Name:Charles Albert Whitcombe
Lived:[1895-1978]. Born on Sept 21, 1895 in Berrow, nr Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset. Died on Feb 13, 1978 in Winchmore Hill, Enfield, London (aged 82).
Original/Home Club:Came Down GC, Dorset.
Played as the Silver King Tournament. Second-placed Alf Perry (Eng) and Eddie Whitcombe (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Charles Whitcombe (Eng). Eddie was the son of Ernest Whitcombe, Charles's brother. [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
Whitcombe (Eng) won the inaugural Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1937 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top seven professional events. Whitcombe's 71.62 was based on 24 rounds; he played in six of the seven events. Paddy Mahon (Ire) was second with 71.90.
Played as the Dunlop-Southport £1600 Tournament. Second-placed Dick Burton (Eng) and Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed and defending champion Abe Mitchell (Eng) finished 8 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].
News of the World
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 23-26). Whitcombe (Eng) beat Henry Cotton (Eng) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final - as he did two years earlier in 1928. [Oxhey Park GC, Watford, Herts. 18-hole course at the time; now 9-holes].
Played as the Yorkshire Evening News 1000 Guineas Tournament (May 17-19). Charles Whitcombe (Eng) beat Herbert Jolly (Guernsey) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. Whitcombe's older brother Ernest was the defending champion. Jolly was the losing finalist for the second straight year. [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks, England].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 18-21). Whitcombe (Eng) beat Henry Cotton (Eng) 4 and 2 in the 36-hole final. Both players were hailed as "amongst the world's greatest" for the quality of their play. Whitworth took control in the middle of the second round, with scores of 2, 3, 3, 3 from the 7th to the 10th hole. [Stoke Park CC, Stoke Poges, Bucks].
Played as the Yorkshire Evening News 1000 Guineas Tournament (Aug 19-21). Charles Whitcombe (Eng) beat Moses O'Neill (Ire) 9 and 8 in the 36-hole final. [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks, England].
Played as the Daily Mail £1000 Tournament. Second-placed Len Holland (Eng) finished 9 shots behind Whitcombe (Eng). [Royal Cinque Ports GC, Deal, Kent].
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