Bruce Critchley

Bruce Fishwick Critchley (born 9 December 1942)[1] is a UK TV broadcaster and commentator who worked for the BBC in the 1980s and from the early 1990s was a member of Sky Sports golf broadcasting team until his retirement in the mid-2010s.[2]

Critchley was the son of Air Commodore Alfred Critchley and his third wife, Diana Fishwick.[3] His father was a useful amateur golfer and had won the Addington Foursomes in 1939 partnered by Dai Rees. His mother had won the British Ladies Amateur Golf Championship in 1930 and had played in the Curtis Cup in 1932 and 1934 and was non-playing captain in 1950.

Critchley was never a professional golfer unlike many of his colleagues. He won the Worplesdon Mixed Foursomes in 1961, partnered by Frances Smith, and he first played for England as an amateur at the age of nineteen in 1962.[4] Seven years later he was picked to play for Great Britain & Ireland against America in the 1969 Walker Cup. That same year he was a member of the England team that won the European Amateur Team Championship and he also reached the final of the Worplesdon Mixed Foursomes.[5] He was runner-up in the 1970 Golf Illustrated Gold Vase, finishing a stroke behind the winner.[6]


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