Ted Ball

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Ted Ball
Personal information
Full name Edward A. Ball
Born (1939-04-11)11 April 1939
Hornsby, New South Wales, Australia
Died 1995
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight 73 kg (161 lb; 11.5 st)
Nationality  Australia
Career
Status Professional
Former tour(s) PGA Tour of Australasia
Professional wins >50
Number of wins by tour
PGA Tour of Australasia 11
Best results in major championships
Masters Tournament DNP
U.S. Open DNP
The Open Championship CUT: 1964, 1975
PGA Championship DNP

Edward A. "Ted" Ball (11 April 1939 – 1995) was an Australian professional golfer. He won 11 times on the PGA Tour of Australasia, and winning over 50 tournaments in his career.

Ball was born in Hornsby, New South Wales. He had a decorated amateur career, including a win at the Australian Amateur in 1960, along with several other amateur victories. He turned professional in the early 1960s and found immediate success. He won his first title in 1962 at the Queensland Open, winning 10 more times from then until 1974. He added numerous wins after that internationally. He staged one of Australian golf's greatest comebacks to win the Wills Masters in 1973 and in 1974 became the first player to successfully defend the Wills title. He shot rounds of 70, 69, 72 and 70 at The Australian Golf Club in Sydney to win by two strokes, this is said to be his personal greatest achievement in his career.

Amateur highlights[edit]

Professional wins[edit]

PGA Tour of Australasia (11)[edit]

Other wins[edit]

this list is incomplete

Team appearances[edit]

Amateur

Professional

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ball wins Wagga golf". The Canberra Times. 6 October 1964. 
  2. ^ a b "NSW PGA Championship". PGA of Australia. Retrieved 22 June 2014.