Bernie McGuire appointed European AGW Secretary

Australia’s Bernie McGuire, and Golf Grinder’s European correspondent, has created history in being appointed the new Secretary of the Association of Golf Writers (Europe).

He becomes the first non-British member of the Association to hold a senior position on the Association of Golf Writers and takes over from former London Times correspondent Peter Dixon, who has become the new Captain of the Association of Golf Writers.

Bernie McGuire with Adam Scott Bernie McGuire with Adam Scott at the 2013 Australian Golf Writers Awards night (Credit: Anthony Powter)

Bernie is also only the seventh Secretary in the 76-year history of the Association and he follows in the footsteps of some illustrious golf writers including Renton Laidlaw, who was Secretary from 1978 to 1995.

Before getting into golf Bernie worked for four years on the personal staff of the Premier of New South Wales in Australia as was the Chief Private Secretary to the Treasurer of New South Wales.

Bernie annually attends close to 30 tournaments, including the majors, from where he contributes to a number of newspapers in Great Britain, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

He is on the committee of the Association of Golf Writers (Europe) while he also is a member of the Australian Golf Writers Association.

Using a base in Crail, south of St Andrews in Scotland, Bernie makes the yearly return to his native Australia to cover our summer of golf.