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Royal and Ancient appoints new captain

George MacGregor has been announced as the captain of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews for 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.

Born in 1944 in 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 over 18 years and he won the Scottish Strokeplay 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 also 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 and will take up his new role in September this year.

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