Eddie Bullock has embarked on his two year reign as captain of the PGA following his election at its annual AGM at its Belfry headquarters.
The Leeds-born member, who will represent the Association in the ambassadorial role, succeeds Jim Farmer with Neil Selwyn-Smith named PGA captain-elect.
Bullock’s elevation to one of the most prestigious roles in golf caps a wide-ranging career that began in 1971 as a young assistant to Hedley Muscroft at Roundhay Municipal Golf Course in Leeds. He later gained his first head professional post at Bedford & County Golf Club where he served the club for 21 years, including 10 years as general manager.
As one of a new breed at that time of PGA professionals pursuing more senior managerial roles, Bullock moved to Woburn, one of the country’s most prestigious venues as managing director and more recently as a non executive director at Golf at Goodwood and consultant to Bournemouth University.
Other career achievements include being awarded Advanced Fellow of the PGA status while he is also a member of the Golf Club Managers’ Association and the British Golf Collectors Association.
Bullock is also on the Golf Foundation’s board of trustees and key advocate for the advancement of golf among all walks of society.
“I’m excited and feel extremely honoured to have been invited to become captain of our great association and look forward to meeting many of my fellow members over the next two years,” he said. “I’m very proud of my association with the PGA, it has stood me in good stead. Without it I would have not got anywhere near achieving what I have.”
PGA chief executive Sandy Jones added: “Eddie is passionate about the PGA and golf and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role.
“Just as importantly he also has great personal attributes, particularly his people skills, which will serve him superbly as an ambassador of the PGA both in the UK and Ireland as well as around the world.”
Jones also paid tribute to the outgoing captain following the culmination of his two year stint in office.
“On behalf of the Association I would like to place on record sincere thanks to Jim Farmer for his efforts during his two year captaincy. It’s a great honour to hold the role and he has represented the PGA with distinction.”