Name:Richard "Dick" Burton
Lived:[1907-1974]. Born on Oct 11, 1907 in Darwen, nr Blackburn, Lancs. Died on Jan 30, 1974 Kingston upon Thames, Greater London (aged 66).
Original/Home Club:Darwen GC
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf instructor and writer.
Played as the Silver King Tournament. Second-placed and defending champion Charlie Ward (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Burton (Eng). [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
Played as the Daily Mail £500 Tournament (for the last time until 1945, due to WW2). Second-placed and defending champion Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Burton (Eng). [East course, Sundridge Park GC, nr Bromley, Kent].
The Open Championship (74th) (July 5-7). Second-placed Johnny Bulla (USA) finished 2 shots behind Burton (Eng), who became the player to hold the famous Claret Jug for the longest period of time - seven years. Due to World War II, The Open was not played again until 1946. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Dunlop-Southport £1600 Tournament. Second-placed Charles Whitcomb (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Burton (Eng). [Hesketh GC, Southport, Merseyside].
Yorkshire Eve. News
Played as the Yorkshire Evening News £750 Tournament (June 11-13). Dick Burton (Eng) beat A.G. Matthews (Eng) 3 and 2 in the final. Burton recovered from being four down after the first 18 holes in the 36-hole final. [Temple Newsam GC, Leeds, West Yorkshire].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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