Name:Herbert Gustavus Max Faulkner
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.
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].
Played as the Portuguese Open. Won by Faulkner (Eng). [Estoril GC, Estoril, Portugal].
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].
Played as the Spanish Open. Second-placed Henry Cotton (Eng) finished 6 shots behind Faulkner (Eng). [Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain].
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].
Played as the Spanish Open. Won by defending champion Faulkner (Eng). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
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].
Played as the Spanish Open. Won by Faulkner (Eng). [Arriba course, Real (Royal) Club de la Puerta de Hierro, Madrid].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
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].
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).
Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.
The San Roque Club: "... how best to revitalise a course that had previously been fit to play regular host to the European Tour’s qualifying school finals..." by Toby Ingleton.
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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