Lived:[1883-1964]. Born on Sept 16, 1883 in Methlick, Aberdeenshire. Died on Jan 15, 1964 in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England (aged 80).
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course designer; golf instructor.
Played as the Open de France. Second-placed and defending champion Aubrey Boomer (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Duncan (Scot). [Saint Germain GC, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, nr Paris].
The inaugural Irish Open Championship. Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 1 shot behind Duncan (Scot), who triumphed on a final day played in brutal weather conditions. [Portmarnock GC, nr Dublin, Ireland].
Played as the Daily Mail £1000 Tournament. Second-placed and defending champion Ted Ray (Jersey) finished 4 shots behind Duncan (Scot). [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
The Open Championship (55th) (Jun 30-Jul 1). Second-placed Alex "Sandy" Herd (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Duncan (Scot). [Royal Cinque Ports GC, Deal, Kent].
Played as the Daily Mail £580 Tournament (formerly called St Andrews Tournament). Second-placed Abe Mitchell (Eng) finished 7 shots behind defending champion Duncan (Scot). [Royal North Devon GC, Westward Ho!, Bideford, Devon].
Played as the St Andrews Tournament. George Duncan (Scot) and Abe Mitchell (Eng) finished in a tie for first place. They split the first place (£100) and second place (£75) prize money, receiving £87 10 shillings each. Harry Vardon was a shot further back in third place. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
Played as the Open de France. Second-placed James Braid (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Duncan (Scot). [Vineuil course, Golf de Chantilly, nr Paris].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 6-9). Duncan (Scot) beat James Braid (Scot) 3 and 2 in the 36-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].
Played as the Belgian Open (July 5). Duncan (Scot) beat Ted Ray (Jersey) and Tom Ball (Eng) in an 18-hole playoff (Duncan 70, Ray 71, Ball 78). The 36 regulation holes and 18 extra holes were all played in the same day. [Zoute GC, Knokke-Heist, West Flanders, Belgium].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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