Who's who: Bernard Hunt

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Who's who: Bernard Hunt

  • Name:

    Bernard John Hunt
  • Country:

    England
  • Lived:

    [1930-2013]. Born on Feb 2, 1930 in Atherstone, Warwickshire. Died on June 21, 2013, aged 83.
  • Original/Home Club:

    Atherstone GC, Warwicks.
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer and teaching professional.
  • Turned Pro:

    1946

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1953, '57, '59, '61, '63, '65, '67, '69); Ryder Cup captain (1973, '75). Total professional wins (30+), mainly on the European professional circuit. Awarded Harry Vardon Trophy as (British) PGA Order of Merit winner (1958, '60, '65). Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, MBE.

Did you know?

Bernard Hunt was the first Head Professional at Foxhills Golf Club in Surrey, where he served for 25 years. One of the two championship courses at Foxhills is named in his honour.

Top tournaments won by Bernard Hunt

1971
Europe
276 (-12)
£2,000
WD & HO Wills

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

276 (-12)

Prize money

£2,000

Title sponsor

WD & HO Wills

Played as the W.D. & H.O. Wills Tournament (Sept 22-25). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) and Peter Tupling (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Hunt (Eng). [East course, Dalmahoy Hotel & CC, nr Edinburgh].

1970
Europe
277 (-7)
£750
Agfacolor

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

Agfacolor

Played as the Agfacolor Film Tournament (May 21-24). Second-placed Tommy Horton (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Hunt (Eng), who recorded his third straight win on the British professional circuit. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].

1970
Europe
Hill Barn GC
271
£750
Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Venue

Hill Barn GC

Score

271

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

Penfold

Played as the Penfold Tournament. Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Bernard Hunt (Eng). [Hill Barn GC, Worthing, West Sussex].

1969
Europe
292 (E)
£1,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Venue

Penina

Score

292 (E)

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Algarve Open (March 20-23). Second-placed Harry Bannerman (Scot) and John Garner (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Hunt (Eng). [Penina Resort, Portimao, Algarve, Portugal].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

271

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Open de France. Peter Butler (Eng) finished in second place behind Hunt (Eng). [Saint Germain GC, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, nr Paris].

1966
Europe
262 (-14)
£750
Piccadilly

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

262 (-14)

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

Piccadilly

Played as the Piccadilly Stroke Play Tournament (Oct 4/5; 72-hole stroke play event; played ahead of the "main event", i.e. the Oct 6-8 World Match Play Championship on Wentworth's West course). Second-placed Peter Green (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Hunt (Eng). [East course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

283 (-5)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (Sept 18/19). Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Hunt (Eng), who won this title for the second time in three years. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].

1965
Awards
71.40
British PGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Venue

Score

71.40

Prize money

Title sponsor

British PGA

Hunt (Eng) won his third Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1965 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events. Hunt's 71.40 was based on 45 rounds played.

1964
Europe
264 (-20)
£500
Rediffusion

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Venue

La Moye

Score

264 (-20)

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Rediffusion

Played as the Rediffusion Tournament (Sept 24-27). Second-placed Peter Alliss (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Bernard Hunt (Eng), who completed the last two rounds with a badly blistered left foot. [La Moye GC, St Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands].

1963
Europe
272
£1,000
Swallow / Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

272

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Swallow / Penfold

Played as the Swallow-Penfold Tournament. Second-placed Peter Butler (Eng) finished 9 shots behind Hunt (Eng). [Belleisle GC, Ayr, Ayrshire].

1963
Europe
282
£2,000
Dunlop

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

282

Prize money

£2,000

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (June 27-29). Hunt (Eng) beat Ralph Moffitt (Eng) by 3 shots in a 4-hole playoff (Hunt 14, Moffitt 17). [Little Aston GC, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks].

1963
Europe
270
£1,000
Carroll & Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

270

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Carroll & Co.

Played as the inaugural Carroll Sweet Afton Tournament. Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Hunt (Eng). Sweet Afton was a P.J. Carroll & Co. cigarette brand. [Woodbrook GC, nr Bray, Co. Wicklow].

1963
Europe
273
£1,000
Gevacolor

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

273

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Gevacolor

Played as the inaugural Gevacolor Film Tournament (May 16-18). Second-placed Brian Huggett (Wales) finished 3 shots behind Bernard Hunt (Eng), who recorded back-to-back wins on the European professional circuit. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

273 (-11)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Brazil Open (Aberto do Brasil). Dave Thomas (Wales) finished in second place behind Hunt (Eng). [Sao Paulo GC, Santo Amoro, Sao Paulo, Brazil].

1961
Europe
Sundridge Park
270
£1,000
Martini

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Venue

Sundridge Park

Score

270

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Martini

Played as the inaugural £6000 Martini International (May 4-6). Hunt (Eng) beat George Low (Scot) in a 5-hole playoff (Hunt 16, Low 20). [East course, Sundridge Park GC, nr Bromley, Kent].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

279

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Daks

Played as the Daks Tournament. Second-placed Neil Coles (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Hunt (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

272

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the German Open. Won by Hunt (Eng). [Krefelder GC, Krefeld, nr Dusseldorf].

1960
Awards
70.29
British PGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Venue

Score

70.29

Prize money

Title sponsor

British PGA

Hunt (Eng) won his second Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1960 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events. Hunt's 70.29 was based on 43.5 rounds played.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

129

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

Bowmaker

Played as the Bowmaker Tournament (a 36-hole pro-am event). Bernard Hunt (Eng) and Peter Mills (Eng) finished in a tie for first place. Harold Henning (S Africa) finished 4 shots further back in third place. Mills recorded an outward-nine of 28 in the closing round. [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

1958
Awards
71.67
British PGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Venue

Score

71.67

Prize money

Title sponsor

British PGA

Hunt (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1958 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

278

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

Spalding

Played as the Spalding £1,350 Tournament (April 24-26). Second-placed Peter Alliss (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Bernard Hunt (Eng). [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Score

280

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Belgian Open (May 24-27). Hunt (Eng) beat Dai Rees (Wales) in a 36-hole playoff (Hunt 137, Rees 145). [Royal Latem GC, Sint-Martens-Latem, East Flanders, Belgium].

1953
Europe
Worthing GC
273
£300
Spalding

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hunt, Bernard

Venue

Worthing GC

Score

273

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

Spalding

Played as the Spalding £1,350 Tournament (Aug 12-14). Second-placed Jack Hargreaves (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Bernard Hunt (Eng), who recorded his first top flight professional win. [Lower course, Worthing GC, West Sussex].

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