Jean Garaïalde

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Jean Garaïalde
Personal information
Full name Jean Garaïalde
Born (1934-10-02) 2 October 1934 (age 82)
Ciboure, France
Nationality  France
Career
Turned professional 1952
Retired 1982
Former tour(s) European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Professional wins 63
Number of wins by tour
European Senior Tour 1
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament CUT: 1964, 1966
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship T9: 1963
PGA Championship DNP

Jean Garaïalde (born 2 October 1934) is a French professional golfer.

Garaïalde was born in Ciboure, Pyrénées-Atlantiques. He turned professional in 1952. In 1969, he became the first French golfer since Firmin Cavalo in 1948 to claim his own national open. Around that time, he won several other national opens around Europe, including the German Open in 1969 and 1970 and the Spanish Open also in 1969.[1]

In his home country, Garaïalde was dominant winning 12 French PGA titles between 1960 and 1982, including seven in a row from 1962, 17 French Native Opens between 1957 and 1987, and 12 French Professional Championships between 1968 and 1985.[2][3]

Garaïalde represented France in the World Cup a record 25 times. He retired shortly after his final appearance in 1982,[1] although he has since played in several European, Challenge and European Seniors Tour events that have been held in France. In 1992 he won the Turespaña Léman International Senior Trophy in Switzerland, and tied for 11th in the Senior British Open Championship.

Professional wins[edit]

This list may be incomplete
  • 1951 Omnium de Saint-Jean-de-Luz
  • 1952 Omnium de Biarritz
  • 1953 Omnium de Valescure, Omnium de Monte-Carlo
  • 1957 French Native Open
  • 1958 French Native Open
  • 1960 French PGA Championship
  • 1962 French PGA Championship, French Native Open
  • 1963 French PGA Championship, French Native Open
  • 1964 French PGA Championship, French Native Open
  • 1965 French PGA Championship, French Native Open, Omnium International d'Evian
  • 1966 French PGA Championship, French Native Open
  • 1967 French PGA Championship, French Native Open
  • 1968 French PGA Championship, Championnat de France Pro
  • 1969 French Open, Spanish Open, German Open, Moroccan Open, French Native Open, Championnat de France Pro
  • 1970 German Open, Volvo Open, French PGA Championship, French Native Open, Championnat de France Pro
  • 1971 French PGA Championship, French Native Open, Championnat de France Pro
  • 1972 French Native Open, Championnat de France Pro
  • 1973 French Native Open
  • 1974 French Native Open, Championnat de France Pro
  • 1975 French Native Open, Championnat de France Pro
  • 1976 French Native Open, Championnat de France Pro, Inter Maritime
  • 1977 Championnat de France Pro
  • 1978 Challenge Novotel, Inter Maritime
  • 1979 French PGA Championship
  • 1980 Championnat de France Pro, French Match Play Championship, Challenge Novotel, Inter Maritime
  • 1981 Trophée GSL Texas Institute
  • 1982 French PGA Championship, Championnat de France Pro, Rover Grand Prix, Cannes-Mougins Open
  • 1985 Championnat de France Pro
  • 1987 French Native Open, Ivory Coast Open

European Seniors Tour wins (1)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
victory
Runner(s)-up
1 8 May 1992 Turespaña Léman International Senior Trophy 71-70-69=210 1 stroke England Neil Coles
United States Chick Evans

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971
Masters Tournament DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP CUT DNP CUT DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP
The Open Championship T32 DNP DNP DNP T14 T21 DNP T25 T12 T9 T13 CUT DNP T47 DNP T30 DNP CUT

Note: Garaïalde never played in the U.S. Open nor the PGA Championship.
DNP = Did not play
CUT = missed the half-way cut
"T" = tied
Yellow background for top-10.

Team appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Alliss, Peter (1983). The Who's Who of Golf. Orbis Publishing. p. 320. ISBN 0-85613-520-8. 
  2. ^ "Le palmarès de Jean Garaïalde" (PDF) (in French). 2004. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-11. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 
  3. ^ "Golf Senior" (PDF) (in French). 2007. pp. 37–39. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-06. 

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