George Buckle

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George Buckle
Personal information
Full nameGeorge Russell Buckle
Born1886
Nutfield, Surrey, England
Died10 April 1957 (aged 71)
Solihull, Warwickshire, England
Nationality England
Career
StatusProfessional
Professional wins5
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT9: 1920
PGA ChampionshipDNP

George Russell Buckle (1886 – 10 April 1957)[1] was an English professional golfer. He was the son of William Buckle, who was the professional at Church Stretton from 1900 to 1911.[2]

Buckle tied for 9th place in the 1920 Open Championship. He was one of the runners-up in the 1925 Daily Mail Tournament at Notts Golf Club, one shot behind the winner, Charles Johns.[3]

Buckle won the Midland Professional Championship four times and was runner-up on five other occasions. In 1926 he won the West of England Professional Championship at Long Ashton by 6 strokes.[4]

Professional wins[edit]

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1910 1911 1912 1913 1914 1915 1916 1917 1918 1919
The Open Championship WD T30 NT NT NT NT NT
Tournament 1920 1921 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929
The Open Championship T9 T45 T53 T40 WD T17 CUT
Tournament 1930 1931 1932 1933 1934 1935 1936 1937
The Open Championship CUT

Note: Buckle only played in The Open Championship.

  Top 10
  Did not play

NT = No tournament
WD = withdrew
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" indicates a tie for a place

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar?surname=buckle&yearOfDeath=1957&page=2#calendar
  2. ^ https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XSQ7-TFD
  3. ^ "Golf – £1200 tournament won by a stroke". The Glasgow Herald. 15 May 1925. p. 15.
  4. ^ "The West of England Championship". The Glasgow Herald. 22 July 1926. p. 2.