Max McCready

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Max McCready
Personal information
Full nameSamuel Maxwell McCready
Born(1918-03-08)8 March 1918
Belfast, Ireland
Died1994 (aged 76)
South Africa
Nationality Northern Ireland
British AmateurWon: 1949

Samuel Maxwell McCready (8 March 1918 – 1994) was an Irish amateur golfer. He won the 1949 Amateur Championship and was in the British Walker Cup team in 1949 and 1951.[1]

McCready lived near the Dunmurry golf course, near Belfast, where he learnt his golf. During World War II he served in the Royal Air Force. McCready moved to South Africa in 1959 where he worked for McAlpine Construction. He died in South Africa in 1994.[2][3] His widow Joan died in 2015 at the age of 109.[4]

Amateur wins[edit]


Major championships[edit]

Wins (1)[edit]

Year Championship Winning score Runner-up
1949 Amateur Championship 2 & 1 United States Willie Turnesa

Team appearances[edit]


  1. ^ "Max McCready". RAF Golf Association. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  2. ^ a b Hanna, John (December 2005). "Irish Musings - Max McCready, Amateur Champion, and Dunmurry Golf Club" (PDF). (75): 22–23. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  3. ^ Hanna, John (June 2013). "Irish Musings - The Walker Cup Match 1951 and Cecil Ewing" (PDF). (105): 14–17. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
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