Michael Bonallack

Sir Michael Bonallack
Personal information
Full nameMichael Francis Bonallack
Born(1934-12-31) 31 December 1934 (age 82)
Chigwell, Essex, England, UK
Nationality England
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentCUT: 1966, 1969, 1970
The Open ChampionshipT11: 1959
U.S. AmateurR64: 1961
British AmateurWon: 1961, 1965, 1968, 1969, 1970
Achievements and awards
World Golf Hall of Fame2000 (member page)
Knight Bachelor1998
Bob Jones Award1972
(For a full list of awards, see here)


Sir Michael Francis Bonallack, OBE (given birth to 31 Dec 1934) can be an British amateur golfer who was simply among the leading administrators in globe golfing in the past due 20th century. Bonallack was created in Chigwell, Essex. He discovered golf beneath the tutelage of mind professional Bert Hodson at Chigwell and shortly won the United kingdom Boys Tournament in 1952. A uncommon example of a superb golfer who continued to be an beginner in the period when professional domination of the activity became solidly entrenched, he continued to earn the Amateur Tournament and the British Amateur five situations each as well as the Brabazon Trophy four situations. He was an associate of nine Walker Glass teams and performed in the Eisenhower Trophy seven situations. His best finish off at the Open up Tournament was eleventh in 1959. He was the leading amateur on the Open up in 1968 and 1971.


He was secretary (we.e. leader) from the Royal and Old DRIVER of St Andrews, which operates The Open Tournament and sets the guidelines of golf together with america Golfing Association, from 1984 to 1999, so that as Captain from the Royal and Old DRIVER in 2000. He in addition has been President from the DRIVER Managers' Association (1974–84), Chairman from the PGA of THE UK and Ireland (1976–81), Chairman from the Golfing Base (1977–82), and Leader from the English Golfing Union (1982).He is the existing President from the Uk and International Golfing Greenkeepers Association (BIGGA) and in addition served as Leader of the main one Armed Golfers Culture, the Professional Golf players Association of European countries so that as Chairman from the advisory committee for the state World Golf Search positions. He's also President from the Country wide Association of Open public and Proprietary Golfing Courses (NAPGC).


Bonallack received an OBE for solutions to golfing in 1971, and was made a Knight Bachelor in 1998. In 1972, he was voted the Bob Jones Honor, the best honour distributed by america Golfing Association in reputation of recognized sportsmanship in golfing. He is an associate of Augusta Country wide DRIVER, and offers received several honours from golfing organisations all over the world, culminating in his induction in to the Globe Golfing Hall of Popularity in 2000.


Europe as well as the Asia-Pacific play for the Sir Michael Bonallack Trophy every 2 yrs. The teams contain 12 amateur golf players and no a lot more than two players could be from your same country.

Tournament wins (30)

Take note: This list could be incomplete 1952 Kids Amateur Tournament 1957 Berkshire Trophy 1959 Sunningdale Foursomes (with Doug Sewell) 1961 The Novice Tournament, Berkshire Trophy, Golfing Illustrated Platinum Vase (tie up with David Harrison) 1962 British Amateur 1963 British Novice 1964 Brabazon Trophy 1965 The Novice Championship, English Novice, Lytham Trophy (tie up with Clive Clark), Berkshire Trophy 1967 British Amateur, Golfing Illustrated Platinum Vase (tie up with Bob Durrant misplaced playoff for Platinum Medal) 1968 The Novice Championship, English Novice, Brabazon Trophy, Berkshire Trophy, Golfing Illustrated Platinum Vase 1969 The Novice Tournament, Brabazon Trophy (tie up with Rodney Foster), Golfing Illustrated Platinum Vase 1970 The Novice Tournament, Berkshire Trophy 1971 Brabazon Trophy, Berkshire Trophy, Golfing Illustrated Platinum Vase 1972 Lytham Trophy 1975 Golfing Illustrated Platinum Vase

Results in major championships

Competition 1956 1957 1958 1959 Experts Competition DNP DNP DNP DNP The Open up Tournament DNP DNP DNP T11 U.S. Novice DNP R128 DNP DNP The Novice Tournament R128 R32 SF R32 Competition 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 Experts Competition DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP Slice DNP DNP SLICE THE Open Tournament DNP Slice DNP CUT Slice T33 T27 Slice T21LA T42 U.S. Novice DNP R64 DNP DNP DNP T53 DNP DNP T11 T14 The Novice Tournament QF 1 – – – 1 – – 1 1 Competition 1970 1971 1972 1973 Experts Tournament Slice DNP DNP DNP The Open up Championship Slice T22LA CUT Slice U.S. Novice DNP DNP DNP R32 The Novice Tournament 1 – – –Notice: Bonallack didn't play in the U.S. Open up or the PGA Tournament.LA = Low amateur DNP = Didn't play "T" indicates a tie up for a location R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Circular in which participant dropped in match play Green background for wins. Yellowish background for best-10Sources: Experts, U.S. Open up and U.S. Novice, Open Championship, Novice Tournament (1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960)

Awards and achievements

1968 British Association of Golf Writers award 1971 Officer from the Order from the British Empire 1972 USA Golf Association Bob Jones Award 1991 American Society of COURSE Architects Donald Ross award 1998 Knight Bachelor 1999 Spanish Golf Federation Golf Medal of Honour 2000 Czech Republic Golf Shield of Honour 2000 Metropolitan Golf Association Lifetime Service Award 2000 Inducted into World Golf Hall of Fame

Team appearances

this list could be incomplete Eisenhower Trophy (representing THE UK and Ireland): 1960, 1962, 1964 (winners), 1966, 1968 (individual winner, tie), 1970, 1972 Walker Cup (representing THE UK and Ireland): 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969 (playing captain), 1971 (winners, playing captain), 1973 Amateurs–Professionals Match (representing the Amateurs): 1957, 1958 (winners), 1959, 1960