Name:William "Willie" Macfarlane
Lived:[1889-1961]. Born on June 29, 1889 in Aberdeen, Scotland. Died on Aug 15, 1961 in Miami, Florida (aged 72).
Occupation:Club pro and professional golfer.
Played as the Metropolitan Open (May 25-27). Second-placed Paul Runyan (USA) finished 1 shot behind 43-year-old Willie Macfarlane (Scot). [West course, Winged Foot GC, Mamaroneck, NY].
Played as the Miami Biltmore Open (Dec 8-10; the second of two Miami Biltmore Opens played in 1933). Second-placed Johnny Revolta (USA) finished 4 shots behind Willie Macfarlane (Scot/USA). [The Biltmore, Coral Gables, Miami, FL].
Played as the inaugural National Capital Open (Oct 29-Nov 1). Second-placed Tommy Armour (Scot/USA) and Sal DiBuono (USA) finished 6 shots behind Macfarlane (Scot). [Kenwood G&CC, Bethesda, Maryland].
Played as the Metropolitan Open (July 17-20). Willie Macfarlane (Scot) beat Johnny Farrell (USA) in a Sunday playoff that lasted 36 holes. In their 18-hole morning playoff both had par 70s; this necessitated a further 18-hole afternoon playoff (Macfarlane 72, Farrell 74). [Fairview CC, Elmsford, NY. This course no longer exists; in 1968 the club moved 10 mi east to a new location in Greenwich, CT].
Played as the Shawnee Open (July 10/11). Second-placed Leo Diegel (USA) finished 4 shots behind Willie Macfarlane (Scot), who won this event for the second time in four years. [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].
Played as the Shawnee Open (July 13/14). Willie Macfarlane (Scot) beat Willie Klein (USA) in an 18-hole playoff (Macfarlane 71, Klein 75). The playoff was held on the same day as the final 36 holes of regulation play. [Shawnee CC & Inn, Shawnee on Delaware, Pennsylvania; at the time the Inn was known as the Buckwood Inn].
The US Open (29th) (June 3-5). Macfarlane (Scot) beat Bobby Jones (USA, amateur) in the second of two 18-hole playoffs. First playoff: both players shot 75 (+4). Second playoff: Macfarlane 72 (+1), Jones 73 (+2). Jones was runner-up for the second straight year. [Worcester CC, Worcester, Mass.].
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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