Call them the Four Macs.
Or call them, as Phil Mickelson might prefer, the Mac Daddy rules officials of the USGA. All four have Mac surnames – McLachlan, McGregor, McCutcheon and MacDonald – and they live and breathe the Rules of Golf.
Wherever the USGA is holding a national championship, Malcolm McLachlan, Reed McGregor, Tom McCutcheon and Gerry MacDonald are likely to be there. At times, they go to extraordinary lengths to serve the USGA as well as their local and regional golf associations.
The Four Macs are widely recognized in golf. They may not play the game as often as they once did, but they are among the most knowledgeable and influential golf officials in the world.
Malcolm McLachlan is so highly regarded that he was inducted into the Connecticut Golf Hall of Fame. Reed McGregor was awarded Utah’s highly regarded Gold Club Award.
Here was McGregor’s schedule for the recent 2019 U.S. Amateur and U.S. Senior Amateur, which were separated by one off-week: He flew to North Carolina for the U.S. Amateur, he worked ...
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