Jack Westland

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Jack Westland
Jack Westland.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 2nd district
In office
January 3, 1953 – January 3, 1965
Preceded by Scoop Jackson
Succeeded by Lloyd Meeds
Personal details
Born (1904-12-14)December 14, 1904
Everett, Washington
Died November 3, 1982(1982-11-03) (aged 77)
Pebble Beach, California
Political party Republican
Jack Westland
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Alfred John Westland
Born (1904-12-14)December 14, 1904
Everett, Washington
Died November 3, 1982(1982-11-03) (aged 77)
Pebble Beach, California
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Amateur
Best results in Major Championships
Masters Tournament T53: 1953
U.S. Open T41: 1934
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Amateur Won: 1952
British Amateur T33: 1934

Alfred John "Jack" Westland (December 14, 1904 – November 3, 1982) was an American politician who served as a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1953 to 1965. He represented the Second Congressional District of Washington as a Republican. He was also an accomplished amateur golfer.

Westland was born in Everett, Washington.[1] He was elected to the House in 1952, taking the seat previously held by Democrat Scoop Jackson who had won election to the United States Senate. Westland was re-elected in 1954, 1956, 1958, 1960, and 1962. He was defeated in 1964 by Democrat Lloyd Meeds. Westland subsequently moved to California, where he lived until his death in 1982.[2]

Golf career[edit]

Westland was an accomplished amateur golfer for over 25 years. He won the 1929 French Amateur.[3][4] He finished runner-up to Francis Ouimet in the 1931 U.S. Amateur.[5] He won the 1933 Western Amateur and played on three Walker Cup teams (1932,[6] 1934,[7] 1953[8]). He was also non-playing captain of the 1961 team.[1][3] In 1952, at the age of 47, Westland won the U.S. Amateur over Al Mengert.[9] He is the oldest golfer ever to win the Amateur.

Westland also won the Pacific Northwest Amateur four times (1938, 1939, 1940, 1951), the Washington State Amateur three times (1924, 1947, 1948) and the Chicago District Amateur three times (1927, 1929, 1934).[3]

In 1978, Westland was inducted into the Pacific Northwest Golf Association's Hall of Fame.[3]

Tournament wins (13)[edit]

Amateur majors shown in bold.

Major championships[edit]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning Score Runner-up
1952 U.S. Amateur 3 & 2 United States Al Mengert

Results timeline[edit]

Note: As an amateur, Westland could not play in the PGA Championship. He did not play in The Open Championship.

Tournament 1926 1927 1928 1929
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF
U.S. Open T43 DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Amateur R32 DNP DNQ DNP
The Amateur Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF DNP 63 DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP T41 DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP
U.S. Amateur DNQ 2 R16 QF R64 R32 DNP R64 DNP DNP
The Amateur Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP R64 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Amateur DNP DNP NT NT NT NT DNP R256 DNP DNP
The Amateur Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP T53 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Amateur DNP DNP 1 R64 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP R64
The Amateur Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1960 1961
Masters Tournament DNP DNP
U.S. Open DNP DNP
U.S. Amateur DNP R128
The Amateur Championship DNP DNP

LA = Low Amateur
NYF = Tournament not yet founded
NT = No tournament
DNP = Did not play
"T" indicates a tie for a place
DNQ = Did not qualify for match play portion
R256, R128, R64, R32, R16, QF, SF = Round in which player lost in match play
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

Sources: U.S. Open and U.S. Amateur,[10] The Masters,[11] 1934 British Amateur[12]

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Walker Cup: 1953 (winners), 1955 (winners), 1959 (winners), 1961 (winners, non-playing captain)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 199. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ "Ex-congressman Westland dies". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Lewiston, Idaho). November 6, 1982. p. A-2. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d PNGA Hall of Fame profile
  4. ^ "Amateur Golf Kings Of Four Nations To Compete In National Tourney". The Evening Independent (St. Petersburg, Florida). July 24, 1929. p. 11. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  5. ^ 1931 U.S. Amateur
  6. ^ 1932 Walker Cup
  7. ^ 1934 Walker Cup
  8. ^ 1953 Walker Cup
  9. ^ 1952 U.S. Amateur
  10. ^ USGA Championship Database
  11. ^ www.masters.com
  12. ^ "Our Yanks Left In British Amateur". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania). AP. May 24, 1934. p. 19. Retrieved March 3, 2011. 

External links[edit]

United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Henry M. Jackson
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Washington's 2nd congressional district

1953–1965
Succeeded by
Lloyd Meeds