Mikael Sorling, the former Chief Executive of the PGA of Sweden and Confederation of Professional Golf Board member, has been recognised for his significant work, development and vision in shaping professional golf with awarding of the 2020 Christer Lindberg Bowl.
Following an established playing career that saw him become the leading amateur for Sweden, Sorling has played an integral role in the development of golf both in his native Sweden and internationally as well.
One of his most significant achievements – the signing of a ground-breaking collaborative agreement between the PGA of Sweden and the Swedish Golf Federation, led to Mikael’s subsequent appointment as Chief Executive of the PGA of Sweden, where he served for 22 years until his retirement in 2019.
This meant that at the time, along with holding board member positions with the PGAs of Europe and Ryder Cup Europe, he was playing a significant role in shaping the international landscape for Professional golf.
“As a trainee, Christer Lindberg took me under his wing, guided me and taught me so much. Tobe nominated for this award, that is named after my predecessor is wonderful,” commented Sorling.
Chief Executive of the CPG, Ian Randell, commented: “Mikael has been a great ambassador for our sport and can be so proud of the impact that he has had on the development of golf, both domestically in Sweden and internationally through his leadership within the PGAs of Europe and involvement for many years with Ryder Cup Europe. In 2011 his achievements as a PGA Professional were recognised with the 5-Star Professional Award and it is fitting that we should now also celebrate his significant contributions with this prestigious award.”