Name:John "Jack" Simpson
Lived:[1859-1895]. Born on Dec 29, 1859 in Earlsferry, Fife. Died on July 9, 1895 in Edinburgh, Scotland (aged 35).
Original/Home Club:Elie (Earlsferry Links)
Occupation:Professional golfer; club maker.
MAJORS (1): The Open (1884).
Simpson was one of six golfing brothers. Apart fom his Open Championship win in 1884 at Prestwick, he was better known as a clubmaker than a tournament professional. He died of typhoid at the age of 35.
The Open Championship (24th) (Oct 3). Second-placed Willie Fernie (Scot) and Douglas Rolland (Scot) finished 4 shots behind Simpson (Scot). [Prestwick GC, Ayrshire, Scotland].
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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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