Lived:[1911-1990]. Born on Oct 11, 1911 in Portrush, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland. Died on Nov 18, 1990 in Belfast, N. Ireland (aged 79).
Original/Home Club:Rathmore GC (playing on the Valley course, Royal Portrush GC).
Played as the Daks Tournament. Second-placed Jack Hargreaves (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Daly (N.Ire). This was the first televised golf event in the UK, broadcast by the BBC. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 17-20). Daly (N.Ire) beat Flory van Donck (Belg) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. This was Daly's third win in this event in six years, and, as in 1947, another win against van Donck in the final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].
Played as the Lotus £1,500 Tournament (Aug 30-Sept 1). Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 1 shot behind Fred Daly (N.Ire). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks].
Played as the Manchester Evening Chronicle £1,500 Tournament (discontinued after this event). Second-placed Flory van Donck (Belg) finished 3 shots behind Daly (N.Ire). [The Mere Resort, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 22-25). Defending champion Daly (N.Ire) beat Laurie Ayton Jr (Scot) 4 and 3 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Birkdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
Played as the Dunlop-Southport £2000 Tournament. Fred Daly (N.Ire) beat Ted McNeill (N.Ire) by 10 shots in a 36-hole playoff (Daly 141, McNeill 151). [Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].
Played as the Penfold Tournament. Second-placed Ken Bousfield (Eng) and Dai Rees (Wales) finished 3 shots behind Daly (N.Ire). [King's course, Gleneagles Hotel, Auchterarder, Perthshire].
The Open Championship (76th) (July 2-4). Second-placed Reginald W "Reg" Horne (Eng) and Frank Stranahan (USA) finished 1 shot behind Daly (N.Ire). Daly became the first Irishman to lift the Claret Jug. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 24-27). Daly (N.Ire) beat Flory Van Donck (Belg) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final, to become the first man since James Braid in 1905 to jointly hold the Open Championship and Professional match Play Championship titles. [Royal Lytham & St Annes GC, nr Blackpool, Lancs].
Played as the Irish Open. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 4 shots behind Fred Daly (N.Ire). [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
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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