Former GCMA president receives Gerald Micklem Award

Martyn Clapham
By Martyn Clapham April 27, 2015 10:18

The former president of the Golf Club Managers’ Association (GCMA), David Harrison, has received the Gerald Micklem Award for his contribution to amateur golf.

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David Harrison

The Gerald Micklem Award was set up in 1990 by England Golf to recognise individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the amateur game. Former recipients include Sir Michael Bonallack and Peter McEvoy. Gerald Micklem himself was a former captain of the UK and Ireland’s Walker Cup team.

David Harrison has been both a noted player and an administrator who has been captain of The R&A, was made an OBE for his services to golf and played a key role in the merger which created England Golf, as the independent chairman of the steering group.

Harrison, an honorary member of Stoneham, Alresford and Hayling golf clubs, played for the Hampshire boys’ and youths’ teams before representing England boys. He joined the RAF as a national serviceman and won the RAF championship twice and played in winning teams in two inter-service championships.

He later went to Oxford where he gained a golfing ‘blue’, before winning his county championship a record six times. He was county captain, played for the county team for 20 years and also twice won the Golf Illustrated Vase.

Harrison excelled as a golf administrator and was president of the English Golf Union (EGU). He is a qualified rules official and on many occasions has acted as a referee at the Open Championship and at other major golf events.

He is the president of the Hampshire PGA and has also held the positions of joint chairman of the International Golf Federation and chairman of the Championship Committee of The European Golf Association.

He was president of the GCMA for five years earlier this century, when it was called the Association of Golf Club Secretaries.


Martyn Clapham
By Martyn Clapham April 27, 2015 10:18
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