Who's who: Gardner Dickinson

  • Dickinson, Gardner
  • usa.png
  • Dickinson, Gardner 2
  • Dickinson, Gardner 3
  • Dickinson, Gardner
  • usa.png
  • Dickinson, Gardner 2
  • Dickinson, Gardner 3

Who's who: Gardner Dickinson

  • Name:

    Gardner Edward Dickinson Jr.
  • Country:

    USA
  • Lived:

    [1927-1998]. Born on Sept 14, 1927 in Dothan, Alabama. Died on April 19, 1998 in Tequesta, Florida (aged 70).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

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

    1952

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1967, '71). Multiple wins on the PGA Tour (7) and several other professional wins, especially in Florida, in the 1950s and 60s.

Did you know?

After a successful PGA Tour career, during which he recorded seven victories, Dickinson became one of the founders of the Senior PGA Tour. His wife, Judy Clark, was a four-time LPGA Tour winner, who became President of the LPGA Tour.

Dickinson is known for the quote, “they say golf is like life, but don’t believe them. Golf is more complicated than that”.

Top tournaments won by Gardner Dickinson

1978
America
Onion Creek
193 (-17)
$50,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dickinson, Gardner

Venue

Onion Creek

Score

193 (-17)

Prize money

$50,000

Title sponsor

x

The inaugural Legends of Golf tournament (unofficial two-man better-ball team event, which effectively launched the US Seniors' Tour). Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) & Kel Nagle (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Sam Snead (USA) & Gardner Dickinson (USA). [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].

1971
America
Atlanta CC
275 (-13)
$25,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dickinson, Gardner

Venue

Atlanta CC

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Atlanta Classic (June 3-6). Gardner Dickinson (USA) beat Jack Nicklaus (USA) with a par at the first playoff hole. [Atlanta CC, Marietta, Georgia].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dickinson, Gardner

Score

278 (-2)

Prize money

$25,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Colonial National Invitation (May 15-18). Second-placed Gary Player (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Gardner Dickinson (USA). [Colonial CC, Ft Worth, TX].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dickinson, Gardner

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

$20,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Doral Open (March 7-10). Second-placed Tom Weiskopf (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gardner Dickinson (USA), who recorded his fifth PGA Tour win. [Blue Monster course, Doral Resort, Miami, FL].

1967
America
Aurora CC
271 (-9)
$20,700
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dickinson, Gardner

Venue

Aurora CC

Score

271 (-9)

Prize money

$20,700

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Cleveland Open (June 22-25). Second-placed Miller Barber (USA) and Homero Blancas (USA) finished 4 shots behind Gardner Dickinson (USA). [Aurora CC, Aurora, nr Cleveland, OH].

1965
America
281 (-7)
$3,600
Haig Scotch

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dickinson, Gardner

Score

281 (-7)

Prize money

$3,600

Title sponsor

Haig Scotch

Played as the Haig & Haig Scotch Mixed Foursome (two-person team event; one PGA Tr, one LPGA Tr). Second-placed team of Raymond Floyd (USA) & Carol Mann (USA) finished 1 shot behind winners Gardner Dickinson (USA) & Ruth Jessen (USA). [La Costa Resort, Carlsbad, Calif.]

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dickinson, Gardner

Score

274 (-10)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Coral Gables Open (Dec 6-9). Second-placed Bill Collins (USA) and Don Fairfield (USA) finished 1 shot behind Gardner Dickinson (USA). [The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Miami, FL].

1957
America
Wethersfield CC
272 (-12)
$2,800
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dickinson, Gardner

Venue

Wethersfield CC

Score

272 (-12)

Prize money

$2,800

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Insurance City Open (Aug 30-Sept 2). Second-placed George Bayer (USA) finished 2 shots behind Gardner Dickinson (USA), who recorded his second PGA Tour win. Monday Labour Day finish. [Wethersfield CC, nr Hartford, CT].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Dickinson, Gardner

Score

272 (-16)

Prize money

$2,400

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Miami Beach Open (March 22-25). Second-placed Dow Finsterwald (USA) and Billy Maxwell (USA) finished 1 shot behind 28-year-old Gardner Dickinson Jr (USA), who recorded the first of his seven PGA Tour wins. [Miami Beach GC, Miami Beach, FL; at the time known as Bayshore GC].

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
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.

Who's Who:
Patrick Cantlay: moved into the world top 5, after winning the final two FedEx Cup playoff events and scooping the $15 million first prize.

Trish Johnson: kept the Senior LPGA Championship trophy in European hands, with her second win in this event in its four-year history.

Latest Golf Course Updates

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.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club "makes its tournament debut with the hosting of the Italian Open on the European Tour" by Richard Humphreys

Gamble Sands opens short course:
David McLay Kidd’s 14-hole QuickSands short course has opened for play at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Top Golf Courses in the Americas

The correct turn in your golf swing

Top Golf Courses in Australia