Who's who: Ivo Whitton

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Who's who: Ivo Whitton

  • Name:

    Ivo Harrington Whitton
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Lived:

    [1893-1967]. Born on Dec 9, 1893 in Moonee Ponds, nr Melbourne, Australia. Died on July 2, 1967 in Sandringham, nr Melbourne (aged 73).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Metropolitan GC (at the time Caulfield GC).
  • Occupation:

    Amateur golfer.
  • Turned Pro:

    n/a

Roll of Honour

Australian Amateur champion (1922, '23); over 10 wins in other prestigious Australian amateur events. For an Australian player, a record* five Australian Open titles (1912, '13, '26, '29, '31) ... a feat also achieved by Greg Norman. *Gary Player (S Africa) notched-up seven Australian Open victories, and Jack Nicklaus (USA) six.

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Ivo Whitton is one of the greatest Australian amateur players of all time, a prolific winner of amateur and open events in the 1910s and 1920s.

Top tournaments won by Ivo Whitton

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Whitton, Ivo

Score

301

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Aug 28/29). Second-placed Jim Ferrier (Aus, amateur) finished 1 shot behind Whitton (Aus, amateur), who posted the last of five Australian Open wins. [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Whitton, Ivo

Score

309

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Sept 22/23). Second-placed Frank Eyre (Aus) and Rufus Stewart (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Whitton (Aus, amateur), who recorded the fourth of his five Australian Open wins. [Royal Adelaide GC, Seaton, Adelaide, SA].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Whitton, Ivo

Score

297

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Aug 26/27). Second-placed Rufus Stewart (Aus) finished 3 shots behind Whitton (Aus, amateur), who posted the third of his five Australian Open wins. [Royal Adelaide GC, Seaton, Adelaide, SA].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Whitton, Ivo

Score

302

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Aug 29/30). Second-placed Audley Raoul "Ben" Lempriere (Aus, amateur) finished 3 shots behind defending champion Whitton (Aus, amateur), who recorded the second of his five Australian Open wins. [Sandringham course, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus. This course no longer exists; it lay to the north and west of RMGC's current West course].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Whitton, Ivo

Score

321

Prize money

amateur

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Sept 13/14). Second-placed Fred Popplewell (Aus) and Dan Soutar (Scot/Aus) finished 5 shots behind Whitton (Aus, amateur), who posted the first of his five Australian Open wins. [Sandringham course, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus. This course no longer exists; it lay to the north and west of RMGC's current West course].

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