Alf Padgham

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Alf Padgham
— Golfer —
Alfred Padgham 1938.jpg
Personal information
Full name Alfred Harry Padgham
Born (1906-07-02)2 July 1906
Caterham, England
Died 4 March 1966(1966-03-04) (aged 59)
West Wickham, England
Nationality  England
Status Professional
Professional wins 16
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship Won: 1936
PGA Championship DNP

Alfred Harry Padgham (2 July 1906 – 4 March 1966[1]) was one of the leading British professional golfers of the 1930s and 1940s.

Padgham was born in Caterham, Surrey. After finishing third at The Open Championship in 1934, and coming second in 1935, he won the 1936 Open at Hoylake.[2]

Padgham played for Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1933, 1935 and 1937, but he lost all six of his matches. He had an ungainly style, but was at times a brilliant putter. He lost what might have been some of his best competitive years due to World War II. He was club professional at Sundridge Park Golf Club in the south east suburbs of London for many years.

Padgham died in West Wickham, Greater London.

Tournament wins

This list may be incomplete.

Major championships

Wins (1)

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1936 The Open Championship 1 shot deficit 73-72-71-71=287 1 stroke Scotland Jimmy Adams

Results timeline

Note: The Open Championship was the only major Padgham played in.
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
The Open Championship T39 T40 T4 T7 3 2 1 T7 T4 DNP
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT T30 T13 T7 CUT
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954
The Open Championship T20 CUT DNP CUT CUT

NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

Team appearances


  1. "Mr Alfred Padgham. The Times, 5 March 1966; pg. 10; Issue 56572.
  2. "1936 Alf Padgham". The Open. Retrieved 17 October 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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