Who's who: Harry Weetman

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Who's who: Harry Weetman

  • Name:

    Harry Weetman
  • Country:

    England
  • Lived:

    [1920-1972]. Born on Oct 25, 1920 in Oswestry, Shropshire. Died on July 19, 1972 in Redhill, Surrey (aged 51), following a car accident.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1947

Roll of Honour

Ryder Cup player (1951, '53, '55, '57, '59, '61, '63). Ryder Cup non-playing captain (1965). At least 20 wins on the British professional circuit. Harry Vardon Trophy (1952, '56), awarded at the time to the winner of the British PGA's Order of Merit.

Did you know?

Often described as one of Britain's greatest golfers of the 1950s and early-60s, Weetman died in 1972 aged 51. He passed away in Redhill hospital, a few days after being seriously injured in a car accident. He was a passenger in the car, which left the road and ploughed into a hedge.

Top tournaments won by Harry Weetman

1962
Europe
280
£950
Swallow / Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Venue

Maesdu

Score

280

Prize money

£950

Title sponsor

Swallow / Penfold

Played as the Swallow-Penfold Tournament. Second-placed Eric Brown (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Weetman (Eng). [Llandudno Maesdu GC, Llandudno, N Wales].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

273

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Spalding

Played as the (last) Spalding Tournament (April 20-22). Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 5 shots behind Harry Weetman (Eng). [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

1960
Europe
271
£1,000
Swallow / Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

271

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Swallow / Penfold

Played as the Swallow-Penfold Tournament. Second-placed Christy O'Connor Snr (Ire) and Peter Thomson (Aus) finished 2 shots behind Weetman (Eng). [Copt Heath GC, Knowle, Solihull, nr Birmingham].

1958
Europe
1 hole
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 10-13). Weetman (Eng) beat Bernard Hunt (Eng) by 1 hole in the 18-hole final. [Old course, Walton Heath GC, Walton on the Hill, Surrey].

1958
Europe
276
£1,000
Dunlop

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

276

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (Sept 18-20). Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 4 shots behind Weetman (Eng). [Little Aston GC, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks].

1958
Europe
289
£1,000
Swallow / Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

289

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Swallow / Penfold

Played as the Swallow-Penfold Tournament. Defending champion Weetman (Eng) beat Harry Bradshaw (Ire) in an 18-hole playoff (Weetman 76, Bradshaw 77). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].

1957
Europe
270
£1,000
Swallow / Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

270

Prize money

£1,000

Title sponsor

Swallow / Penfold

Played as the Swallow-Penfold Tournament. Second-placed Peter Alliss (Eng), Alfonso Angelini (Italy), Harold Henning (S Africa) and Flory van Donck (Belg) finished 3 shots behind Weetman (Eng). [Killermont course, Glasgow GC, Bearsden, Glasgow].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

279

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the German Open. Won by Weetman (Eng). [Golf & Land Club Köln, Refrath, nr Cologne].

1956
Awards
71.06
British PGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Venue

Score

71.06

Prize money

Title sponsor

British PGA

Weetman (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1956 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events. Weetman's 71.06 was based on 33 rounds played.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

276

Prize money

£250

Title sponsor

Spalding

Played as the Spalding £1,350 Tournament (April 18-20; British PGA circuit season-opener). Harry Weetman (Eng) and Christy O'Connor Snr (Ire) finished in a tie for first place. Gary Player (S Africa) was three shots further back in third. [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].

1952
Europe
Worthing GC
271
£250
Spalding

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Venue

Worthing GC

Score

271

Prize money

£250

Title sponsor

Spalding

Played as the Spalding £1,350 Tournament (June 12-14). Harry Weetman (Eng) and Antonio Cerda (Arg) finished in a tie for first place. Bill Shankland (Aus) was a shot further back in third. [Lower course, Worthing GC, West Sussex].

1952
Awards
71.34
British PGA

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Venue

Score

71.34

Prize money

Title sponsor

British PGA

Weetman (Eng) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1952 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events. Weetman's 71.34 was based on 38 rounds played.

1952
Europe
Mere
281
£500
Dunlop

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Venue

Mere

Score

281

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (Oct 7-9). Second-placed Arthur Lees (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Weetman (Eng). [The Mere Resort, Mere, Knutsford, Cheshire].

1951
Europe
5 & 4
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Weetman, Harry

Score

5 & 4

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 19-22). Weetman (Eng) beat Jimmy Adams (Scot) 5 and 4 in the 36-hole final. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].

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