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Bernard Gallacher (born 9 February 1949 in Bathgate, Scotland) is a Scottish professional golfer. February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1949 (MCMXLIX) is a common year starting on Saturday. ... Bathgate is a town in West Lothian, Scotland, on the M8 motorway five miles west of Livingston. ... Royal motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ...


Gallacher took up golf at the age of eleven. He won the 1967 Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship and turned professional the same year. He won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year Award in 1968. His first professional wins came in 1969; a pair of them in Zambia and another pair in Europe in the equivalent of European Tour events (the European Tour wasn't established until 1972). He accumulated eleven wins on the European Tour between 1971 and 1984 and finished in the top ten on the European Tour Order of Merit six times between 1971 and 1982, with a best placing of third in 1974. The PGA European Tour is a top-level professional mens golf tour. ...


In 1969, at the age of 20, Gallacher became the youngest man to represent Great Britain & Ireland in the Ryder Cup up to that time. This record was subsequently beaten by Nick Faldo and others. He went on to play in the Ryder Cup eight times and was non-playing captain of the European Team in 1991, 1993 and 1995. All three of those matches were very close; Europe lost the first two but won the third. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... Nicholas Alexander Faldo , generally known as Nick Faldo (born July 18, 1957 in Welwyn Garden City) is an English golfer on the PGA European Tour. ...


Gallacher now plays on the European Seniors Tour. His first senior win came at The Mobile Cup in 2002. He is the professional at the prestigious Wentworth Club near London, which also boasts Ernie Els as its "Worldwide Touring Professional". His daughter Kirsty is a sports presenter on British television. The European Seniors Tour is a professional tour for male golfers aged 50 and over. ... Wentworth Club is a privately owned golf club and health resort in Virginia Water, Surrey on the south western fringes of London, not far from Windsor Castle. ... Theodore Ernest (Ernie) Els (born October 17, 1969) is a South African golfer who has been one of the top professional players in the world since the mid-1990s. ... Kirsty Jane Gallacher (born Edinburgh, Scotland; January 20, 1976) is a British television presenter often specialising in sport programmes. ...


European Tour wins

  • 1971 Martini International (see note)
  • 1974 Carroll's Celebration International, Dunlop Masters
  • 1975 Dunlop Masters
  • 1977 Spanish Open
  • 1979 French Open
  • 1980 Haig Whisky TPC
  • 1981 Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open
  • 1982 Martini International, Jersey Open
  • 1984 Jersey Open

Note: this victory is included in Gallacher's win list on the European Tour's official site even though the tour did not officially begin until 1972. It is not clear whether his official European Tour win tally is ten or eleven. The Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which takes place each May. ... The Daily Telegraph Dunlop Masters is a PGA European Tour golf tournament which takes place each May. ... The Open de España (formerly the Spanish Open) is the national open golf championship of Spain. ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ...


Other wins

  • 1969 Kawacha Eagle Open (Zambia), Cock 'O The North (Zambia), Schweppes PGA Championship, WD & HO Wills Open
  • 1970 Mufulira Open (Zambia)
  • 1973 Coca-Cola Young Professionals Championship, Scottish Professional Championship
  • 1974 Scottish Professional Championship
  • 1977 Scottish Professional Championship
  • 1983 Scottish Professional Championship
  • 2002 The Mobile Cup (European Seniors Tour)

The European Seniors Tour is a professional tour for male golfers aged 50 and over. ...

Team appearances

  • Ryder Cup (representing Great Britain / GB & Ireland / Europe: 1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983. Non-playing captain: 1991, 1993, 1995 (winners).
  • World Cup (representing Scotland): 1969, 71, 74, 82, 83
  • Hennessy Cognac Cup: 1974 (winners), 78 (winners), 82 (winners), 84 (Captain)
  • Double Diamond: 1971, 72, 73 (winners), 74, 75, 76, 77
  • Philip Morris International: 1976

The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... For an explanation of terms such as Great Britain, British, United Kingdom, England, Scotland and Wales, see British Isles (terminology) Great Britain lies between Ireland and continental Europe Great Britain is an island lying off the north-western coast of Europe and to the east of Ireland, comprising the main... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents of Earth which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... The WGC-World Cup is an annual mens golf tournament. ... Altria Group owns 100 percent of Philip Morris International (PMI). ...

See also

This is a list of golfers who have won ten or more events on the PGA European Tour since it was established in 1970. ...

External link

  • Profile on the European Tour's site

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Kirsty Gallacher - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (303 words)
Kirsty Jane Gallacher (born January 20, 1976) is a British television presenter often specialising in sport programmes.
The daughter of the former Ryder Cup captain, Bernard Gallacher, she graduated from the London College of Fashion, and began work as a production assistant before moving on to the position of editorial assistant on Sky Sports.
She was born in Edinburgh, Scotland and got her presenting break on Sky Sports News, and since then has been associated with many other sports shows such as 90 Minutes, Soccer Extra, Kirsty and Phil and Soccer AM.
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