Bill Davies (golfer)

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Bill Davies
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name William Henry Davies
Born c. 1892
Hoylake, Cheshire, England
Nationality  England
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 7
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T29: 1931
The Open Championship T6: 1925
PGA Championship DNP

William Henry Davies (born c. 1892) was an English professional golfer. He finished in the top 10 in the Open Championship four times. He played in the 1931 and 1933 Ryder Cups.

Golf career

Prior to World War I, Davies was professional at Hooton Park Golf Club.[1] He entered the 1913 Open Championship at Hoylake but failed to qualify.[2] In September that year, he reached the final stages of the News of the World Matchplay, finishing 5th in the northern section qualifying,[3] although he lost 2&1 to Fred Leach in the first round.[4] He won £5 for reaching the final stage.

In 1914 he won the 6th Liverpool and District Professional Championship at Leasowe Golf Club. He tied with H Cadwell on 148 but won the playoff the following day 147 to 150, winning £10 and a gold medal.[5][6]

During the war he was in the Denbighshire Hussars.

After the war, he was professional at Bromborough Golf Club and then at Prenton Golf Club from 1924. In 1928 he became professional at Wallasey Golf Club in succession to Bob Kirk, Jr..[7] He remained there until his retirement in 1964.

Professional wins

Results in major championships

Tournament 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T52 T6 T36 DNP 10 T18
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
U.S. Open DNP T29 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T24 T7 T7 T44 T13 T34 14 DNP CUT T20
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946
U.S. Open DNP DNP NT NT NT NT DNP
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT CUT

Note: Davies only played in the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Yellow background for top-10

References

  1. "Hooton Golf Club, Little Sutton, Wirral, Cheshire". Golf's Missing Links. Retrieved 21 August 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "The Open Championship – Qualifying competition – Failure of Duncan and Mr Ball". The Times. 20 June 1913. p. 5.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Professional golfers' association". The Times. 4 September 1913. p. 10.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. "The "News of the World" golf tournament – The young entry". The Times. 8 October 1913. p. 12.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Golf – Local professional's at Leasowe – Record by Southport player – Tie for golf medal". Liverpool Daily Post. 22 April 1914. Retrieved 21 August 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. Unknown parameter |subscription= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Hooton professional's victory". Liverpool Daily Post. 23 April 1914. Retrieved 21 August 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. Unknown parameter |subscription= ignored (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. "Golf". The Times. 15 September 1928. p. 6.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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