Who's who: Harold Henning

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Who's who: Harold Henning

  • Name:

    Harold Henning
  • Also known as:

    The Horse
  • Country:

    South Africa
  • Lived:

    [1934-2004]. Born on Oct 3, 1934 in Johannesburg, S Africa. Died on Jan 1, 2004 in Miami Beach, Florida (aged 69).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1953

Roll of Honour

South African Open champion (1957, '62). Total professional wins (19), including Sunshine Tour (12).

Did you know?

Henning was the most successful of a talented golfing family, with brothers Allan, Brian and Graham all becoming professional golfers, as did Graham's son Nic Henning. Like his older brother Harold, Allan also claimed victory in the South African Open championship.

Top tournaments won by Harold Henning

1993
America
204 (-12)
$250,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

204 (-12)

Prize money

$250,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial event; first time based on individual vs team scoring). Henning (RSA) scooped the biggest first place prize in senior golf to date by beating Don January (USA) with a par at the second playoff hole. Tom Weiskopf (USA) was eliminated at the first playoff hole. [Fazio Foothills course, Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas].

1991
America
Highlands GC, The
202 (-11)
$52,500
First of America

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Venue

Highlands GC, The

Score

202 (-11)

Prize money

$52,500

Title sponsor

First of America

Played as the First of America Classic. Henning (RSA) beat Gibby Gilbert (USA) with a birdie at the first playoff hole. [The Highlands GC, Grand Rapids, Michigan].

1989
America
Onion Creek
251 (-29)
$60,000
Liberty Mutual

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Venue

Onion Creek

Score

251 (-29)

Prize money

$60,000

Title sponsor

Liberty Mutual

Played as the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf (unofficial two-man better-ball team event). Second-placed Bob Charles (NZ) & Bruce Devlin (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Al Geiberger (USA) & Harold Henning (RSA). [Onion Creek Club, Austin, Texas].

1988
America
Wood Ranch CC
214 (-2)
$41,250
GTE

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Venue

Wood Ranch CC

Score

214 (-2)

Prize money

$41,250

Title sponsor

GTE

Played as the GTE Classic. Second-placed Dale Douglass (USA) and Bruce Crampton (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Henning (RSA). [Wood Ranch CC, Simi Valley, California].

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

4 & 3

Prize money

$75,000

Title sponsor

Seiko

Played as the Seiko-Tucson Senior Match Play Championship (Oct 25-27). First-time Snr PGA Tour winner Henning (RSA) beat Dan Sikes (USA) 4 and 3 in the 18-hole final. [North course, Randolph GC, Tucson, AZ].

1981
Europe
280 (-8)
£6,598
KLM

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

280 (-8)

Prize money

£6,598

Title sponsor

KLM

Played as the KLM Dutch Open (July 23-26). Second-placed Raymond Floyd (USA) and Nick Price (Zim) finished 1 shot behind Henning (RSA), who recorded his first official European Tour win (having won many times in Europe prior to the formation of the offical Tour in 1972). [Koninklijke (Royal) Haagsche G&CC, Wassenaar, nr The Hague].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

279

Prize money

Title sponsor

Luyt Lager

Played as the Luyt Lager PGA Championship (Nov 23-26). Second-placed Hugh Baiocchi (RSA) finished 1 shot behind Henning (RSA). [The Wanderers GC, Ilovo, Johannesburg, RSA].

1970
America
Killearn CC
277 (-11)
$10,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Venue

Killearn CC

Score

277 (-11)

Prize money

$10,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Tallahassee Open Invitational (April 23-26). Second-placed Rives McBee (USA) finished 1 shot behind Henning (RSA), who recorded the second of his two PGA Tour wins. [Killearn CC, Tallahassee, FL].

1967
Africa
Germiston CC
275
PGA of S Africa

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Venue

Germiston CC

Score

275

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of S Africa

Played as the South African PGA Championship. Won for the third straight year by Henning (RSA). [Germiston CC, Germiston, nr J'burg, RSA].

Category

Asia

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

278 (-10)

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Malaysian Open. Second-placed Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Henning (RSA). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].

1966
America
272 (-8)
$13,000
x

Category

America

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

272 (-8)

Prize money

$13,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Texas Open Invitational (Apr 28-May 1). Second-placed Wes Ellis (USA), Ken Still (USA) and Gene Littler (USA) finished 3 shots behind 31-year-old Harold Henning (RSA), who recorded the first of his two PGA Tour wins. [Oak Hills CC, San Antonio, TX].

1966
Africa
Germiston CC
272
PGA of S Africa

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Venue

Germiston CC

Score

272

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of S Africa

Played as the South African PGA Championship. Won by defending champion Henning (RSA). [Germiston CC, Germiston, nr J'burg, RSA].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

208

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Swiss Open. Won by defending champion Henning (RSA). Tournament played over 54 holes due to bad weather. [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

274

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the German Open. Won by Henning (RSA). [Hamburg GC-Falkenstein, Blankenese, nr Hamburg].

1965
Africa
281
PGA of S Africa

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

281

Prize money

Title sponsor

PGA of S Africa

Played as the inaugural South African PGA Championship. Won by Henning (RSA). [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

276

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Swiss Open. Won by Harold Henning (RSA). [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

297 (+9)

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

Pringle

Played as the inaugural Pringle of Scotland Tournament (Aug 20-22). Second-placed Bernard Hunt (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Harold Henning (RSA). [Championship Course, Carnoustie Golf Links, Angus].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

285

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the South African Open. Second-placed Denis Hutchinson (RSA) finished 1 shot behind two-time South African Open winner Henning (RSA). [Houghton GC, Johannesburg, RSA].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

280

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Sprite

Played as the (last) Sprite International (July 21-23). Harold Henning (S Africa) beat Peter Alliss (Eng) and Gary Player (S Africa) with a birdie at the first playoff hole (par-5 1st). [Selsdon Park Htl & GC, S Croydon, London].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

270

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Swiss Open. Won by Harold Henning (S Africa). Second-placed [GC Crans-sur-Sierre, Crans-Montana, Switzerland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

278

Prize money

£250

Title sponsor

Spalding

Played as the Spalding £1,350 Tournament (April 22-24). Eric Lester (Eng) and Harold Henning (S Africa) finished in a tie for first place. Harry Weetman (Eng) and Bobby Locke (S Africa) were a shot further back in joint third place. [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

1958
Europe
280
£375
Yorkshire Eve. News

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

280

Prize money

£375

Title sponsor

Yorkshire Eve. News

Played as the Yorkshire Evening News £1550 Tournament (June 18-20). Eric Brown (Scot) and Harold Henning (S Africa) finished in a tie for first place. Defending champion Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 1 shot further back in third place. [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks, England].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

275

Prize money

£700

Title sponsor

Daks

Played as the Daks Tournament. Peter Thomson (Aus) and Harold Henning (S Africa) finished in a tie for first place. Bobby Locke (S Africa) and Bernard Hunt (Eng) were 2 shots further back in joint third place. [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

Category

Africa

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Score

289

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the South African Open. Henning (S Africa) beat A.R. "Sandy" Guthrie (S Africa) in a 36-hole playoff (Henning 144, Guthrie 146). [Humewood GC, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, RSA].

1957
Europe
Villa d'Este
273
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Henning, Harold

Venue

Villa d'Este

Score

273

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Italian Open. Won by Harold Henning (S Africa). [GC Villa d'Este, Montorfano, nr Como, Lombardy].

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