Who's who: Noel Ratcliffe

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Who's who: Noel Ratcliffe

  • Name:

    Noel Anthony Ratcliffe
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Born:

    Jan 17, 1945 in Sydney, Australia.
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Professional golfer
  • Turned Pro:

    1974

Roll of Honour

Multiple winner on the European, European Seniors, Australasian and other international tours. European Seniors Tour Order of Merit winner (2000).

Did you know?

During his professional golfing career Ratcliffe was equally at home playing on the tours in Australasia and Europe. He took up relatively late for a future professional, not owning a set of clubs until he was 21-years-old. He worked for an insurance company and in public service before becoming a professional golfer in 1974.

Top tournaments won by Noel Ratcliffe

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Score

210 (-6)

Prize money

€60,000

Title sponsor

AIB

Played as the AIB Irish Seniors Open in association with Greenstar & Fáilte Ireland (June 3-5). Second placed Luis Carbonetti (Arg) finished 2 shots behind Ratcliffe (Aus), who recorded the last of his eight European Snr Tour wins. [The Heritage, Killenard, Co. Laois, Ireland].

2003
Europe
211 (-5)
€49,500
AIB

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

€49,500

Title sponsor

AIB

Played as the AIB Irish Seniors Open (May 16-18). Second-placed Delroy Cambridge (Jam), Martin Gray (Scot) and Bob Lendzion (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ratcliffe (Aus). [Adare Manor Resort, Adare, Co. Limerick].

2001
Europe
209 (-7)
€61,607
Beko

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Venue

Gloria

Score

209 (-7)

Prize money

€61,607

Title sponsor

Beko

Played as the Beko Classic (May 3-5). Second-placed Terry Gale (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Ratcliffe (Aus). [Gloria Resort, Belek, nr Antalya, Turkey].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€40,736

Title sponsor

De Vere

Played as the De Vere Hotels Seniors Classic (Aug 3-5). Second-placed Jerry Bruner (USA) and Simon Owen (NZ) finished 1 shot behind Ratcliffe (Aus), who closed with two eagles in the final three holes to snatch victory. [Priestman course, Slaley Hall Resort, Hexham, Northumberland].

2000
Awards
€163,166
see Score
Eurpn Snr Tr

Category

Awards

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Venue

Score

€163,166

Prize money

see Score

Title sponsor

Eurpn Snr Tr

Ratcliffe (Aus) won the Eurpn Snr Tr 2000 Order of Merit and associated John Jacobs Trophy, with earnings of €163,166 on the Tour. John Grace (USA) finished second with €161,525; Denis O'Sullivan (Ire) was third with €156,966.

2000
Europe
205 (-11)
€27,224
The Scotsman

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Score

205 (-11)

Prize money

€27,224

Title sponsor

The Scotsman

Played as The Scotsman Scottish Seniors Open (Sept 1-3). Second-placed Trevor Downing (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Ratcliffe (Aus). [East course, Dalmahoy Hotel & CC, Midlothian].

2000
Europe
211 (-5)
€34,024
TEMES

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Score

211 (-5)

Prize money

€34,024

Title sponsor

TEMES

Played as the TEMES Seniors Open (Sept 22-24; formerly the Greek Seniors Open). Second-placed Maurice Bembridge (Eng) and Denis O'Sullivan (Ire) finished 2 shots behind Ratcliffe (Aus). [Glyfada GC of Athens, Greece].

1997
Europe
204 (-9)
£12,000
x

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Score

204 (-9)

Prize money

£12,000

Title sponsor

x

Played as the inaugural Manadens Affarer Seniors Open (June 26-28). Second-placed Steve Wild (Eng) finished 7 shots behind Ratcliffe (Aus). [Fagelbro G&CC, Varmdo, nr Stockholm, Sweden].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Score

204

Prize money

£16,660

Title sponsor

x

Played as the German Senior Open. Second-placed David Creamer (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Ratcliffe (Aus). [GC Owingen-Überlingen, Überlingen, nr Konstanz, Germany].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Score

290

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Senior Open. Second-placed J. Klatt (Aus) and Hiroshi Tahara (Jpn) finished 4 shots behind Ratcliffe (Aus). [Yarra Yarra GC, Bentleigh East, nr Melbourne, Aus].

1987
Europe
275 (-13)
£33,330
Benson & Hedges

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Venue

Fulford

Score

275 (-13)

Prize money

£33,330

Title sponsor

Benson & Hedges

Played as the Benson & Hedges International Open (Aug 13-16). Second-placed Ove Sellberg (Swe) finished 2 shots behind Ratcliffe (Aus), who recorded the second of his two European Tour wins. [Fulford GC, York, North Yorkshire].

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Ratcliffe, Noel

Score

280 (-12)

Prize money

£5,364

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Belgian Open (June 8-11; played for the first time since 1958). Second-placed Chris Tickner (Aus) finished 1 shot behind first-time European Tour winner Ratcliffe (Aus). [Royal GC of Belgium (Ravenstein), Tervuren, nr Brussels].

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