Who's who: Alf Perry

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Who's who: Alf Perry

  • Name:

    Alfred "Alf" Perry
  • Country:

    England
  • Lived:

    [1904-1974]. Born on Oct 8, 1904 in Coulsdon, Surrey. Died on Dec 4, 1974 in New Milton, Hampshire (aged 70).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Leatherhead GC
  • Occupation:

    Club pro and professional golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1924

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): The Open (1935). Ryder Cup player (1933, '35, '37).

Did you know?

Perry enjoyed moderate success as a tournament professional before claiming a surprise four-shot win in the 1935 Open Championship at Muirfield. Perry (-5) and fellow English professional Alf Padgham (-1) were the only players to break par. Further success came in 1938 when Perry recorded three prestigious tournament wins on the British circuit

Top tournaments won by Alf Perry

1938
Europe
Northumberland GC
284
£500
Daily Mail

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Perry, Alf

Venue

Northumberland GC

Score

284

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Daily Mail

Played as the Daily Mail £2000 Tournament. Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 4 shots behind Perry (Eng). [Northumberland GC, Gosforth Park, nr Newcastle upon Tyne].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Perry, Alf

Score

273

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop-Metropolitan £750 Tournament. Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Perry (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1938
Europe
Leeds GC
8 & 6
£150
Yorkshire Eve. News

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Perry, Alf

Venue

Leeds GC

Score

8 & 6

Prize money

£150

Title sponsor

Yorkshire Eve. News

Played as the Yorkshire Evening News £750 Tournament (June 2-4). Alf Perry (Eng) beat Vernon Greenhalgh (Eng) 8 and 6 in the 36-hole final. [Leeds GC, Leeds, West Yorkshire].

1935
Majors
283
£100
R&A

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Perry, Alf

Score

283

Prize money

£100

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (70th) (June 26-28). Second-placed Alf Padgham (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Perry (Eng). [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].

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