Who's who: Ed Dudley

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Who's who: Ed Dudley

  • Name:

    Edward Bishop Dudley
  • Also known as:

    Big Ed
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1901-1963]. Born on Feb 19, 1901 in Brunswick, Georgia. Died on Oct 25, 1963 in Colorado Springs, Colorado (aged 62).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer, club pro and instructor.
  • Turned Pro:

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1929, '33, '37). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour (15) and several other professional wins in the 1920s and 30s.

Did you know?

Despite his 15 PGA Tour wins and 24 top ten finishes in the "majors", a major championship title eluded Dudley during his touring career. As a club professional Dudley held the prestigious honour of being the first head professional at Augusta National Golf Club. Subsequently he was the club pro for many years at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs.

Top tournaments won by Ed Dudley

1936
America
288 (E)
$700
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dudley, Ed

Score

288 (E)

Prize money

$700

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the Shawnee Open (June 7-9; last played in 1930). Second-placed Ralph Guldahl (USA) and Roland Mackenzie (USA) finished 1 shot behind defending champion Ed Dudley (USA). [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].

1933
America
288 (-4)
$500
Hershey

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dudley, Ed

Score

288 (-4)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

Hershey

Played as the inaugural Hershey Open (Sept 1/2). Second-placed Al Espinosa (USA) finished 10 shots behind Ed Dudley (USA). [West Course, Hershey CC, Hershey, PA].

1931
America
Miami Valley
280 (-4)
$500
WGA

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dudley, Ed

Venue

Miami Valley

Score

280 (-4)

Prize money

$500

Title sponsor

WGA

Played as the Western Open (June 18-20). Second-placed Walter Hagen (USA) finished 4 shots behind Ed Dudley (USA). [Miami Valley GC, Dayton, Ohio].

1931
America
Wilshire CC
285 (+1)
$3,500
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dudley, Ed

Venue

Wilshire CC

Score

285 (+1)

Prize money

$3,500

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Los Angeles Open (Jan 9-12). Second-placed Al Espinosa (USA) and Eddie Loos (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ed Dudley (USA). [Wilshire CC, Los Angeles, CA].

1930
America
282 (-6)
$600
PGA of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dudley, Ed

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

$600

Title sponsor

PGA of America

Played as the Shawnee Open (June 24/25; next played in 1936). Second-placed Johnny Farrell (USA) finished 6 shots behind Ed Dudley (USA). [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].

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