Name:Frederick Robertson "Fred" McLeod
Lived:[1882-1976]. Born on April 25, 1882 in North Berwick, East Lothian. Died on May 8, 1976 in Washington, D.C. (aged 94).
Original/Home Club:Bass Rock GC, North Berwick
Played as the PGA Seniors' Championship. McLeod (Scot/USA) beat Otto Hackbarth (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (McLeod 80, Hackbarth 82). [Augusta National GC, Augusta, GA].
Played as the North & South Open (March 29/30). Second-placed Clarence Hackney (Scot/USA) and Walter Hagen (USA) finished 1 shot behind Fred McLeod (Scot/USA). [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina; opening 36-holes on No.3 Course].
Played as the inaugural Shawnee Open (July 19/20). Second-placed Gilbert "Gil" Nicholls (Eng/USA) finished 2 shots behind Fred McLeod (Scot/USA), who was nicknamed the "Little Wasp". [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania. At the time the Inn was called the Buckwood Inn; renamed in 1943 as the Shawnee Inn].
Played as the North & South Open (April 3; 36-hole open event, held alongside the ninth edition of the United North & South Amateur Championship). Second-placed Gilbert "Gil" Nicholls (Eng/USA) finished 4 shots behind Fred McLeod (Scot/USA). The first time in its eight-year history that this open event was not won by Donald Ross or his younger brother Alec. [No.2 Course, Pinehurst Resort, North Carolina].
The US Open (14th) (Aug 27-29). McLeod (Scot/USA) beat Willie Smith (Scot) in an 18-hole playoff (McLeod 77, Smith 83). [Myopia Hunt Club, Hamilton, Mass.].
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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