David Talbot (golfer)

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David Talbot
Personal information
Full nameDavid Talbot
Born (1936-11-16) 16 November 1936 (age 82)
Yorkshire, England
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)
Nationality England
Turned professional1952
Former tour(s)European Tour
Professional wins3
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT40: 1965

David Talbot (born 16 November 1936) is an English professional golfer. He is remembered for winning the Schweppes PGA Championship at Dunbar in 1968, taking the first prize of £1,000. Talbot started the final round five ahead of Irishman Nicky Lynch but took 40 to Lynch's 33 for the first nine holes to be two shots behind. However Talbot came home in 32 to Lynch's 40 to win by five strokes from Bernard Hunt with Lynch dropping into a tie for third place.[1]

Talbot reached the semi-finals of the 1969 News of the World Match Play, losing to the eventual winner Maurice Bembridge.[2] He played in the early years of the European Tour from 1972 to 1980. His best finish was to be runner-up in the 1972 Carroll's International, 4 strokes behind Christy O'Connor Snr.[3]

Talbot was briefly at Hallamshire Golf Club, Sheffield before becoming an assistant to John Jacobs at Sandy Lodge Golf Club, Hertfordshire in 1953. Talbot became the professional at Notts Golf Club in 1960 before moving to Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club in 1969, replacing Jimmy Adams. He was succeeded at Mid-Surrey by his son, Philip in 1999.[4]

Professional wins (3)[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976
The Open Championship CUT CUT CUT T40 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT 63 T50 T55

Note: Talbot only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1968 and 1970 Open Championships)
"T" indicates a tie for a place

Team appearances[edit]

  • PGA Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1980 (non-playing captain)


  1. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (29 April 1968). "Schweppes event won by Talbot". The Glasgow Herald. p. 11.
  2. ^ Jacobs, Raymond (8 September 1969). "Bembridge overwhelms Rees in final". The Glasgow Herald. p. 4.
  3. ^ "O'Connor does it again". The Times. 26 June 1972. p. 5.
  4. ^ "History". Royal Mid-Surrey Golf Club. Retrieved 10 January 2019.

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