Brian Bamford

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Brian Bamford
Personal information
Full nameBrian J. Bamford
Born (1935-12-18) 18 December 1935 (age 83)
Surrey, England
Nationality England
Career
Turned professional1953
Professional wins1
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT21: 1965

Brian J. Bamford (born 18 December 1935) is an English professional golfer. He is remembered for winning the Schweppes PGA Close Championship in 1961 and taking the first prize of £1,000.[1] Because of the possibility of flooding at the Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club, a composite course was used, including seven consecutive holes of the Ladies' course, measuring just 5,755 yards. Each competitor played one of their opening two rounds at Richmond Golf Club.[2] Bamford's winning score of 266 (68-66-67-65) remains the lowest in the Championship's history. As a result of his win he was selected for the English Canada Cup team with Peter Alliss.[3]

Tournament wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965
The Open Championship CUT T24 CUT CUT T21

Note: Bamford only played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bamford wins P.G.A. championship". The Glasgow Herald. 10 April 1961. p. 9.
  2. ^ "Flloding precautions for P.G.A. tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 6 April 1961. p. 11.
  3. ^ "American's easy win in Canada Cup". The Glasgow Herald. 5 June 1961. p. 4.

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