Bernard Gallacher OBE


Scottish former golfing legend and keynote speaker, Bernard Gallacher is best known for being a Ryder Cup captain and accumulating a massive 11 tour titles during his illustrious golfing career. Known as one of the greatest British golfers of his generation, Bernard now works as a sports speaker and media commentator, making a variety of appearances across different sporting events.

The youngest man to represent Great Britain and Ireland in the Ryder Cup, Gallacher began playing golf aged just 11 and won his first trophy, the Lothians Golf Association Boys Championship, just five years later. A true icon in the world of golf, Bernard played in every Ryder Cup from 1969 to 1983, and was the driving force, as captain, behind the vital 1995 victory for the European team at Oak Hill Country Club in New York State.

Known for his work alongside fellow golf speaker, Brian Barnes, Bernard provides highly insightful and fascinating talks as a golf speaker. Gallacher not only relives his accomplishments, but also shares tricks of the trade and reveals how he achieved sporting success. As passionate as ever about playing the prestigious sport of golf, Bernard still takes part in the Seniors League, and is often seen at a number of senior golfing events. Proving that he still got it, Bernard triumphantly won the Mobile Cup in 2002.

With a long and prestigious career, Bernard has had the opportunity to work with various blue chip companies, particularly on their corporate entertainment. Widely regarded as a “golf day specialist”, an accomplished speaker, and also as a leading media commentator for BBC Radio Five Live, Bernard provides a professional service for all to enjoy.

Bernard also works as an anecdotal sports speaker appearing at corporate and club events as well as specialist after dinner speaker events. A brilliant motivational speaker, Gallacher draws upon a life devoted to golf to deliver the ultimate motivational presentation. Using his first-hand experience, successes and resilient attitude, Gallacher is able to serve a speech that is truly unforgettable.

To book Bernard Gallacher as the golf speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by using the contact details below:

When at corporate events, Bernard is known to cover the following topics:

  • International Golf
  • Sporting Success
  • Golfing Technique
  • Marginal Gains
  • Peak Performance
  • Performing Under Pressure

See what feedback Bernard received from the events in which he appeared, below:

“Bernard was outstanding! His talk was perfect, the members of BNSGC loved it and will go down in BNSGC history as one of the best days ever at the golf club.  Thank you so much for all your help in the end to organise Bernard to come. I will certainly use you again in the future and I am hoping now we will make this an annual event to bring a famous name to the club each year. Thank you again and please please pass on my thanks once again to Bernard for making the day so special, creating memories and above all for speaking on my day. He was a true gent and no problems what so ever.” – Andrew Richardson, Blackpool North Shore Golf Club

“Bernard spoke great, the audience loved it and the fact he came to the club first was the icing on the cake.” – Langland Bay Golf Club

“Thank you to Bernard Gallacher and Champions for your help and excellent service to celebrate the Opening of our club. Will definitely recommend your service in future.” – Kings Golf Club