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Encyclopedia > Michael Bonallack

Sir Michael Bonallack (born 31 December 1934, Chigwell, Essex, England) is an English amateur golfer who was one of the leading administrators in world golf in the late 20th century. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1934 (MCMXXXIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Chigwell is a suburban development in the Epping Forest district of Essex. ... Essex is a county in the East of England. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Inter. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


Bonallack won the British Boys Championship in 1952. A rare example of an outstanding golfer who remained an amateur in the era when professional domination of the sport became firmly entrenched, he went on to win The Amateur Championship and the English Amateur Championships five times each and the English Amateur Stroke Play Championships four times. He was a member of nine Walker Cup teams and played in the Eisenhower Trophy seven times. His best finish at The Open Championship was eleventh in 1959. He was the leading amateur at the Open in 1968 and 1971. The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held in the United Kingdom. ... The Walker Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in odd numbered years between teams comprising the leading amateur golfers of the United States and Great Britain and Ireland (in political terms the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland). ... The Eisenhower Trophy is a biennial world amateur team golf championship for men organised by the International Golf Federation. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ...


He was secretary (ie chief executive) of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, which runs The Open Championship and sets the rules of golf in partnership with the United States Golf Association, from 1984 to 1999 and captain of the Royal and Ancient in 2000. He has also been Chairman of the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland (1976-81), Chairman of the Golf Foundation (1977-82), and President of the English Golf Union (1982). He also had spells as President of the One Armed Golfers Society, the British and International Greenkeepers Association, and the Professional Golfers Association of Europe and as Chairman of the advisory committee for the Official World Golf Rankings. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews is one of the oldest golf clubs in the world. ... The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the United States national association of golf courses, clubs and facilities and the governing body of golf for the U.S. and Mexico. ... // The Official World Golf Rankings are a system for rating the performance level of male professional golfers. ...


Bonallack received an OBE for services to golf in 1971 and was knighted in 1998. He has received numerous honours from golfing organisations around the world, culminating in his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... The World Golf Hall of Fame [1] is located in St. ...


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Bonallack has won a host of awards in golf for his service to the game, but the knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II was the ultimate accolade.
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