Born:Feb 21, 1963 in Dunedin, South Island, NZ.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course designer.
Multiple European Tour and international tour winner.
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.
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
PGA Championship: the first men’s major of the year will be contested at TPC Harding Park, without spectators being present (Aug 6-9).
European Senior (Staysure) Tour: the Europe-based over-50s tour for men has taken the reluctant step of cancelling the entire 2020 season, based on the additional coronavirus risk associated with the age demographic of the players.
Miguel Ángel Jiménez: recorded his 707th European Tour start at the English Open in July, surpassing Sam Torrance’s record for the most appearances on the Tour.
Brooks Koepka: the former world No.1 defends his title at the WGC-FedEx St Jude Invitational at TPC Southwind in Memphis (July 30-Aug 2).
Traigh Golf Course (pronounced "try", and meaning "beach" in Gaelic): You'll find this nine-hole seaside gem on the scenic coast road (as opposed to the more inland and quicker A830) between Arisaig and Morar. Although not on the well-beaten path of Scotland's "trophy" courses, if you are passing through this area, it's a must play.
Cullen Links Golf Club: "immensely scenic", "quirky as golf can get", "short!", "hugely enjoyable" ... Cullen Links attracts as wide a variety of comments as it lays down golfing challenges. Shoehorned into this 4,600 yard treasure trove are ten par-3s, seven par-4s and a good-length par-5. Here you'll find all the seaside scenery a golfer could ask for, and a lot more besides. Read More...
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