Prof Honours Roll

PROFESSIONAL ROLL of HONOUR

BRITISH OPEN CHAMPIONS

Since 1860, The Open has been played over some of the world’s most cherished links courses and has produced a remarkable legacy of great champions. It is the oldest and most international championship in professional golf and the Claret Jug – first presented in 1873 – is one of the most iconic trophies in all of sport.

The British Open Claret Jug
1934Henry Cotton
1937Henry Cotton
1939Dick Burton
1948Henry Cotton

RAFGS Members – International & National Professional Winners

Henry Cotton has competed 17 times in The Open Top 10 and won the RAFGS National Playing Fields Handicap Cup & Swinton Cup in 1949.  Dick Burton 1939.

BRITISH PGA MATCHPLAY CHAMPIONS
1932 (Moor Park)Henry Cotton
1940 (Mid Surrey)Henry Cotton
1946 (Hoylake)Henry Cotton
BRITISH PGA CHAMPIONS
1957Peter Alliss
1962Peter Alliss
1965Peter Alliss
1966Guy Wolstenholme
RYDER CUP APPEARANCES 

The Ryder Cup is a biennial men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and the United States. The competition is contested every two years with the venue alternating between courses in the United States and Europe. The Ryder Cup is named after the English businessman Samuel Ryder who donated the trophy. The event is jointly administered by the PGA of America and Ryder Cup Europe, the latter a joint venture of the PGA European Tour (60%), the PGA of Great Britain and Ireland (20%), and the PGAs of Europe (20%)

Ryder Cup
1929 Henry Cotton(Winning Team)
1935Dick Burton
1937Dick Burton
1937Henry Cotton
1947Henry Cotton
1949Dick Burton
1953Peter Alliss
1957Peter Alliss(Winning Team)
1959Peter Alliss
1961Peter Alliss
1963Peter Alliss
1965Peter Alliss
1967Peter Alliss
1969Peter Alliss
EUROPEAN ORDER OF MERIT – THE HARRY VARDON TROPHY 

The Harry Vardon Trophy is awarded by the European Tour. Since 2009 it has been awarded to the winner of the Race to Dubai. Before then it was awarded to the winner of the “Order of Merit”. From 1975 to 2008 the Order of Merit was based on prize money but before that date a points system was used. From 1937 until the formation of the European Tour in 1972 the award was presented by the British PGA. The trophy is named for the Jersey golfing great Harry Vardon, who died in 1937.

1938Henry Cotton
1964Peter Alliss
1966Peter Alliss
EUROPEAN ORDER OF MERIT – THE HARRY VARDON TROPHY – THE RUNNER UP
1957Henry Cotton
1966Peter Alliss
CANADA CUP APPEARANCES
1954-1966Peter Alliss
1965Guy Wolstenholme
INTERNATIONAL APPEARANCES
1929Henry Cotton
1935Dick Burton
1936Dick Burton
1937Dick Burton
1938Dick Burton
1954Peter Alliss
1955Peter Alliss
1956Peter Alliss (Captain)
1967Peter Alliss (Captain)
FRENCH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
1948Henry Cotton
FRENCH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP -RUNNER UP
1957Peter Alliss
1959Peter Alliss
GERMAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
1937Henry Cotton
1938Henry Cotton
1939Henry Cotton
KLM DUTCH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
1969Guy Wolstenholme
SPANISH OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
1956Peter Alliss
1958Peter Alliss
ITALIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
1936Henry Cotton
1958Peter Alliss
PORTUGUESE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
1958Peter Alliss
BRAZILIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
1961Peter Alliss
CZECHOSLOVAKIAN OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
1937Henry Cotton
1938Henry Cotton
KENYA OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP
1967Guy Wolstenholme
AUSTRALIAN SENIORS CHAMPIONSHIP
1981Guy Wolstenholme
MARTINI INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT

The Martini International was a men’s professional golf tournament that was held from 1961 to 1983. It was hosted by several different golf clubs in England, Scotland and Wales. It was part of the European Tour’s schedule from the tour’s first official season in 1972 until the event ceased.

1966Peter Alliss (Winner)
1970Douglas Sewell (Winner)
PENFOLD TOURNAMENT

The Penfold Tournament was a golf tournament on the European circuit / European Tour. It was played from 1932 to 1974 at a variety of courses. The tournament was sponsored by Penfold Golf and was often played at coastal resorts, whose councils shared the costs.

1939Henry Cotton
1954Henry Cotton
SWALLOW-PENFOLD TOURNAMENT

In 1955 Penfold combined their sponsorship with Swallow Raincoats who had supported the Swallow-Harrogate Tournament in 1953 and 1954. The new tournament was known as the Swallow-Penfold Tournament and had a first prize of £1,000 and total prize money of £4,000. The new event had a 72-hole stroke play format. Swallow dropped their sponsorship after the 1966 event but the tournament continued with £4,000 prize money in 1967. Prize money increased to £8,000 in 1971 and finally £12,000 in 1974.

