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].
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
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.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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