Name:Michael Francis Bonallack
Born:Dec 31, 1934 in Chigwell, Essex, England.
Original/Home Club:Chigwell GC and Thorpe Hall GC in Essex.
Occupation:Amateur golfer; businessman; Chairman European PGA; President English Golf Union, Secretary Royal & Ancient GC (1984-1999).
British Amateur champion (1961, '65, '68, '69, '70). Walker Cup player (1957, '59, '61, '63, '65, '67, '69, '71, '73). Walker Cup captain (1969, '71). Donald Ross Award (1991, ASGCA). World Golf Hall of Fame (inducted in 2000). Appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire, OBE (1971), and a Knight Bachelor (1998), which carries the title "Sir."
Sir Michael Bonallack Kt OBE enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a leading amateur golfer, and a 16-year tenure as Secretary of the R&A (1983-1999). In 1999/2000 he became Captain of the R&A. He was knighted in the Queen's birthday honours list in June 1998.
The Amateur Championship (75th). Bonallack (Eng) won this title for the third straight year, beating Bill Hyndman (USA) 8 and 7 in the final. This was the last of Bonallack's five Amateur Championship wins. [Royal County Down GC, Newcastle, Co. Down, N. Ireland].
The Amateur Championship (74th). Bonallack (Eng) won this title for the second straight year, beating Bill Hyndman (USA) 3 and 2 in the final. This was the fourth of Bonallack's five Amateur Championship wins. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
The Amateur Championship (73rd). Bonallack (Eng) beat Joe Carr (Ire) 7 and 6 in the final. This was the third of Bonallack's five Amateur Championship wins. [Old Course, Royal Troon GC, Troon, Ayrshire].
The Amateur Championship (70th). Bonallack (Eng) beat Clive Clark (Eng) 2 and 1 in the final. This was the second of Bonallack's five Amateur Championship wins. [Royal Porthcawl GC, Mid Glamorgan, Wales].
The Amateur Championship (66th). Bonallack (Eng) beat James Walker (Scot) 6 and 4 in the final. This was the first of Bonallack's five Amateur Championship wins. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
Played as the Boys Amateur Championship. Bonallack (Eng) beat Alec Shepperson (Eng) at the 37th hole in the final match. [Formby GC, Formby, Merseyside].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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