Bernard GALLACHER


Date of Birth - 9 February 1949

Place of Birth - Bathgate

Turned Pro - 1967


Gallacher took up golf at the age of eleven. In 1965 he won the Lothians

 Golf Assocation Boys Championship. 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 ten wins on the

 European Tour between 1974 and 1984 and finished in the top ten on the

 European Tour Order of Merit five times between 1972 and 1982, with a

 best placing of third in 1974.

In 1969, at the age of 20, Gallacher became the youngest man to

 represent Great Britain 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.

Gallacher now plays on the European Seniors Tour. His first senior win

 came at The Mobile Cup in 2002. He was the professional at the

prestigious Wentworth Club near London for 25 years until the end of

 1996. His daughter Kirsty is a sports presenter on British television.


ACHIEVEMENTS


Ryder Cup  1969, 1971, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1981, 1983

World Cup  1969, 1971, 1974, 1982, 1983

Hennessy Cognac Cup 1974, 1978, 1982, 1984

Double Diamond  1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977

Philip Morris International  1976


1969 Kawacha Eagle Open (Zambia)

1969 Cock 'O The North (Zambia)

1969 Schweppes Open

1969 W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament

    1970 Mufulira Open (Zambia)

    1971 Martini International

    1973 Coca-Cola Young Professionals' Championship

1973 Scottish Professional Championship

    1974 Scottish Professional Championship

1974 Carroll's Celebration International

1974 Dunlop Masters

1975  Dunlop Masters

1977  Spanish Open

 1977 Scottish Professional Championship

1979  French Open

1980  Haig Whisky TPC

1981  Cold Shield Greater Manchester Open

1982  Martini International

1982  Jersey Open

 1983 Scottish Professional Championship

1984  Jersey Open

2002 The Mobile Cup


Glove worn and signed by Bernard Gallacher

Ball played and signed by Bernard Gallacher

Official 2002 Ryder Cup player’s Strokesaver signed by Bernard Gallacher

Bernard Gallacher’s 1st Round scorecard from the 1981 Bob Hope British

 Classic. Marked and signed by John O’Leary and Graham Clark

Bernard Gallacher’s 2nd Round scorecard from the 1981 Bob Hope British

 Classic. Marked and signed by John O’Leary and Lord Matthews

Bernard Gallacher’s 3rd Round scorecard from the 1981 Bob Hope British

 Classic. Marked and signed by Ian Mosey and Simon Brown

Bernard Gallacher’s 3rd Round scorecard from the 1981 Bob Hope British

 Classic. Marked and signed by Ian Mosey and Simon Brown

‘Captain at Kiawah’ written and signed by Bernard Gallacher

‘Captain at Kiawah’ written by Bernard Gallacher