Bernard (Richard Meirion) Darwin was a grandson of the famous British naturalist Charles Darwin. As well as writing about golf for over fifty years he was a very prolific amateur golfer and was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2005 in the Lifetime Achievement category. Darwin was educated at Eton College and graduated from Trinity College Cambridge where he had been a Cambridge Blue in golf. Having graduated in law Darwin became a court lawyer after Cambridge but gradually moved in journalism working for The Times and Country Life. Amongst his lifetime achievements he was awarded the Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his work served as Captain of the R & A in 1934 and was President of the Golf Club Managers Association.