|— Golfer —|
Hilton at the 1911 U.S. Amateur.
|Full name||Harold Horsfall Hilton|
12 January 1869|
West Kirby, Merseyside, England
|Died||5 March 1942
Westcote, Gloucestershire, England
|Height||5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Best results in major championships
|The Open Championship||Won: 1892, 1897|
|U.S. Amateur||Won: 1911|
|British Amateur||Won: 1900, 1901, 1911, 1913|
|Achievements and awards|
|World Golf Hall of Fame||1978 (member page)|
Hilton was born in West Kirby and attended West Buckland School in Devon. In 1892, he won The Open Championship at Muirfield, becoming the second amateur to do so. He won again in 1897 at his home club, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. The only other amateurs who have won the Open Championship are John Ball and Bobby Jones.
Hilton also won The Amateur Championship on four occasions, including 1911, when he became the only British player to win the British and U.S. Amateurs in the same year. Hilton retired with a 99-29 record (77.3%) at The Amateur Championship.
From 1905 to 1915, Hilton was a member at Ashford Manor Golf Club in Middlesex (now Surrey), the club having been incorporated in 1902. In 1912, he played a major part in designing Ferndown Golf Club in Dorset which became an Open Championship qualifying course and one of the top 100 courses in the UK.
He died in 1942.
Hilton was also a golf writer. He was the first editor of Golf Monthly, and also the editor of Golf Illustrated. He also designed many courses. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 1978.
Tournament wins (22)
- this list may be incomplete
- 1889 Royal Liverpool Summer Lubbock Gold Medal, Royal Liverpool Autumn Kennard Gold Medal, Royal Liverpool St. Andrew's Gold Cross Medal, West Lancashire Golf Club Challenge Gold Medal, West Lancashire Golf Club Mayor's Prize, West Lancashire Golf Club St. Andrew's Challenge Gold Cross Medal
- 1891 Royal Liverpool Spring Club Gold Medal, Royal Liverpool Summer Lubbock Gold Medal, Birkdale Golf Club Crowther Cup
- 1892 The Open Championship
- 1893 St. George's Challenge Cup
- 1894 St. George's Challenge Cup
- 1897 The Open Championship, Irish Amateur
- 1900 The Amateur Championship, Irish Amateur
- 1901 The Amateur Championship, Irish Amateur
- 1902 Irish Amateur
- 1911 The Amateur Championship, U.S. Amateur
- 1913 The Amateur Championship
Professional wins (2)
|Year||Championship||54 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner(s)-up|
|1892||The Open Championship||2 shot deficit||78-81-72-74=305||3 strokes||John Ball, Sandy Herd, Hugh Kirkaldy|
|1897||The Open Championship (2)||3 shot deficit||80-75-84-75=314||1 stroke||James Braid|
Amateur wins (5)
|1900||The Amateur Championship||8 & 7||James Robb|
|1901||The Amateur Championship||1 up||John L. Low|
|1911||The Amateur Championship||4 & 3||E. A. Lassen|
|1911||U.S. Amateur||37 holes||Fred Herreshoff|
|1913||The Amateur Championship||6 & 5||Robert Harris|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Amateur Championship||R16||DNP||R16|
|The Open Championship||DNP||T8||1 LA||T8||WD||WD||23||1 LA||3 LA||T12|
|The Amateur Championship||QF||2||2||R32||QF||R32||2||R32||R16||QF|
|The Open Championship||T16||4 LA||T6||T25||WD||CUT||DNP||DNP||DNP||WD|
|The Amateur Championship||1||1||QF||R64||QF||R64||R128||R16||R64||R32|
|The Open Championship||DNP||T3 LA||DNP||WD||WD||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT|
|The Amateur Championship||SF||1||R16||1||R32||NT||NT||NT||NT||NT|
|The Open Championship||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP||DNP|
|The Amateur Championship||R32||R64||QF||DNP||R128||R256||DNP||R256|
NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10
Source for British Open: www.opengolf.com
Source for 1887 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, August 4, 1887, pg. 6.
Source for 1889 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 9, 1889, pg. 10.
Source for 1890 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 2, 1890, pg. 8.
Source for 1893 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 10, 1893, pg. 11.
Source for 1894 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, April 27, 1894, pg. 11.
Source for 1895 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 9, 1895, pg. 3.
Source for 1897 British Amateur: The Scotsman, April 29, 1897, pg. 4.
Source for 1898 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 26, 1898, pg. 11.
Source for 1899 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 26, 1899, pg. 11.
Source for 1902 British Amateur: Golf, June, 1902, pg. 397.
Source for 1903 British Amateur: Golf, July, 1903, pg. 8.
Source for 1904 British Amateur: Golf, July, 1904, pg. 9.
Source for 1905 British Amateur: Golf, June, 1905, pg. 341.
Source for 1906 British Amateur: Golf, July, 1906, pg. 29.
Source for 1907 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 30, 1907, pg. 14.
Source for 1908 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 27, 1908, pg. 14.
Source for 1909 British Amateur: The American Golfer, July, 1909, pg. 12.
Source for 1910 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, June 3, 1910, pg. 10.
Source for 1912 British Amateur: The American Golfer, July, 1912, pg. 199.
Source for 1914 British Amateur: Golf Illustrated, July, 1914, pg. 28.
Source for 1920 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, June 10, 1920, pg. 9.
Source for 1921 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 25, 1921, pg. 6.
Source for 1922 British Amateur: The American Golfer, July 1, 1922, pg. 31.
Source for 1924 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 28, 1924, pg. 8.
Source for 1925 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 26, 1925, pg. 15.
Source for 1927 British Amateur: The Glasgow Herald, May 24, 1927, pg. 10.
Source for U.S. Amateur: USGA Championship Database
- "Muirfield — 1892". opengolf.com. Retrieved 17 July 2010.
- Ashford Manor Golf Club
- "Harold H. Hilton, Noted Golfer, Dies. Englishman Once Won U. S. Amateur Title. Winner of 6 Contests in Britain. Editor of Golf Magazine. American Victory at Rye, N. Y., in 1911. First Championship in 1892, Last in 1913". The New York Times. 7 May 1942. Retrieved 23 September 2010. "Hilton, who had been [editor] of Golf Illustrated since 1913, won the United States amateur title in 1911, defeating Fred Herreshoff, one-up, in 37 holes in the ..."