Sir Michael Bonallack, one of golf’s most decorated amateur players and a highly respected administrator, passed away this week at the age of 88.
Boasting a playing résumé the envy of every amateur golfer, Bonallack would go on to serve as both the Captain and Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and is a legendary figure in the game around the entire world.
“I was enormously saddened to learn of the passing of Sir Michael Bonallack, a true legend of the game both as a player and across the many roles he held in golf administration,” Golf Australia CEO James Sutherland said.
“The stories of Sir Michael’s feats as a player are enthralling to hear, including his shared low individual honour at the World Amateur Team Championship (Eisenhower Trophy) in 1968 at our very own Royal Melbourne Golf Club.
“On behalf of Golf Australia, I wish to express our deep…