Joe Lloyd

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Joe Lloyd
— Golfer —
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Personal information
Full name Joseph Lloyd
Nickname The General [1]
Born 1864
Hoylake, England
Nationality  England
Career
Status Professional
Professional wins 1
Best results in major championships
(wins: 1)
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open Won: 1897
The Open Championship 17th/T17: 1893, 1894
PGA Championship DNP

Joseph "Joe" Lloyd (1864–19??) was an English professional golfer who won the third U.S. Open at the Chicago Golf Club in 1897.

Early life[edit]

Lloyd grew up playing at Royal Liverpool Golf Club at Hoylake. He was an expert at making and repairing clubs.[1]

Golf career[edit]

He was the first golf professional in France, being hired in 1883 at the Pau Golf Club in Pau, France, by Englishmen spending their winters there. One of those Englishmen was John Cumming Macdona, a member at Hoylake and Pau, but who had formed a friendship with Fleetwood Sandeman of the famous Port and Sherry company. Fleetwood Sandeman was the first Captain in 1883 at Hayling Golf Club in Hampshire, where the Sandeman family had a summer house, and Macdona arranged for Joseph Lloyd to become the first professional at Hayling where Lloyd helped lay out the first 9-hole course on the seafront. 'The General', as Lloyd was popularly known, left Hayling after two seasons.[2] From 1895 to 1909 Lloyd spent his summers as the club professional at the Essex Country Club, in Manchester, Massachusetts, and was succeeded by Donald Ross as the club professional there. Lloyd retired from the Pau Golf Club in 1925.[1]

Lloyd played in the 1896 U.S. Open, and lead at the halfway point, but finished tied for 7th place 6 strokes behind.[3][4]

1897 U.S. Open[edit]

Lloyd was known as a player capable of extremely long drives and was considered to be one of the longest hitters in his day. In the 1897 tournament, he was trailing entering the final round. He hit a long drive at the 465-yard 18th hole, following by a wonderful brassie shot to within 8 feet of the pin. He proceeded to sink the putt for an eagle 3 on the par-5 hole that gave him a one-stroke victory over Willie Anderson (who would later win four U.S. Opens). No golfer since has won the Open with an eagle on the final hole.[5]

Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship 18 holes Winning score Margin Runner-up
1897 U.S. Open 4 shot deficit 83-79=162 1 stroke Scotland Willie Anderson

Results timeline[edit]

Lloyd played in only the U.S. Open and The Open Championship.

Tournament 1893 1894 1895 1896 1897 1898 1899 1900 1901 1902 1903 1904 1905 1906 1907 1908
U.S. Open NYF NYF DNP T7 1 4 DNP DNP 20 DNP T24 DNP T16 DNP DNP WD
The Open Championship T17 17 DNP DNP T20 DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP DNP

NYF = Tournament not yet founded
DNP = Did not play
WD = Withdrew
"T" indicates a tie for a place
Green background for wins. Yellow background for top-10

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Caillé, Yves. "Joe Lloyd and the Pau Golf Club". Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  2. ^ A History of Hayling Golf Club by Bill John
  3. ^ Maloney, John. "Pressure Can Lead To Second-Round Collapse". Archived from the original on February 15, 2006. Retrieved 2007-01-18. 
  4. ^ "Great Golf By Foulis". The New York Sun. 18 July 1896. Retrieved 10 April 2015. 
  5. ^ Sommers, Robert. "Golf Anecdotes From the Links of Scotland to Tiger Woods". books.Google.com. Retrieved 20 August 2015. 

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