Born:June 2, 1949 in Melbourne, Australia.
Original/Home Club:Royal Melbourne GC (first as a caddie).
Senior MAJORS (1): Snr Players Ch'ship (2002). Multiple winner on the European, Champions and international tours.
Ginn grew up living alongside the Royal Melbourne Golf Club; he started caddying there as a 10-year-old. 20 years later he won the Australian PGA Championship there, eclipsing Australia's Bob Shearer and New Zealand's Bob Charles by three shots.
Played as the inaugural (and only) Azores Senior Open (March 28-30). Second-placed Nick Job (Eng) finished 2 shots behind Ginn (Aus), who recorded his first and only European Seniors Tour win. [Batalha GC, Ponta del Gada, Azores].
Played as the Ford Senior Players Championship (July 11-14). Second-placed Jim Thorpe (USA), Hubert Green (USA) and Mike McCullough (USA) finished 1 shot behind Ginn (Aus). [TPC Michigan, Dearborn, Detroit, Mich.].
Played as the Wills Indian Open. Aaron Meeks (USA) finished 2 shots behind Ginn (Aus), who recorded his first win in the event after more than 10 years of trying. [Royal Calcutta GC, Kolkata, West Bengal, India].
Played as the Rothmans Malaysian Masters (Asia/Aus Trs event). Nandasena Perera (Sri Lanka) finished in second place behind Ginn (Aus). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Played as the Malaysian Open (25th). Second-placed Brian Jones (Aus) finished 1 shot behind Ginn (Aus). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Played as the New Zealand Open (Dec 6-9). Second-placed Simon Owen (NZ) finished 3 shots behind Ginn (Aus). [St Clair GC, Dunedin, NZ].
Played as the Mayne Nickless Australian PGA Ch'ship. Bob Shearer (Aus) and Bob Charles (NZ) finished in second place behind Ginn (Aus).
Played as the Malaysian Open. Won by Ginn (Aus). [Old course, Royal Selangor GC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia].
Played as the Martini International (June 5-8). Second-placed Brian Huggett (Wales) finished 1 shot behind Ginn (Aus), who recorded his first (and only) European Tour win. [Pannal GC, Pannal, nr Harrogate, N Yorks].
Ginn (Aus) won the inaugural Australia/NZ Tour Order of Merit.
FedEx Cup playoffs: the PGA Tour’s season finale starts in Memphis (TPC Southwind; Aug 11-14) and culminates in Atlanta (East Lake; Aug 25-28) … for the winner, the biggest prize in world golf … $18 million.
British Women’s Open: the year’s final women’s major championship heads for mighty Muirfield in East Lothian, Scotland, with Anna Nordqvist defending (Aug 4-7).
Anna Nordqvist: major championships aside, Solheim Cup stalwart Nordqvist notched up her first official Ladies European Tour win at the 2022 Ladies Dutch Open (aka Big Green Egg Open).
Cameron Smith: the Aussie PGA Tour player shot a blistering final round 64 to record his first major championship win at the home of golf in the 150th Open Championship.
Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.
Jim Fazio's original layout was much changed to create a modern Ryder Cup course ... now one of the Eternal City's (and Italy's) most revered.
Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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