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Golf’s elite: Notable others

This Who’s Who in Golf section profiles the top professional and amateur players through history. Also included are the world’s most renowned golf course designers, as well as notable others who have contributed significantly to the game of golf in the category "Notable others". Use the search box below to discover more.

England
Statesman, politician, writer, artist, racehorse owner.
England
Accomplished amateur golfer, lawyer, golf & cricket writer, and authority on Charles Dickens.
USA
Golf instructor and coach.
England
Professional golfer; golf instructor and coach; creator of Leadbetter Academies.
England
Accomplished amateur golfer, golf writer, radio & TV commentator, politician.
USA
Professional golfer; golf instructor and coach; creator of Jim McLean Golf Schools.
USA
Golf writer and instructor. University of Texas Golf Coach.
Scotland
European Tour Executive Director (1975-2004)
Norway
Entrepreneur; Golf club maker.
Scotland
Golf instructor, coach and writer.
USA
Owner of Pinehurst Resort; golf writer and author of "The Principles behind the Rules of Golf"; golf course designer.
USA
Writer and publisher; humourist; entrepreneur.
England
Aristocrat and monarch.

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Tournaments:
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.

Who's Who:
Patrick Cantlay: moved into the world top 5, after winning the final two FedEx Cup playoff events and scooping the $15 million first prize.

Trish Johnson: kept the Senior LPGA Championship trophy in European hands, with her second win in this event in its four-year history.

Latest Golf Course Updates

Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).

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.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club "makes its tournament debut with the hosting of the Italian Open on the European Tour" by Richard Humphreys

Gamble Sands opens short course:
David McLay Kidd’s 14-hole QuickSands short course has opened for play at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington.

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