Name:John Henry "J.H." Taylor
Lived:[1871-1963]. Born on March 19, 1871 in Northam, Devon. Died on Feb 10, 1963 in Northam, Devon, aged 91.
Original/Home Club:Royal North Devon GC (Westward Ho!)
Occupation:Professional golfer, club-maker, course designer and golf writer.
Turned Pro:1890 (aged 19)
The Open Championship (53rd) (June 23/24). Second-placed Ted Ray (Jersey) finished 8 shots behind Taylor (Eng). This was the last of Taylor's five Open Championship wins. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
Played as the German Open (for the last time until 1926 due to the Great War and its aftermath). J.H. Taylor (Eng) beat Ted Ray (Jersey) in a 9-hole playoff (Taylor 28; Ray 34). [Baden-Baden GC, nr Karlsruhe, Germany].
Played as the Open de France. Second-placed James Braid (Scot) finished 1 shot behind defending champion John Henry "J.H." Taylor (Eng). [Vallée course, Racing Club de France (RCF), La Boulie GC, Versailles, nr Paris].
The Open Championship (49th) (June 10/11). Second-placed James Braid (Scot) and Tom Ball (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Taylor (Eng). This was the fourth of Taylor's five Open Championship wins. [Royal Cinque Ports GC, Deal, Kent].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 6-8). Taylor (Eng) beat Fred Robson (Eng) by 2 holes in the 36-hole final. Taylor was the club professional at Royal Mid-Surrey at the time. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].
Played as the Open de France. Second-placed and defending champion Arnaud Massy (Fra) finished 4 shots behind John Henry "J.H." Taylor (Eng). [Vallée course, Racing Club de France (RCF), La Boulie GC, Versailles, nr Paris].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Oct 4-6). Taylor (Eng) beat Alfred Toogood (Eng) 5 and 3 in the 36-hole final. Taylor was the club professional at Royal Mid-Surrey at the time. [Royal Mid-Surrey GC, Richmond, Surrey].
The Open Championship (40th) (June 6/7). Second-placed Harry Vardon (Jersey) finished 8 shots behind J.H. Taylor (Eng). This was the third of Taylor's five Open Championship wins. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
The Open Championship (35th) (June 12/13). Second-placed Alex Herd (Scot) finished 4 shots behind defending champion John H. Taylor (Eng). This was the second of Taylor's five Open Championship wins. [The Old Course, St Andrews, Fife].
The Open Championship (34th) (June 11/12). Second-placed Douglas Rolland (Scot) finished 5 shots behind John H. Taylor (Eng). This was the first of Taylor's five Open Championship wins. The first Open Championship played outside Scotland. [Royal St George's GC, Sandwich, Kent].
Tournament of Champions: the PGA Tour’s calendar-year starts, as it has done since 1999, with this iconic event in Hawaii. The field is drawn from players who won a PGA Tour event in 2022, or were amongst the top 30 in last year’s FedEx Cup final standings (Jan 6-9).
Desert Swing: the European (DP World) Tour launches into 2023 with three events in its UAE “Desert Swing”. Up first is the Abu Dhabi Championship (Jan 19-22), followed by the Dubai Desert Classic (Jan 26-29) and the Ras Al Kaimah Championship (Feb 2-5).
Kathy Whitworth: the end of 2022 saw the passing of LPGA Tour legend Kathy Whitworth. Her 88 LPGA Tour victories is more than achieved by any other golfer on either the LPGA or PGA Tours. Amongst her victories were six major championship titles.
Barry Lane: the golfing world was also saddened by the passing of Barry Lane, one of the European Tour and European Senior Tours most popular players. Enjoying success on both Tours, Lane was know for his excellent ball-striking and amiable personality.
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.
Costa’s "Cruise & Golf" allows golfers and their families to combine a unique golfing experience with the relaxation and fun of a cruise on board Costa Smeralda. Golf enthusiasts are offered a choice from 23 top-quality golf clubs; their chosen courses are played during the ship’s port calls in Italy, France and Spain. While the golfers are driving the fairways, accompanying non-golfers are able to enjoy the amenities and activities on-board, or explore wonderful places on day excursions organised by Costa. Read more ...
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