Sir Michael Bonallack has accepted an invitation to succeed Jaime Ortiz-Patino as President of the Professional Golfers’ Associations of Europe for a two-year term commencing on 1st January 2003. The former Secretary of the R&A is also a member of the board of the PGA European Tour.
“It is a great honour to be invited to become the President of the PGA of Europe,” said Sir Michael, “a body which is doing so much to promote the game of golf and which plays a leading role in its development and growth.
“I am conscious that I take over from such a distinguished president as Jaime Ortiz-Patino and, before him, Christer Lindberg and John Jacobs all of whom played such a large part in establishing the Association and bringing it to its present position of influence and respect.
“I will try to follow the great example set by them and look forward to working with the members of the Association in the many important areas of their involvement.”