Europe
279 (-17)
£5,000
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

279 (-17)

Prize money

£5,000

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

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].

1974
Europe
282 (-2)
£3,750
Dunlop

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

282 (-2)

Prize money

£3,750

Title sponsor

Dunlop

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].

1971
Europe
282 (-6)
£1,250
Martini

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

£1,250

Title sponsor

Martini

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].

1969
Europe
275 (-13)
WD & HO Wills

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

Title sponsor

WD & HO Wills

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].

1969
Europe
293
£1,000
Schweppes

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Score

293

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Schweppes

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].

1969
Awards
909 pts
6793
British PGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Venue

Score

909 pts

Prize money

6793

Title sponsor

British PGA

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.

1968
Awards
751.5 pts
£953
British PGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Gallacher, Bernard

Venue

Score

751.5 pts

Prize money

£953

Title sponsor

British PGA

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.

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