Who's who: Charlie Ward

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Who's who: Charlie Ward

  • Name:

    Charles Harold Ward
  • Country:

    England
  • Lived:

    [1911-2001]. Born on Sept 16, 1911 in Birmingham, England. Died in Aug 2001 in Torquay, Devon, England (aged 89).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1929

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1947, '49, '51). At least 17 wins on the British professional circuit. Harry Vardon Trophy (1948, '49), awarded at the time to the winner of the British PGA's Order of Merit.

Did you know?

Several of Ward's potentially best years as a professional, during his early-30s, fell during the Second World War years, during which time he served with the RAF.

Top tournaments won by Charlie Ward

1965
Europe
Ashford Manor
210 (E)
£500
Teacher's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Venue

Ashford Manor

Score

210 (E)

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Teacher's

Played as the Teacher's Senior Professional Tournament (May 25-27; aka British Senior Championship, a 54-hole event). Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 2 shots behind Charlie Ward (Eng). [Ashford Manor GC, Ashford, Middlesex].

1956
Europe
282
£250
UK / Ire PGA

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Venue

Maesdu

Score

282

Prize money

£250

Title sponsor

UK / Ire PGA

Played as the PGA Close Championship (July 25-28; for UK & Ireland professionals only). Charlie Ward (Eng) beat Eric Brown (Scot) by 2 shots in a 36-hole playoff: Ward 139 (68 and 71), Brown 141 (66 and 75). [Llandudno Maesdu GC, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Score

359

Prize money

£350

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop 2000 Guineas Tournament (played over 90 holes). Second-placed Jimmy Adams (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Ward (Eng). [Little Aston GC, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks].

1951
Europe
270
£350
Lotus

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Score

270

Prize money

£350

Title sponsor

Lotus

Played as the Lotus £1,500 Tournament (Aug 29-31). Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 3 shots behind Charlie Ward (Eng). [Stoneham GC, Southampton, Hampshire].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Score

290

Prize money

£525

Title sponsor

Daily Mail

Played as the (last) Daily Mail £2500 Tournament. Ward (Eng) beat Bobby Locke (S Africa) and Ossie Pickworth (Aus) in a 36-hole playoff (Ward 146, Locke 149, Pickworth 157). [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Venue

Pannal

Score

281

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the North British-Harrogate 2000 Guineas Tournament. Second-placed Ken Bousfield (Eng), Antonio Cerda (Arg) and Fred Daly (N.Ire) finished 2 shots behind Charlie Ward (Eng). [Pannal GC, Pannal, nr Harrogate, N Yorks].

1949
Awards
70.77
British PGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Venue

Score

70.77

Prize money

Title sponsor

British PGA

Ward (Eng) won his second straight Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1949 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events. Ward's 70.77 was based on 40 rounds played.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Score

290

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (Oct 4-7). Ward (Eng) beat John Burton (Eng) by 1 shot in a 36-hole playoff (Ward 143, Burton 144). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

1949
Europe
Worthing GC
273
£300
Spalding

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Venue

Worthing GC

Score

273

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

Spalding

Played as the Spalding £1,350 Tournament (June 1-3). Second-placed Jimmy Adams (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Charlie Ward (Eng). [Lower course, Worthing GC, West Sussex].

1948
Europe
North Manchester
280
£500
R.A. Brand

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Venue

North Manchester

Score

280

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

R.A. Brand

Played as the (last) R.A. Brand £1,500 Tournament (Aug 4-6). Second-placed Fred Daly (N. Ire) finished 3 shots behind Charlie Ward (Eng). [North Manchester GC, Middleton, nr Manchester].

1948
Europe
283
£250
Silvertown Co.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Score

283

Prize money

£250

Title sponsor

Silvertown Co.

Played as the Silver King Tournament. Jimmy Adams (Scot) and Charlie Ward (Eng) finished in a tie for first place. Dai Rees (Wales) finished 1 shot back in third place. [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

1948
Europe
275
£200
Yorkshire Eve. News

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Score

275

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

Yorkshire Eve. News

Played as the Yorkshire Evening News 1000 Guineas Tournament (June 8-10). Second-placed and defending champion Norman Von Nida (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Charlie Ward (Eng). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks, England].

1948
Awards
71.29
British PGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Venue

Score

71.29

Prize money

Title sponsor

British PGA

Ward (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1948 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events. Ward's 71.29 was based on 44 rounds played.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ward, Charlie

Score

298

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

Daily Mail

Played as the Daily Mail Tournament (for the first time since 1940, due to WW2). Second-placed Max Faulkner (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Ward (Eng). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].

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