Who's who: Horace Rawlins

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Who's who: Horace Rawlins

  • Name:

    Horace Thomas Rawlins
  • Country:

  • Lived:

    [1874-1940]. Born on Aug 5, 1874 in Shanklin, Isle of Wight, England. Died on Jan 22, 1935 in Reading, Berkshire (aged 60).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Royal Isle of Wight GC (now closed).
  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:


Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): US Open (1895).

Did you know?

Rawlins learnt his game at the now defunct Royal Isle of Wight Golf Club near Bembridge. The course on which he played occupied a peninsula of land that jutted into Bembridge Harbour. Although the course is no longer "in play", it is possible to stay in the former clubhouse, now a National Trust property.

Top tournaments won by Horace Rawlins



Winner (holder)

Rawlins, Horace



Prize money


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The inaugural US Open (Oct 4; contested by 10 professionals and one amateur). Second-placed Willie Dunn Jr (Scot), the favourite and defending champion from the unofficial event held the previous year, finished 2 shots behind Rawlins (Eng). Rawlins first prize was $200, although $50 was deducted for the cost of the winner's gold medal. [Newport CC, Rhode Island].

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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

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.

Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

Stay&Play at Prince's: excellent onsite Lodge accommodation available

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