Who's who: Greg Turner

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Who's who: Greg Turner

  • Name:

    Greg Turner
  • Country:

    New Zealand
  • Born:

    Feb 21, 1963 in Dunedin, South Island, NZ.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer; golf course designer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1984

Roll of Honour

Multiple European Tour and international tour winner.

Did you know?

During his professional golfing career Turner was equally at home playing on the tours in Australasia, Europe and Asia. His brothers are former New Zealand cricket captain and prolific batsman Glenn Turner, and award-winning poet Brian Turner.

Top tournaments won by Greg Turner

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Turner, Greg

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian PGA Championship (Dec 9-12; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Shane Tait (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Turner (NZ), who recorded the last of his six PGA Tour of Australasia wins. [Victoria GC, Melbourne, Aus].

1997
Aus/NZ
278 (-10)
NZ$94,730
AMP-Air NZ

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Turner, Greg

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

NZ$94,730

Title sponsor

AMP-Air NZ

Played as the AMP Air New Zealand Open (Dec 11-14; Aus Tr event). Second-placed Andrew Coltart (Scot), Jean-Louis Guepy (Fra) and Lucas Parsons (Aus) finished 7 shots behind Turner (NZ). [Royal Auckland & Grange GC, Papatoetoe, Auckland; at the time known as Auckland GC, Middlemore].

1997
Europe
275 (-13)
£125,000
One-2-One

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Turner, Greg

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£125,000

Title sponsor

One-2-One

Played as the One-2-One British Masters (Sept 18-21). Second-placed Colin Montgomerie (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Turner (NZ), who recorded the last of his four European Tour wins. [Arden course, Forest of Arden CC, Meriden, nr Birmingham].

1995
Europe
274 (-14)
£40,477
Turespana

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Turner, Greg

Score

274 (-14)

Prize money

£40,477

Title sponsor

Turespana

Played as the Turespana Open de Baleares (March 23-26). Costantino Rocca (Italy) finished 2 shots behind Turner (NZ), who recorded his third European Tour win. [No.2 course, Golf Santa Ponsa, Santa Ponça, Mallorca].

1993
Europe
267 (-21)
£73,392
Lancia Martini

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Turner, Greg

Venue

Modena

Score

267 (-21)

Prize money

£73,392

Title sponsor

Lancia Martini

Played as the Lancia Martini Italian Open (50th). Second-placed Jose Coceres (Arg) finished 1 shot behind Turner (NZ). [Modena G&CC, Formigine, nr Modena].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Turner, Greg

Score

277 (-7)

Prize money

Title sponsor

AMP

Played as the AMP New Zealand Open (Nov 2-5). Second-placed Richard Gilkey (USA) finished 6 shots behind Turner (NZ), who recorded his second Australia Tour win. [Paraparaumu Beach GC, Paraparaumu, NZ].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Turner, Greg

Score

271 (-13)

Prize money

US$20,825

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Singapore Open. Second-placed Tony Grimes (Can) and Duffy Waldorf (USA) finished 4 shots behind Turner (NZ). [Bukit course, Singapore Island CC, Singapore].

1986
Europe
270 (-18)
£25,536
Scandinavian Enterprise

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Turner, Greg

Venue

Ullna

Score

270 (-18)

Prize money

£25,536

Title sponsor

Scandinavian Enterprise

Played as the Scandinavian Enterprise Open (July 31-Aug 3). Greg Turner (NZ) beat Craig Stadler (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole, to record the first of his four European Tour wins. [Ullna GC, Åkersberga, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Turner, Greg

Score

282 (-6)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the New Zealand PGA Championship (Dec 29, 1984-Jan 1, 1985). Second-placed Frank Nobilo (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Greg Turner (NZ). [Mount Maunganui GC, Tauranga, NZ].

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