Pip Elson

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Pip Elson
Personal information
Full namePhilip Ambrose Elson
Born (1954-04-14) 14 April 1954 (age 65)
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Nationality England
ResidenceMoreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, England
Career
Turned professional1973
Former tour(s)European Tour
European Seniors Tour
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
PGA ChampionshipDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT39: 1973
Achievements and awards
Sir Henry Cotton
Rookie of the Year
1973

Philip Ambrose "Pip" Elson (born 14 April 1954) is an English professional golfer. He is the son of the cricketer Gus Elson [1] and the father of Jamie Elson.

Elson was born in Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, England. He won the British Youths Open Amateur Championship in 1971 before turning professional in 1973. In his breakthrough year he also won the BMGA Pro tour of the Club Championships of Wroxham Barns for the first time. He was that year's European Tour Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year. He was a consistent player, finishing between 38th and 64th on the European Tour Order of Merit every year of his tour career, which lasted until 1982, but he never won a European Tour event. He played on the European Seniors Tour in 2004.

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983
The Open Championship CUT T39 CUT CUT CUT CUT CUT

Note: Elson only played in The Open Championship.

  Did not play

CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1977 Open Championship)
"T" = tied

Team appearances[edit]

  • PGA Cup (representing Great Britain and Ireland): 1986

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wisden - Obituaries in 1999". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 18 December 2011.

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