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Golf News: - Posted 15th June 1998

Bonallack, Montgomerie and Nicholas in Queen's Birthday Honours

London - Michael Bonallack, Secretary of The Royal and Ancient Club of St Andrews, received a knighthood in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to golf while Colin Montgomerie and Alison Nicholas were also honoured with an MBE, also for their services to golf.

Michael Bonallack, Secretary of the R and A since 1983, previously served as Chairman of the Professional Golfers' Association for six years, as Chairman of the Golf Foundation and as Presiident of the English Golf Uniion.

He won the Amateur Championship five times between 1961 and 1970, the English Amateur five times and competed in the Walker Cup on nine occasions, twice a s captain, once on the winning side in1971.

Colin Montgomerie has consistently set the highest playing standards on the European Tour establishing an outstanding record of five successive top finishes in the Volvo Ranking.

He is one of the European players competing in the US Open this week and said "I'm delighted and honoured to be acknowledged in this way, and it puts me in good spirits for this week."

Alison Nicholas, who received her MBE for services to women's golf, won the 1997 US Women's Open.