Who's who: Max Faulkner

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Who's who: Max Faulkner

  • Name:

    Herbert Gustavus Max Faulkner
  • Country:

    England
  • Lived:

    [1916-2005]. Born on July 29, 1916 in Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex. Died on Feb 26, 2005 in Chichester, West Sussex (aged 88).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Bramley GC, nr Guildford.
  • Occupation:

    Golf professional and professional golfer; RAF fitness instructor; boxer.
  • Turned Pro:

    1933

Roll of Honour

MAJORS (1): Open Championship (1951). Multiple European tour winner. Ryder Cup player (1947, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1957).

Top tournaments won by Max Faulkner

1970
Europe
288 (+12)
£500
Pringle

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

288 (+12)

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Pringle

Played as the Pringle PGA Seniors Championship (June 24-26). Second-placed Dai Rees (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Max Faulkner (Eng), who won this event for the second time in three years. [Longniddry GC, East Lothian].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Venue

Estoril

Score

273

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Portuguese Open. Won by Faulkner (Eng). [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].

1968
Europe
283 (+11)
£500
Teacher's

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

283 (+11)

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Teacher's

Played as the Teacher's Senior Professional Tournament (May 21-23; aka British Senior Championship). Second-placed and defending champion John Panton (Scot) finished 3 shots behind Max Faulkner (Eng). [Aldeburgh GC, Suffolk].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

283

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Spanish Open. Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Faulkner (Eng). [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].

1953
Europe
1 hole
£750
News of the World

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Venue

Ganton

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£750

Title sponsor

News of the World

Played as the News of the World Match Play (Sept 16-19). Faulkner (Eng) beat Dai Rees (Wales) by 1 hole in the 36-hole final. [Ganton GC, nr Scarborough, North Yorkshire].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

271

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Spanish Open. Won by defending champion Faulkner (Eng). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

345

Prize money

£350

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop 2000 Guineas Tournament (played over 90 holes). Second-placed Tom Haliburton (Scot) finished 7 shots behind Faulkner (Eng). [Sunningdale GC, Sunningdale, Berks].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

275

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Spanish Open. Won by Faulkner (Eng). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].

Category

Majors

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

285 (-3)

Prize money

£300

Title sponsor

R&A

The Open Championship (80th) (July 4-6). Second-placed Antonio Cerda (Arg) finished 2 shots behind Faulkner (Eng). [Dunluce Links, Royal Portrush GC, Co. Antrim, N. Ireland].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

281

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop Masters (Oct 9-11). Second-placed Reg Horne (Eng) finished 4 shots behind Faulkner (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

1949
Europe
South Herts GC
1 hole
£200
Penfold

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Venue

South Herts GC

Score

1 hole

Prize money

£200

Title sponsor

Penfold

Played as the Penfold Tournament (for the only time as a foursome match play event). Max Faulkner (Eng) & John Burton (Eng) beat Flory van Donck (Belg) & Dick Burton (Eng) by 1 hole in the final. John and Dick Burton were brothers, originally from Darwen, Lancashire. [South Herts GC, Totteridge, North London].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

277

Prize money

£350

Title sponsor

Lotus

Played as the Lotus £1,500 Tournament (Aug 31-Sept 2). Second-placed Charlie Ward (Eng), the host club's professional, finished 1 shot behind Faulkner (Eng). [Little Aston GC, Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, Warwicks].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

287

Prize money

£350

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the inaugural Dunlop 2000 Guineas Tournament. Second-placed Sam King (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Faulkner (Eng). [West course, Wentworth Club, Virginia Water, Surrey].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Faulkner, Max

Score

296

Prize money

£350

Title sponsor

Dunlop

Played as the Dunlop-Southport £2000 Tournament (for the first time since 1938 due to WW2). Second-placed Norman Von Nida (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Faulkner (Eng). [Southport & Ainsdale GC, Southport, Merseyside].

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