Who's who in golf - Bernard Gallacher


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Name: - Bernard Gallacher
Country: - Scotland
Born : - February 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), of which European Tr (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

2002Snr EuropeMobile CupStoke Park201 (-12)€30,475
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].
1984Men EuropeJersey OpenLa Moye274 (-14)£10,000
Played as the Jersey Open. Second-placed Sandy Lyle (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].
1982Men EuropeJersey OpenLa Moye273 (-15)£7,000
Played as the Jersey Open. 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].
1982Men EuropeMartini Intl.Lindrick277 (-7)£11,000
Played as the Martini International. Second-placed José Maria Cañizares (Esp) and Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [Lindrick GC, Worksop, Nottinghamshire].
1981Men EuropeGtr Manchester OpenWilmslow GC264 (-16)£7,000
Played as the Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) finished 5 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [Wilmslow GC, Mobberley, Knutsford, Cheshire].
1980Men EuropeTPC of EuropeMoortown268 (-8)£9,000
Played as the Haig Whisky TPC. Second-placed Nick Faldo (Eng) and Bernhard Langer (Ger) finished 3 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks].
1979Men EuropeFrench OpenLyon GC284 (-8)£5,945
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].
1977Men EuropeSpanish OpenLa Manga277 (-11)£6,185
Played as the Spanish Open. Second-placed Francisco Abreu (Esp) finished 2 shots behind Gallacher (Scot). [South course, La Manga Club, nr Cartagena, Murcia].
1975Men EuropeBritish MastersGanton289 (+5)£3,750
Played as the Dunlop Masters. Second-placed Dale Hayes (RSA) finished 2 shots behind defending champion Gallacher (Scot). [Ganton GC, nr Scarborough, North Yorkshire].
1974Men EuropeBritish MastersSt Pierre282 (-2)£3,750
Played as the Dunlop Masters. Gallacher (Scot) beat Gary Player (RSA) at the first playoff hole. [Old course, St Pierre Hotel & CC, Chepstow, S Wales].
1974Men EuropeCarrolls Intl.Woodbrook GC279 (-17)£5,000
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].
1971Men EuropeMartini Intl.Royal Norwich GC282£1,250
Played as the Martini International. 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].
1969Men EuropeBMW PGA Ch'shipAshburnham293£1,000
Played as the Schweppes Open Championship. Second-placed John Garner (Eng) and Guy Wolstenholme (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Gallacher (Scot). This was the first year the PGA Championship was an entirely open event for professionals from any country. [Ashburnham GC, Burry Port, Carmarthenshire, Wales].
1969Men AwardsOrder of Merit - Eurpn Tr909 pts£6,793
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.
1969Men EuropeWills TournamentMoor Park275 (-13)
Played as the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament. Second-placed Christy O'Connor Snr (Ire) finished 1 shot behind Gallacher (Scot). [Combination of holes from High & West courses, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
1968Men AwardsRookie of Yr - Eurpn Tr751.5 pts£953
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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