Ian Stanley (golfer)

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Ian Stanley
Personal information
Full name Ian Stanley
Born (1948-11-14) 14 November 1948 (age 68)
Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Nationality  Australia
Residence Melbourne, Australia
Career
Turned professional 1970
Former tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins 28
Number of wins by tour
European Tour 1
PGA Tour of Australasia 19
European Senior Tour 3
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T30: 1986
PGA Championship DNP
Achievements and awards
European Seniors Tour
Order of Merit winner
2001

Ian Stanley (born 14 November 1948) is an Australian professional golfer.

Stanley was born in Melbourne. He turned professional in 1970 and was a prolific tournament winner in Australasia from the mid-1970s through to the early 1990s. He also spent seven years on the European Tour in the 1970s, where he was joint winner of the 1975 Martini International with Christy O'Connor Jnr, and finished inside the top 60 on the Order of Merit six times with a best end of season ranking of 27th in 1975.[1]

In the early 1990s, Stanley joined Australia's first pay TV sports channel, Premier Sports, commentating on European and American tournaments. This led to the highly rated Golf Show which is still successfully running on Fox Sports today.

After turning 50, Stanley joined the European Seniors Tour, and in 2001 he won the Senior British Open on his way to topping the Order of Merit.[2] In total, he has three wins on the European Seniors Tour.

On retiring from the Senior tour in 2004, Stanley joined golf design and architect firm, Thomson Perrett where his principal design stage was golf greens. Stanley also project managed courses in Australia and China. The main golf courses in Australia included Ballarat Golf Club, Sandhurst Golf Club, Silverwoods at Yarawonga, Mandalay Golf Club and Manly Golf Club, Sydney (greens and bunker designs).

Stanley is a Director of not for profit organisation Tee Up for Kids, which raises money for underprivileged children in Victoria.

Amateur wins (3)[edit]

  • 1966 Victorian Schoolboys' Champion
  • 1967 Victorian Junior Champion
  • 1969 Victorian Junior Champion

Professional wins (28)[edit]

PGA Tour of Australia wins (19)[edit]

European Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner-up
1 14 Jun 1975 Martini International −5 (71-72-69-67=279) Tie Republic of Ireland Christy O'Connor Jnr

Other wins (5)[edit]

  • 1975 New Britain Open (Papua New Guinea)
  • 1976 South Seas Classic (Fiji)
  • 1986 Fiji Open
  • 1988 Fijian Hotel Classic
  • 1990 Fijian Hotel Classic

European Seniors Tour wins (3)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 2 Jul 2000 Coca-Cola Kaiser Karl European Trophy –13 (66-69-68=203) 4 strokes England Denis Durnian
Japan Seiji Ebihara
2 3 Jun 2001 De Vere PGA Seniors Championship –10 (71-66-68-73=278) 2 strokes England Maurice Bembridge
3 29 Jul 2001 Senior British Open –6 (70-69-70-69=278) Playoff New Zealand Bob Charles

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979
The Open Championship CUT CUT T56 46 CUT CUT CUT DNP
Tournament 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP T30 DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
The Open Championship DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
Tournament 2000 2001 2002
The Open Championship DNP DNP CUT

Note: The Open Championship was the only major Stanley played.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 344. ISBN 0-85613-520-8. 
  2. ^ Callander, Colin (12 November 2001). "European Seniors Tour: Stanley takes title on merit". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 2009-08-12. 

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