Lived:[1916-2009]. Born on Oct 9, 1916 in Pitlochry, Perthsire, Scotland. Died on July 24, 2009 in Windsor, Berkshire, England, aged 92.
Occupation:Professional golfer and club professional.
Played as the Pringle PGA Seniors Championship (June 24-26). Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 8 shots behind John Panton (Scot), who won this event for the second time in three years. [West Kilbride GC, North Ayrshire].
Played as the Teacher's Senior Professional Tournament (May 23-25; aka British Senior Championship; played for the first time over 72 holes). Second-placed Flory Van Donck (Belg) finished 5 shots behind John Panton (Scot). [Belleisle GC, Ayr, Ayrshire].
Played as the Teacher International Senior Golf Championship (July 9; 36-hole match between the US and British PGA Senior Champions; for the unofficial title of world senior professional champion). Panton (Scot) beat Sam Snead (USA) 3 and 2. [Wallasey GC, The Wirral, Merseyside].
Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 12-15). Panton (Scot) beat Harry Weetman (Eng) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
Played as the Yorkshire Evening News £1550 Tournament (June 9-11). Second-placed Bernard Hunt (Eng) and Ken Bousfield (Eng) finished 1 shot behind John Panton (Scot). [Moortown GC, nr Leeds, W Yorks, England].
Played as the North British-Harrogate 2000 Guineas Tournament (over 90 holes). Second-placed Harry Weetman (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Panton (Scot). [Pannal GC, Pannal, nr Harrogate, N Yorks].
Panton (Scot) won the Harry Vardon Trophy as the British PGA Tour 1951 Order of Merit winner. Award based on lowest scoring average in the season's top professional events. Panton's 71.51 was based on 37 rounds played.
Played as the Daks Tournament. Second-placed Bobby Locke (S Africa) finished 3 shots behind Panton (Scot). [Old course, Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].
Played as the Silver King Tournament. Second-placed Ossie Pickworth (Aus) finished 5 shots behind Panton (Scot). [High course, Moor Park GC, Rickmansworth, Herts].
2021 Opens: whether by accident or design, four of the top five mens’ Open Championships played in the British Isles occupy consecutive weeks in July: the Irish Open (1-4), Scottish Open (8-11), The Open (15-18) and Wales Open (22-25). The recently relaunched English Open is scheduled for early-August.
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