Scottish amateur golfing great will be new R&A captain

George MacGregor OBE
George MacGregor OBE

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 in September.

Mr Macgregor represented Great Britain and Ireland on five occasions at the Walker Cup and served as captain twice.

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.