Name:Eric Chalmers Brown
Lived:[1925-1986]. Born on Feb 15, 1925 in Bathgate, West Lothian, Scotland. Died on March 6, 1986 in Haymarket, Edinburgh, aged 61.
Original/Home Club:Bathgate GC, West Lothian.
Occupation:Professional golfer and golf writer.
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 5-8). Brown (Scot) beat Ross Whitehead (Eng) at the 19th hole in the final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 7-10). Brown (Scot) beat Harry Weetman (Eng) at the 20th hole in the final. [Ailsa course, Turnberry Resort, Ayrshire].
Played as the Dunlop £2750 Tournament. Eric Brown (Scot) and Ralph Moffitt (Eng) finished in a tie for first place. Jimmy Hitchcock (Eng) finished 2 shots back in third place. [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
Played as the Yorkshire Evening News £1550 Tournament (June 18-20). Eric Brown (Scot) and Harold Henning (S Africa) finished in a tie for first place. Defending champion Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 1 shot further back in third place. [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks, England].
Played as the Dunlop Masters (Sept 19-21). Second-placed Peter Alliss (Eng) finished 3 shots behind Brown (Scot). [Notts GC, Hollinwell, nr Mansfield, England].
Brown (Scot) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1957 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events.
Played as the inaugural Portuguese Open. Won by Eric Brown (Scot). [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].
Played as the Irish Open (the first Irish Open since 1950, and not to be played again until 1975). Second-placed Harry Weetman (Eng) finished 1 shot behind wire-to-wire winner Brown (Scot). [Belvoir Park GC, Belfast, N. Ireland].
Played as the Italian Open. Won by Eric Brown (Scot). [Milano GC, Villasanta, Monza, nr Milan].
Played as the Penfold Tournament (36-hole strokeplay followed by match play for the top 32 players). Brown (Scot) beat Laurie Ayton Jr (Scot) 6 and 5 in the final. [Llandudno Maesdu GC, Llandudno, N Wales].
Played as the Swiss Open. Won by Eric Brown (Scot). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].
European Tour: 2021 marks the 50th and last season of the world renowned European Tour, launched in April 1972 at the Spanish Open. From 2022 the Tour will be sponsored by Dubai-based global supply chain and ports operator DP World, and will be known as the DP World Tour.
South African Open: December 2021 events in South Africa have again been impacted by the Covid pandemic. The South African Open (Dec 2-5) will no longer be played as a DP World Tour event, and the Alfred Dunhill Championship (Dec 9-12) has been cancelled.
Bernhard Langer: at age 64, Langer collected a record sixth Charles Schwab Cup, the only player to have won the season-long points chase more than twice. He also topped the PGA Tour Champions money-list for the 11th time out of a possible 13 since 2008.
Carlota Ciganda: the five-time Solheim Cup star was delighted to record a fourth Ladies European Tour win in her home national championship, the Ladies Spanish Open.
Lee Elder: Trailblazer, Ryder Cup player, four-time PGA Tour winner and eight-time Senior PGA Tour winner, Lee Elder died on November 28, aged 87. In 1975 he became the first African American golfer to play in the Masters tournament, and in so doing provided one of the pivotal moments in the history of professional golf.
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
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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