Who's who: Ossie Pickworth

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Who's who: Ossie Pickworth

  • Name:

    Horace Henry Alfred "Ossie" Pickworth
  • Country:

    Australia
  • Lived:

    [1918-1969]. Born on Jan 17, 1918 in Manly, Sydney, NSW, Australia. Died on Sept 23 1969 in Parkville, Melbourne, Australia (aged 51).
  • Original/Home Club:

    Manly GC, Sydney.
  • Occupation:

    Club pro and professional golfer; soldier; publican.
  • Turned Pro:

    c.1936

Roll of Honour

Frequent winner on the Australasian and European Tours. Only golfer to win three consecutive Australian Open titles.

Did you know?

Like his contemporary Jim Ferrier, Pickworth also grew-up in Manly, the beachside suburb of northern Sydney. And like Ferrier, who was three years his senior, his early golfing experiences were based at Manly Golf Club. But whereas Ferrier went on to pursue a very international career (taking American citizenship in 1944), Pickworth travelled much less, confining his golfing travels predominantly to the UK and Irish circuit.

Top tournaments won by Ossie Pickworth

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Pickworth, Ossie

Score

8 & 7

Prize money

Title sponsor

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Played as the Australian PGA Ch'ship (June 1-4). Pickworth (Aus) beat Frank Phillips (Aus) 8 and 7 in the 36-hole final. [Indooroopilly GC, Brisbane, Qld; played on the Club's former location, which is now home to St Lucia Golf Links].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Pickworth, Ossie

Score

280

Prize money

Title sponsor

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Played as the Australian Open (Sept 2-4). Second-placed Norman Von Nida (Aus) finished 8 shots behind Pickworth (Aus), who posted the last of his four Australian Open wins. [Kooyonga GC, Lockleys, Adelaide, SA].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Pickworth, Ossie

Score

1 hole

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian PGA Ch'ship. Pickworth (Aus) beat Peter Thomson (Aus) by 1 hole in the final.

Category

Europe

Winner (holder)

Pickworth, Ossie

Score

287

Prize money

£500

Title sponsor

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Played as the Irish Open (not played again until 1953). Second-placed Norman Von Nida (Aus) and John Panton (Scot) finished 2 shots behind Pickworth (Aus), who won with an eagle three at the final hole. [Royal Dublin GC, Dollymount, Dublin].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Pickworth, Ossie

Score

289

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Oct 21-24). Pickworth (Aus) beat Jim Ferrier (Aus) in an 18-hole playoff (Pickworth 71, Ferrier 74). Pickworth posted his third straight win in this event, and the third of his four Australian Open victories. [Kingston Heath GC, Melbourne, Australia].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Pickworth, Ossie

Score

2 & 1

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian PGA Ch'ship. Pickworth (Aus) beat Eric Cremin (Aus) 2 and 1 in the final.

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Pickworth, Ossie

Score

284

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (June 5/6). Second-placed F.W. "Billy" McWilliam (Aus) finished 6 shots behind defending champion Pickworth (Aus), who posted the second of his four Australian Open wins. [Royal Queensland GC, Eagle Farm, Brisbane, Qld.].

Category

Aus/NZ

Winner (holder)

Pickworth, Ossie

Score

289

Prize money

Title sponsor

x

Played as the Australian Open (Oct 3-5). Second-placed Alan "Stumpy" Waterson (Aus, amateur) finished 2 shots behind Pickworth (Aus), who recorded the first of his four Australian Open wins. [Royal Sydney GC, Rose Bay, Sydney, Aus].

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