Jesse P. Guilford

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Jesse Guilford
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Jesse Poore Guilford
Nickname Siege Gun
Born (1895-03-02)March 2, 1895
Manchester, New Hampshire
Died December 1, 1962(1962-12-01) (aged 67)
Newton, Massachusetts
Nationality  United States
Career
Status Amateur
Professional wins 2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Best results in major championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T19: 1922
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship DNP
U.S. Amateur Won: 1921
British Amateur R32: 1926, 1934

Jesse Poore Guilford (March 2, 1895 – December 1, 1962) was an American amateur golfer. He is most notable for winning the U.S. Amateur in 1921.

Guilford was born in Manchester, New Hampshire,[1] he was the son of Robert M. Guilford[2] and Agnes Jane Chambers. He was one of the top amateur golfers in Massachusetts, as well as the United States. His nickname was "Siege Gun" for his long drive qualities.[3] He played on three of the first four Walker Cup teams (1922, 1924, and 1926).

The 1930 U.S. Census for Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, records him married to Louise B., with three daughters, Catherine, Mary L., and Jean, and son Jesse P.

Guilford died in Newton, Massachusetts.[1]

Tournament wins[edit]

Major championships[edit]

Amateur wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Runner-up
1921 U.S. Amateur 7 & 6 United States Robert A. Gardner

Results timeline[edit]

Guilford never played in the Masters Tournament or the British Open. As an amateur, he could not play in the PGA Championship.

Tournament 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
U.S. Open DNP DNP DNP NT NT T24
U.S. Amateur R16 R32 SF NT NT DNP
British Amateur DNP NT NT NT NT NT
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
U.S. Open DNP T26 T19 DNP T29 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
U.S. Amateur DNQ 1 QF QF QF QF R16 DNP DNP DNP
British Amateur DNP R128 DNP DNP DNP DNP R32 DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
U.S. Amateur DNP DNP SF DNQ R128 R256 R128 DNP DNP DNP
British Amateur DNP DNP DNP DNP R32 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949
U.S. Amateur DNP DNP NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
British Amateur NT NT NT NT NT NT DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957
U.S. Amateur DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP R128
British Amateur DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

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

Source for U.S. Open & U.S. Amateur: USGA Championship Database[4]

Source for 1921 British Amateur: The American Golfer, June 4, 1921, pg. 24.

Source for 1926 British Amateur: The American Golfer, July, 1926, pg. 58.

Source for 1934 British Amateur: The Montreal Gazette, May 25, 1934, pg. 13.

U.S. national team appearances[edit]

Amateur

  • Walker Cup: 1922 (winners), 1924 (winners), 1926 (winners)

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 77. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ U.S. National Archives (April 23, 1921). "U.S. Passport Applications, 1795-1925 [database on-line]" (scanned microfilm). Ancestry.com. p. ARC Identifier 583830 / MLR Number A1 534; NARA Series: M1490; Roll #: 1584. Retrieved Jun 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Guilford to Join Amateur Golfers Going to England". The New York Times. April 26, 1921. 
  4. ^ Results listed under both "Guilford" and "Guiford".