Name:Harold Horsfall Hilton
Lived:[1869-1942]. Born on Jan 12, 1869 in West Kirby, nr Hoylake, Wirral Peninsula. Died on May 5, 1942 in Westcote, Gloucestershire, aged 73.
Original/Home Club:Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake.
Occupation:Professional golfer; golf course designer; golf writer.
The Amateur Championship (29th). Hilton (Eng) beat Robert Harris (Scot) 6 and 5 in the final. This was the last of Hilton's four Amateur Championship wins. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
The Amateur Championship (27th). Hilton (Eng) beat E.A. Lassen (Eng) 4 and 3 in the final. This was the third of Hilton's four Amateur Championship wins. [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
The US Amateur Championship (17th) (Sept 11-16). Harold Hilton (Eng) beat Fred Herreshoff (USA) at the 37th hole in the final. [The Apawamis Club, Rye, nr New York City, NY].
The Amateur Championship (17th). Hilton (Eng) beat John Low (Scot) by 1 hole in the final to win this title for the second straight year. This was the second of Hilton's four Amateur Championship wins. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
The Amateur Championship (16th). Hilton (Eng) beat James Robb (Scot) 8 and 7 in the final. This was the first of Hilton's four Amateur Championship wins. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
The Open Championship (37th) (May 19/20). Second-placed James Braid (Scot) finished 1 shot behind Hilton (Eng, amateur). First time for The Open at Royal Liverpool, and a second win in this Championship for the Club's own Harold Hilton. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
The Open Championship (32nd) (Sept 22/23; first time over 72 holes rather than 36). Second-placed John Ball Jr (Eng), Hugh Kirkaldy (Scot) and Alex Herd (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Harold Hilton (Eng, amateur). First time Open Championship was held at Muirfield, the course only being a year old at the time. [Muirfield - The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers, East Lothian].
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.
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.
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