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].
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
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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