Alf Perry

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Alf Perry
— Golfer —
Personal information
Full name Alfred Perry
Born 1904
Coulsdon, Surrey, England
Died 1974 (aged 69–70)
Nationality  England
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 4
Best results in Major Championships
(Wins: 1)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship Won: 1935
PGA Championship DNP

Alfred "Alf" Perry (1904 – 4 December 1974[1]) was a professional golfer from England, the winner of The Open Championship in 1935.[2][3]

Born in Coulsdon, Surrey, Perry worked as a club professional at Leatherhead Golf Club in addition to playing in the few organised tournaments that there were at the time. He had moderate success before he claimed an unexpected victory in the 1935 Open Championship at Muirfield.[4][5] His most prolific year came in 1938 when he won three tournaments on the British circuit.[2] He retired from his post at Leatherhead in 1972,[6] and died two years later.[2]

Perry was a member of the Ryder Cup team in 1933, 1935, and 1937,[2] but played just three matches for Great Britain, of which he lost two and tied one.

Professional wins[edit]

This list may be incomplete

  • 1935 The Open Championship
  • 1938 Daily Mail Tournament, Yorkshire Evening News Tournament, Dunlop Metropolitan Tournament

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 54 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1935 The Open Championship 1 shot lead −5 (69-75-67-72=283) 4 strokes England Alf Padgham

Results timeline[edit]

Note: The Open Championship was the only major Perry played in.
Tournament 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939
The Open Championship T45 T30 46 T17 26 T26 1 T50 CUT T15 T3
Tournament 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952
The Open Championship NT NT NT NT NT NT T25 T18 T23 CUT T33 DNP 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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mr Alfred Perry" The Times, 5 December 1974; pg. 20; Issue 59262.
  2. ^ a b c d Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 284. ISBN 0-85613-520-8. 
  3. ^ "1935 Alf Perry". The Open. Retrieved 17 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Mair, Norman (18 July 2002). "Distinguished dozen sired by a links classic". The Daily Telegraph (UK). Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  5. ^ Davies, David (21 July 2003). "Furgol who? Victors who came from nowhere". The Guardian (UK). Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "Welcome to Leatherhead Golf Club". Leatherhead Golf Club. Retrieved 28 July 2009.