1964Peter Alliss
SWALLOW-PENFOLD TOURNAMENT – RUNNER UP
1957Peter Alliss
DAILY MAIL TOURNAMENT
1939Henry Cotton
1940Dick Burton
DAILY MAIL TOURNAMENT – RUNNER UP
1937Henry Cotton
WEST OF ENGLAND PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION
1956Peter Alliss
1958Peter Alliss
1962Peter Alliss
1966Peter Alliss
1968Douglas Sewell
1970Douglas Sewell
SOUTHERN ENGLAND PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION
1961Guy Wolstenholme
PICCADILLY TOURNAMENT 

was a men’s professional golf tournament. It was played in 1962 and from 1964 to 1976 and was a European Tour event from 1972 to 1976. It was played in a variety of formats. From 1962 to 1967 it was a 72-hole stroke-play event, in 1968 it was a four-ball better-ball match play event, from 1969 to 1975 it was a knockout stroke-play event while in 1976 it reverted to the 72-hole stroke-play format. From 1964 to 1968 the event was played on the East course at Wentworth, just before the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship which was played on the West Course there. Carreras withdrew their golf sponsorship after the 1976 season.

1969Peter Alliss
SUNNINGDALE FOURSOMES

The Sunningdale Foursomes Tournament was first played in 1934. This Annual Tournament is open to all golfers through a unique handicap format

1958Peter Alliss (with Jean Donald)
1961Peter Alliss (with Jean Donald)
DAKS TOURNAMENT 

The Daks Tournament was an important professional golf tournament held in England from 1950 to 1971 and was generally held in early June. 17 of the 22 events were held at the Wentworth Club. Neil Coles enjoyed considerable success in the event winning four of the final nine tournaments and being a runner-up in three others. The tournament was sponsored by DAKS.

1954Peter Alliss
1959Peter Alliss
DUNLOP PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENT
1955Peter Alliss
1959Peter Alliss
DUNLOP PROFESSIONAL TOURNAMENT -RUNNER UP
1957Peter Alliss
JEYES TOURNAMENT

The Jeyes Professional and Amateur Tournament was an Irish golf tournament played from 1962 to 1966. The event featured a number of amateurs who competed for separate prizes. The event was sponsored by Jeyes Group

1963Guy Wolstenholme
1965Peter Alliss
SPRITE TOURNAMENT

The Sprite Tournament was a professional golf tournament played at Selsdon Park Golf Club, Surrey, England in 1959 and 1960. The 1960 event was called the Sprite International.

In the 1959 event the first 36 holes were also played as a pro-am better ball. The 1960 event was preceded by a 27-hole pro-am better-ball event.

1960Peter Alliss
REDIFFUSION TOURNAMENT

The Rediffusion Tournament was a professional golf tournament played at La Moye Golf Club, Jersey from 1963 to 1966

1966Peter Alliss
AGFA-GEVAERT TOURNAMENT

The Agfa-Gevaert Tournament was a golf tournament in England from 1963 to 1971. It was played at Stoke Poges Golf Club in Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire. It was sponsored by Agfa-Gevaert.

1967Peter Alliss
ESSO GOLDEN TOURNAMENT

The Esso Golden Tournament was a golf tournament on the British PGA circuit from 1961 to 1967. It was played in a round-robin format at the Moor Park Golf Club in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, England. The event was sponsored by Esso.

1964Peter Alliss
WENTWORTH PROFESSIONAL / AMATEUR FOURSOMES
1957Guy Wolstenholme
1964Guy Wolstenholme
1959Peter Alliss
1968Doug Sewell
STRONG COUNTRY TOURNAMENT
1961Peter Alliss
1962Peter Alliss
1963Peter Alliss
1964Peter Alliss
1965Stuart Murray
1968Douglas Sewell
1969Douglas Sewell
STRONG COUNTRY TOURNAMENT -RUNNER UP
1966Peter Alliss
1968Stuart Murray
ASSISTANT PROFESSIONALS’ CHAMPION
1952Peter Alliss
SOUTHERN ENGLAND PROFESSIONALS CHAMPION
1961Guy Wolstenholme
NORTHERN ENGLAND PROFESSIONALS CHAMPION
1934Dick Burton
SPALDING EVENING NEWS RUNNER UP
1958
Peter Alliss
1959Peter Alliss
MIDLAND PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION
1964Stuart Murray
1967Stuart Murray
1968Stuart Murray
MIDLAND OPEN CHAMPION
1967T.M. Collinge
PORTUGUESE OPEN CHAMPION
1958Peter Alliss
BRAZILIAN OPEN CHAMPION
1961Peter Alliss
CZECHOSLOVAKIAN OPEN CHAMPION
1937Henry Cotton
1938Henry Cotton
KENYA OPEN CHAMPION
1967Guy Wolstenholme
MARTINI INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT 

The Martini International was a men’s professional golf tournament that was held from 1961 to 1983. It was hosted by several different golf clubs in England, Scotland and Wales. It was part of the European Tour’s schedule from the tour’s first official season in 1972 until the event ceased.

1966Peter Alliss
1970Douglas Sewell
MANCHESTER & DISTRICT PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION
1938Dick Burton
1939Dick Burton
1940Dick Burton
KENT PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION
1926Henry Cotton
1927Henry Cotton
1928Henry Cotton
1929Henry Cotton
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION
1964Stuart Murray
1966Stuart Murray
1969Stuart Murray
1971Stuart Murray
DORSET PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION
1967Douglas Sewell
MIDDLESEX OPEN CHAMPION
1972Stuart Murray
1973Stuart Murray
SUFFOLK OPEN CHAMPION
1961Basil Proudfoot
SUFFOLK PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION
1961Basil Proudfoot
SURREY OPEN CHAMPION
1946Dick Burton
1953Dick Burton
WARWICKSHIRE OPEN CHAMPION
1968T.M. Collinge
GLASGOW & DISTRICT CHAMPION
1965J.R. Burns
WARWICKSHIRE PROFESSIONAL CHAMPION
1960 T.M. Collinge
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