|— Golfer —|
|Full name||Joseph Lloyd|
|Nickname||The General |
|Best results in major championships
|U.S. Open||Won: 1897|
|The Open Championship||17th/T17: 1893, 1894|
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. 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.
1897 U.S. Open
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.
|Year||Championship||18 holes||Winning score||Margin||Runner-up|
|1897||U.S. Open||4 shot deficit||83-79=162||1 stroke||Willie Anderson|
|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
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- Maloney, John. "First Round Collapses at the U.S. Open". Retrieved 2007-01-18.[dead link]
- "Great Golf By Foulis". The New York Sun. 18 July 1896. Retrieved 10 April 2015.
- Sommers, Robert. "Golf Anecdotes From the Links of Scotland to Tiger Woods". books.Google.com. Retrieved 20 August 2015.
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