Name:Charles Harold Ward
Lived:[1911-2001]. Born on Sept 16, 1911 in Birmingham, England. Died in Aug 2001 in Torquay, Devon, England (aged 89).
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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.
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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