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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
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.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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