Name:The Hon. Michael Scott
Lived:[1878-1959]. Born on Aug 31, 1878 in Corfe Castle, Dorset. Died on Jan 9, 1959 in St Martin, Jersey, Channel Islands (aged 80).
Amateur MAJORS (1): British Amateur (1933). Australian Amateur champion (1905, '07, 09, '10). Australian Open champion (1904, '07). French Amateur champion (1912, '22). Numerous other prestigious amateur titles, mainly in Australia.
The Honorable Michael Scott, son of John Scott 3rd Earl of Eldon, was the youngest of seven children. He emigrated to Australia in his 20s, where he enjoyed great success as an amateur golfer. He captured the first ever Australian Open title in 1904, and won again in 1907. Among his many achievements, he also won The Amateur Championship in 1933 at Royal Liverpool (at 54 years the oldest player ever to have done so), and two French Amateur Championship titles (1912 and 1922).
The Amateur Championship (44th). Scott (Eng) beat T.A. Bourne (Eng) 4 and 3 in the final. [Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, Wirral, Merseyside].
Played as the Australian Open (Sept 26/27). Second-placed Dan Soutar (Scot/Aus) finished 8 shots behind the Hon. Michael Scott (Eng, amateur). [Sandringham course, Royal Melbourne GC, Victoria, Aus. This course no longer exists; it lay to the north and west of RMGC's current West course].
Played as the inaugural Australian Open (Sept 2/3). Second-placed H.L. Hyland (amateur) finished 8 shots behind the Hon. Michael Scott (Eng, amateur). [The Australian GC, Rosebery, Sydney, Aus].
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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