Peter McEvoy O.B.E.

One of the most successful captains of any Great Britain and Ireland team, has been named as Chairman of the R&A Selection Committee to succeed Peter Benka. 

As captain, McEvoy lead GB&I to victory in the 1999 Walker Cup at Nairn and two years later at Sea Island, Georgia, was the first to lead a successful defence of the trophy on U.S. soil. He was also captain of the team of four players that won the 1998 Eisenhower Trophy in Chile and of the St Andrews Trophy team which, in 2000, defeated the Continent of Europe at Turnberry. 

Prior to being appointed captain, McEvoy had an outstanding career in amateur golf that included winning the Amateur Championship in 1977 and 1978, being a member of the Walker Cup sides of 1977, 1979, 1981, 1985 and 1989 and the World Amateur Team Championship teams of 1978, 1980, 1984, 1986 and lastly in 1988 in Ullva, Sweden where GB&I won the Eisenhower Trophy and McEvoy took the individual title. He remains the most capped English player and for many years was captain of the English International team.