George Macgregor OBE will serve as the Captain of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews in 2014/15.
He has been nominated by the past Captains of the Club and will begin his year in office with the traditional driving-in ceremony on the first tee of the Old Course on Friday, 19 September 2014.
Born in 1944 in Roslin, Midlothian, George Macgregor is one of Scotland’s most successful amateur golfers. He represented Great Britain and Ireland on five occasions at the Walker Cup and also served as Captain in 1991 and 1993. His Scotland international career spanned 18 years and he won the Scottish Stroke Play Championship in 1982, the same year he reached the final of the Scottish Amateur Championship.
He has served on The R&A’s Championship, Amateur Status and Selection committees and has been the Director of Championships at the Scottish Golf Union since 2010. He was awarded an OBE in 1996 for services to amateur golf.
Mr Macgregor was Company Secretary of Dalmore Paper Mill until 2004. He was Captain of Glencorse Golf Club in its centenary year in 1990 and has been a member of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews since 1997. He plays to a handicap of three. He is married to Christine and has two daughters, Fiona and Morag.
The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews holds a unique position in golf. Established in 1754, it evolved through two and half centuries as a leading authority in the world game.
As the Club celebrated its 250th anniversary in 2004 it devolved responsibility for the administration of the Rules of Golf, the running of The Open Championship and other key events, and the development of the game in existing and emerging golf nations, to a newly formed group of companies collectively known as The R&A.
As a separate entity, The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews remains as a private club with a world-wide membership of 2,400.