Terry Gale

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Terry Gale
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Personal information
Full nameTerry R. Gale
Born (1946-06-07) 7 June 1946 (age 72)
Yelbeni, Western Australia
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight80 kg (176 lb; 12 st 8 lb)
Nationality Australia
ResidencePerth, Western Australia
Turned professional1976
Current tour(s)European Seniors Tour
Former tour(s)PGA Tour of Australasia
Japan Golf Tour
Professional wins41
Number of wins by tour
Japan Golf Tour2
PGA Tour of Australasia21
European Senior Tour7
Best results in major championships
Masters TournamentDNP
U.S. OpenDNP
The Open ChampionshipT13: 1979
PGA ChampionshipDNP

Terry R. Gale (born 7 June 1946) is an Australian professional golfer.

Gale had a successful amateur career before turning professional at a relatively advanced age in 1976. From the mid-1970s to the early 1990s he won regularly on the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Japan Golf Tour and the pre-Asian Tour Asian circuit. Since turning fifty he has been a member of the European Seniors Tour, where he has won seven tournaments. His best season on that tour was 2003, when he finished third on the Order of Merit. He also plays on the Japanese Seniors Tour.

Off the course, Gale was the second Chairman of the PGA Tour of Australasia. His son, Mark Gale was a professional Australian rules footballer. Gale Sr was also a talented cricketer in his youth, representing his state on occasion, although never at First Class level.

Amateur wins[edit]

  • 1969 Western Australian Amateur
  • 1972 Western Australian Amateur
  • 1974 Australian Amateur, Western Australian Amateur
  • 1975 Western Australian Amateur

Professional wins (41)[edit]

PGA Tour of Australasia wins (21)[edit]

Japan Golf Tour (2)[edit]

Other wins (9)[edit]

Australian Seniors Tour wins (2)[edit]

  • 1997 Australian PGA Seniors Championship
  • 2006 Australian PGA Seniors Championship

European Seniors Tour wins (7)[edit]

No. Date Tournament Winning score Margin of
1 25 Aug 1996 The Belfry PGA Seniors Championship −4 (72-70-72-70=284) 1 stroke England Tommy Horton
2 7 Sep 2002 GIN Monte Carlo Invitational −10 (62-67-68=197) 1 stroke England Keith MacDonald
3 29 Mar 2003 Royal Westmoreland Barbados Open −10 (70-64-72=206) 6 strokes United States Jerry Bruner, Australia Brian Jones
4 5 Apr 2003 Tobago Plantations Seniors Classic −13 (68-70-65=203) 3 strokes Scotland John Chillas
5 31 Aug 2003 Charles Church Scottish Seniors Open −11 (69-66-70=205) 2 strokes England Nick Job, New Zealand Barry Vivian
6 16 May 2004 Bosch Italian Seniors Open −5 (69-74-68=211) 1 stroke England David J Russell
7 14 Aug 2005 Bad Ragaz PGA Seniors Open −11 (67-66-66=199) 2 strokes Argentina Luis Carbonetti, France Géry Watine

Results in major championships[edit]

Tournament 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986
The Open Championship T13 CUT T44 T42 T29 T28 CUT CUT

Note: Gale only played in The Open Championship.
CUT = missed the half-way cut (3rd round cut in 1980 and 1985 Open Championships)
"T" = tied

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