Essex Golf Union

BOYCE HILL - Keating Trophy - 8 April 2017 THORPE HALL - Sir Michael Bonnallack Trophy & Colts Championship - 19 May 2017 THE WARREN - Faldo Wedge - 31 May 2017 STOKE BY NAYLAND - Essex Amateur Championship - 3 & 4 June 2017 CHELMSFORD - Seniors Championship - 22 & 23 June 2017 WEST ESSEX - Herbert Bishop Vase - 29 June 2017 WARLEY PARK - The Cliffords Trophy - 20 July 2017 LANGDON HILLS - Essex Boys Championship 2 August 2017 GOSFIELD LAKE - Boys Foursomes Championship - 9 August 2017 ROMFORD - The Romford Trophy - 1 September 2017 UPMINSTER - The Upminster Trophies - 9 September 2017 BRAINTREE - The Essex Foursomes Championship - 24 September 2017

SIR MICHAEL BONALLACK

The great achievements of Life Vice-President Sir Michael Bonallack, OBE, of Thorpe Hall Golf Club, Captain of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St.Andrews in 2000, and Secretary of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club from 1983 to 1999 will surely be of interest to all Essex golfers. Sir Michael first won the Essex Boys Championship in 1950 and retained the title in 1951.

Boys Amateur Championship
Winner – 1952

Army Championship
Winner - 1955

Berkshire Trophy- Winner - 1957, 1961, 1965, 1968, 1970 and 1971

Walker Cup Team - 1957, 1959, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971 and 1973.
(Played 28; Won 8; Halved 3)
Captain - 1971 & 1973.      

Played for England in International Matches
1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974 
(Played 131; Won 79; Halved 15)
Captain - 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 and 1967

Worplesdon Mixed Foursomes - Winner with Mrs. Angela Bonallack - 1958

Sunningdale Foursomes - Winner with D. Sewell - 1959

British Commonwealth Team -1959, 1963, 1967, 1971, 1975 (Captain - 1971 and 1975)

Eisenhower Trophy Team - 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970 and 1972 (Captain 1972)

v Rest of Europe - 1958, 1960, 1962, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1970 and 1972

Scrutton Jug - Winner - 1961, 1964, 1966, 1968, 1969, 1970 and 1971

‘Golf Illustrated’ Gold Vase - Winner - 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1971 and 1975

Amateur Championship (The British) - Winner - 1961, 1965, 1968, 1969 and 1970

English Amateur Championship - Winner - 1962, 1963, 1965, 1967 and 1968

English Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship (Brabazon Trophy)
Winner – 1964, 1968, 1969 and 1971

Antlers of Royal Mid-Surrey - Winner with D. Marsh in 1964

Leading Amateur in the Open Championship - Winner - 1969 and 197l

Golf Writers Trophy - Award - Winner – 1968   

Bobby Jones Award - Winner – 1972    

Lytham Trophy - Winner - 1965 and 1972

St. Georges Challenge Cup - Winner - 1965, 1968, 1980

Prince of Wales Challenge Cup - Winner – 1967

East Anglian Open Championship - Winner 1973

England Home Internationals - Winner 1971

England Team European Championship - Representative in 1963, 1965, 1969, 1971

Essex County Amateur Golf Union: County Championship
Winner: 1954, 1957, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1968, 1969, 1970, & 1972.

Other Honours:

1982                President English Golf Union

1983/89        Secretary, Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

1991                The Gerald Micklem Award
                             
Presented for his outstanding contribution to the interests of Amateur Golf in England.

1999/2000   Captain, Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews

2001                 Inducted into the World of Golf Hall of Fame,

                             Appointed President of the Golf Foundation,

                             Appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the European Tour.







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