Daks Tournament

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Daks Tournament
Tournament information
Location England
Established 1950
Final year 1971
Final champion
England Neil Coles and Wales Brian Huggett

The Daks Tournament was an important professional golf tournament held in England from 1950 to 1971 and was generally held in early June. 17 of the 22 events were held at the Wentworth Club. Neil Coles enjoyed considerable success in the event winning four of the final nine tournaments and being a runner-up in three others. The tournament was sponsored by DAKS.

Winners[edit]

Year Winner Country Venue Score Margin
of victory
Runner(s)-up Winner's
share (£)
Ref
1950 Norman Sutton  England Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club 272 3 strokes Belgium Flory Van Donck 400 [1]
1951 John Panton  Scotland Sunningdale Golf Club 282 3 strokes South Africa Bobby Locke 400 [2]
1952 Fred Daly  Northern Ireland Wentworth Club 280 2 strokes England Jack Hargreaves 400 [3]
1953 Dai Rees  Wales Wentworth Club 280 1 stroke Scotland Tom Haliburton
Belgium Flory Van Donck
400 [4]
1954 Peter Alliss  England Little Aston Golf Club 279 1 stroke South Africa Bobby Locke 400 [5]
1955 John Pritchett  England Sunningdale Golf Club 275 2 strokes Wales Dai Rees 600 [6]
1956 Trevor Wilkes  South Africa Wentworth Club 276 9 strokes Scotland Eric Brown
Scotland Tom Haliburton
England Peter Mills
600 [7]
1957 Bobby Locke  South Africa Wentworth Club 281 3 strokes Scotland Eric Brown
England Bernard Hunt
600 [8]
1958 Harold Henning
Peter Thomson
 South Africa
 Australia
Wentworth Club 275 Tie Shared 1000
and 400
[9]
1959 Christy O'Connor Snr  Ireland Wentworth Club 274 3 strokes England Peter Mills 1000 [10]
1960 Peter Thomson  Australia Wentworth Club 279 2 strokes Scotland Tom Haliburton
England Jimmy Hitchcock
1000 [11]
1961 Bernard Hunt  England Wentworth Club 279 1 stroke England Neil Coles 1000 [12]
1962 Bob Charles
Dai Rees
 New Zealand
 Wales
Wentworth Club 278 Tie Shared 1000
and 500
[13]
1963 Peter Alliss
Neil Coles
 England
 England
Wentworth Club 280 Tie Shared 1000
and 500
[14]
1964 Neil Coles  England Wentworth Club 282 1 stroke Australia Peter Thomson 1000 [15]
1965 Peter Thomson  Australia Wentworth Club 275 4 strokes England Guy Wolstenholme 1000 [16]
1966 Hugh Boyle  Ireland Wentworth Club 286 1 stroke England Neil Coles
Wales Dai Rees
Wales Dave Thomas
1000 [17]
1967 Malcolm Gregson  England Wentworth Club 279 2 strokes England Neil Coles 1000 [18]
1968 Malcolm Gregson  England Wentworth Club 284 1 stroke England Neil Coles 1000 [19]
1969 Brian Huggett  Wales Wentworth Club 289 2 strokes Scotland Bernard Gallacher 1000 [20]
1970 Neil Coles  England Wentworth Club 281 3 strokes England Peter Wilcock 1000 [21]
1971 Neil Coles
Brian Huggett
 England
 Wales
South Herts Golf Club 284 Tie Shared 1000
and 650
[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "N Sutton wins "Daks" golf". The Glasgow Herald. 5 August 1950. p. 6. 
  2. ^ "Panton wins tournament by 3 strokes". The Glasgow Herald. 19 May 1951. p. 6. 
  3. ^ "First prize to F Daly". The Glasgow Herald. 28 June 1952. p. 2. 
  4. ^ "First prize for Rees". The Glasgow Herald. 13 June 1953. p. 2. 
  5. ^ "Daks tournament victory for Peter Alliss". The Glasgow Herald. 26 June 1954. p. 9. 
  6. ^ "Assistant golfer's success". The Glasgow Herald. 11 June 1955. p. 9. 
  7. ^ "Young South African's "Daks" victory". The Glasgow Herald. 18 June 1956. p. 11. 
  8. ^ "Locke beats brown by three strokes". The Glasgow Herald. 17 June 1957. p. 9. 
  9. ^ "Thomson and Henning tie in Daks event". The Glasgow Herald. 16 June 1958. p. 9. 
  10. ^ "Daks victory for O'Connor". The Glasgow Herald. 15 June 1959. p. 6. 
  11. ^ "Thomson wins Daks event". The Glasgow Herald. 13 June 1960. p. 4. 
  12. ^ "Hunt's brilliant finish". The Glasgow Herald. 12 June 1961. p. 5. 
  13. ^ "Rees tied with Charles". The Glasgow Herald. 11 June 1962. p. 3. 
  14. ^ "Daks tournament ends in tie". The Glasgow Herald. 17 June 1963. p. 11. 
  15. ^ "Coles wins Daks by stroke". The Glasgow Herald. 8 June 1964. p. 4. 
  16. ^ "Thomson's four stroke win in Daks". The Glasgow Herald. 7 June 1965. p. 4. 
  17. ^ "Boyle steals home in Daks tournament". The Glasgow Herald. 6 June 1966. p. 4. 
  18. ^ "Gregson wins Daks with sparkling finish". The Glasgow Herald. 5 June 1967. p. 8. 
  19. ^ "Gregson again comes from behind to win". The Glasgow Herald. 10 June 1968. p. 4. 
  20. ^ "Huggett edges out Gallacher over closing two holes". The Glasgow Herald. 2 June 1969. p. 5. 
  21. ^ "Coles holds off challenge". The Glasgow Herald. 1 June 1970. p. 5. 
  22. ^ "Huggett and Coles in tie". The Glasgow Herald. 7 June 1971. p. 10. 

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