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].
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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