Renowned for his calm and collected leadership qualities. Bernard Gallacher is a former
European Ryder Cup team captain. Following 25 years as Club Professional at Wentworth, he went on to play on the European Seniors Tour and commentate for Sky TV. Bernard has become a staunch campaigner for more public access to defibrillators at golf courses since the demand is on the increase. He is a much sought after as an after-dinner speaker.
A giant of the golfing world in every sense, Bernard Gallacher was born in Scotland and originally made a name for himself as a top golfer on the PGA European Tour, winning the PGA Championship a mere two years after turning professional. He went on to win a further thirteen titles while simultaneously holding down the post of club professional at Wentworth Golf Club. As a player, Bernard competed in every Ryder Cup competition from 1969 to 1983. He supported Ryder Cup Captain Tony Jacklin in the late eighties before taking over the role himself. It took three attempts to claim the trophy, which finally came at Oak Hill in New York State.
After 25 years at Wentworth, Bernard stood down as club professional providing more time to spend with his family and for playing golf. It also afforded him the opportunity of commentating on the Ryder Cup for Sky as well as spread his wings on the corporate circuit becoming something of a golf day specialist.
In recent years, Bernard has been a regular on the European Seniors Tour where he has taken the Mobile Cup at Stoke Poges and is an ambassador in Seniors Golf for Calloway
He has also launched his own golf academy at Selfridges.
In addition to hosting golf days, Bernard is in much demand as an after dinner speaker where he gives an informative insight into the world of the Ryder Cup.
Away from the golf course, Bernard enjoys keeping fit, reading biographies and is a keen charity supporter.