Chuck Courtney (golfer)

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Chuck Courtney
Personal information
Full name Charles Courtney
Born (1940-10-11) October 11, 1940 (age 76)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 160 lb (73 kg; 11 st)
Nationality  United States
College San Diego State University
Turned professional 1963
Former tour(s) PGA Tour
Professional wins 4
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour 2
Other 2
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open T46: 1971
The Open Championship DNP
PGA Championship T22: 1971

Charles Courtney (born October 11, 1940) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour in the 1960s and 1970s.

Courtney was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota[1] and raised in San Diego, California.[2] He attended San Diego State University, where he was a three-time All-American as a member of the golf team: second team in 1960 and 1961, first team in 1962.[3][4]

Courtney turned professional in 1963. For more than a decade, he played on the PGA Tour, where he had two wins and more than two dozen top-10 finishes. He was the head professional at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club in Rancho Santa Fe, California for two decades starting in 1983.[2] He is now golf professional emeritus. He was inducted into the San Diego State University Athletics Hall of Fame in 1991.[4]

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

  • 1958 San Diego City Amateur
  • 1960 San Diego City Amateur
  • 1960 San Diego County Open

Professional wins (4)[edit]

PGA Tour wins (2)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 Aug 16, 1964 St. Paul Open Invitational –12 (68-72-66-66=272) 3 strokes United States Rod Funseth, United States Jack McGowan
United States Charlie Sifford
2 Apr 20, 1969 Tallahassee Open Invitational –6 (72-69-71-70=282) 1 stroke United States Jacky Cupit, United States Bert Greene
United States Bob Shaw

PGA Tour playoff record (0-1)

No. Year Tournament Opponent Result
1 1972 Southern Open United States DeWitt Weaver Lost to par on first extra hole

Other wins (2)[edit]


  1. ^ Elliott, Len; Kelly, Barbara (1976). Who's Who in Golf. New Rochelle, New York: Arlington House. p. 42. ISBN 0-87000-225-2. 
  2. ^ a b Leonard, Tod (July 17, 2006). "'Ranch' rates as historic jewel". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved November 26, 2007. 
  3. ^ "1958–1969 All-American Golf teams". Golf Coaches Association of America. Retrieved November 26, 2007. 
  4. ^ a b "Aztec Hall of Fame inductees". San Diego State University Athletics official site. Retrieved November 26, 2007. 

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