Name:Alexander "Sandy" Herd
Lived:[1868-1944]. Born on April 24, 1868 in St Andrews, Fife. Died on Feb 18, 1944 in Moor Park, Hertfordshire (aged 75).
Original/Home Club:St Andrews, Fife
MAJORS (1): The Open (1902)
Brother of Fred Herd (who won the US Open in 1898).
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 21-24). Alexander 'Sandy' Herd (Scot) beat Jack Bloxham (Eng) at the 38th hole in the final. Herd recorded his second win in this event, coming 20 years after his first. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 2-4). Herd (Scot) beat Charles Mayo (Eng) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Notts GC, Hollinwell, nr Mansfield, England].
The Open Championship (42nd) (June 4/5). Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey) and James Braid (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Alex (Sandy) Herd (Scot). [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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