European Golf Design's Famous Michael King
EGD Office Sunningdale, 10am, the front door opens and then slams shut, in comes Michael King. Coffee cup in hand, bundles of papers under his arm, and occasionally accompanied by a minute dog called Elvis.
Michael is a Director of EGD. Affectionally known throughout the world of golf and Sunningdale, as Queenie.
Known also for his larger than life personality and colourful dress sense, he certainly adds an extra dimension to the office.
An ex professional golfer, and member of Sunningdale there isn’t a lot Michael doesn’t know about the world of golf. After attending Millfield School, Michael had a successful career in amateur golf, playing at every level, representing England several times. He tied for first place in the Lytham trophy in 1972 and played in the Walker Cup in 1969 and 1973. After a career in the city as a stockbroker he decided to change direction and with a successful amateur golf career behind him he took the plunge to turn pro. He enjoyed success, his finest season being in 1979 when he won the TPC and finished in the top six eight times to earn a place in the 1979 Ryder Cup team. Having never lost his tour card, his golf career was bought to an end in 1987 when he was forced to retire with Spondylitis.
Michael now concentrates his time on design work with EGD, sponsorship for the European Tour and social golf at Sunningdale with great friend Sam Torrance.
Projects he has worked on with EGD include Marriot Worsley Park, Marriot Hollins Hall and Ribagolfe 2 in Portugal.
There is never is a dull moment when Queenie is around.