Charles Lacey

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Charles Lacey
Personal information
NicknameCharley
Born(1906-07-03)July 3, 1906
Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England
DiedOctober 8, 1957(1957-10-08) (aged 51)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality England
Career
StatusProfessional
Professional wins2
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour1
Other1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament31st: 1934
U.S. Open7th: 1930
The Open Championship3rd: 1937
PGA ChampionshipT3: 1930

Charles "Charley" Lacey (July 3, 1906 – October 8, 1957)[1] was a professional golfer who had a number of high finishes in major championships in the 1930s. Lacey won born in England but emigrated to the United States aged 20 and spent the rest of his career there.

Early life[edit]

Lacey was the son of Arthur Lacey, the greenkeeper at Burnham Beeches Golf Club in Buckinghamshire.[2] Arthur was also a golfer, winning the first competition of the Golf Greenkeepers' Association at Bushey Hall Golf Club in 1912 with scores of 80 and 79.[3] Arthur later moved to Ifield, West Sussex. Lacey had an older brother Arthur junior who was also a successful golfer.

Golf career[edit]

Lacey emigrated to the United States in late 1926.

He spent part of the winters of 1933/34 and 1936/37 in England and played a number of exhibition matches, including some with his brother Arthur.

Tournament wins[edit]

PGA Tour wins[edit]

Other wins[edit]

this list may be incomplete

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937 1938 1939 1940 1941
Masters Tournament NYF NYF NYF NYF 31
U.S. Open 7 WD T23 T43 T37 T40 T40 22 WD
The Open Championship 3 NT NT
PGA Championship SF R32 R64

NYF = tournament not yet founded
NT = no tournament
CUT = missed the half-way cut
WD = withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VPDT-5RJ
  2. ^ "Club History: Burnham Beeches Golf Club in Buckinghamshire - Club View". bbgc.co.uk. Retrieved 2015-08-11.
  3. ^ "Golf Greenkeepers' Association". The Times. 24 May 1912. p. 60.