Who's who: Dale Hayes

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Who's who: Dale Hayes

  • Name:

    Dale Hayes
  • Also known as:

    Haysie
  • Country:

    South Africa
  • Born:

    July 1, 1952 in Pretoria, Gauteng Province, S Africa.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, TV golf commentator, founder of Dale Hayes Golf event management company.
  • Turned Pro:

    1970
  • Website:

    https://www.dalehayesgolf.com

Roll of Honour

Total professional wins (21), including Sunshine Tour (13) and European Tour (5+). European Tour Order of Merit winner (1975).

Golf course design

Hayes has been involved for many years with the successful course design company of Matkovich & Hayes. Most of the actual design is done by Peter Matkovich, with Hayes predominantly involved in marketing and public relations for the company. Matkovich designs can be found in all parts of South Africa.

Did you know?

Hayes enjoyed a successful playing career as a professional golfer, which included winning the 1975 European Tour Order of Merit. After retiring from competitive golf, he has remained very active in the game as a commentator and principal of an event management business.

Top tournaments won by Dale Hayes

1979
Europe
278 (-10)
£5,788
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

£5,788

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Spanish Open. Second-placed Brian Barnes (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Hayes (RSA). [Golf Torrequebrada, Benalmadena, nr Malaga].

1978
Europe
269 (-19)
£7,025
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Score

269 (-19)

Prize money

£7,025

Title sponsor

x

Played as the French Open. Second-placed Seve Ballesteros (Esp) finished 11 shots behind Hayes (RSA). [Red course, La Baule GC, Pays-de-la-Loire].

1978
Europe
293 (+5)
£5,506
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Venue

Pevero

Score

293 (+5)

Prize money

£5,506

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Italian Open. Second-placed Vin Baker (RSA) and Tommy Horton (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Hayes (RSA). [Pevero GC, Costa Smeralda, Sardinia].

1978
Africa
275 (-13)
Kronenbrau

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

Title sponsor

Kronenbrau

Played as the Kronenbrau South African Masters. Won by Hayes (RSA). [Milnerton GC, nr Cape Town, Western Cape, RSA].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Score

287

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the South African Open. Hayes (RSA) beat John Fourie (RSA) in a playoff. [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Score

266

Prize money

Title sponsor

Lexington

Played as the Lexington PGA Championship. Won for the third straight year by Hayes (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].

1975
Awards
17,487 pts
£20,507
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Venue

Score

17,487 pts

Prize money

£20,507

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Hayes (RSA) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the European Tour 1975 Order of Merit winner. Using a season-long points system, Hayes accumulated 17,487.99 pts; Bob Shearer (Aus) was second with 13,920.88 pts; Eamonn Darcy (Ire) was third with 11,988.33 pts. Hayes also topped the Tour's 1975 Prize Money List with £20,507; Jack Newton (Aus) was second with £16,394; Bob Shearer (Aus) was third with £16,040.

1975
Awards
71.26
n/a
Eurpn Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Venue

Score

71.26

Prize money

n/a

Title sponsor

Eurpn Tr

Hayes (RSA) recorded the season's lowest stroke average on the European Tour, with 71.26. Bob Shearer (Aus) was second with 71.77. Graham Marsh (Aus) averaged 70.90, but played in only six tournaments (20 rounds).

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Score

273 (-7)

Prize money

£5,217

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Swiss Open. In a South Africa dominated Swiss Open, second-placed Gary Player (RSA), Tienie Britz (RSA) and Bernard Gallacher (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Hayes (RSA). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Score

266

Prize money

Title sponsor

Lexington

Played as the Lexington PGA Championship. Won by defending champion Hayes (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].

1974
Africa
271 (-9)
US$10,000
Beck's

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

US$10,000

Title sponsor

Beck's

Played as the Beck's PGA Championship. Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Hayes (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Hayes, Dale

Score

275

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Spanish Open. Won by Dale Hayes (RSA). [Real (Royal) GC El Prat, El Prat de Llobregat, nr Barcelona Airport. Club now located in Terrassa, nr Barcelona].

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