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Encyclopedia > Alf Padgham

Alfred Harry Padgham, who was usually known as Alf Padgham, (born 2 July 1906 in Caterham, Surrey; died 4 March 1966 in West Wickham, Greater London) was one of the leading British professional golfers of the 1930s and 1940s. After finishing third at The Open Championship in 1934, and coming second in 1935, he won the 1936 Open at Hoylake. Caterham is a town in Surrey, England. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, one of the Home Counties. ... West Wickham is a place in the London Borough of Bromley. ... Greater London is the top level administrative subdivision covering London, England. ... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is an outdoor game where individual players or teams play a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ...

Padgham played for Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1933, 1935 and 1937, but he lost all six of his matches. He had an ungainly style, but was at times a brilliant putter. He lost what might have been some of his best competitive years due to World War II. He was club professional at Sundridge Park Golf Club in the south east suburbs of London for many years. The Ryder Cup is a golf trophy contested biennially in an event officially called the Ryder Cup Matches by teams from Europe and the United States. ... Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km (over 11 miles) into the air. ... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster which contains Big Ben Tower Bridge at night A red double-decker bus crosses Piccadilly Circus. ...

Tournament wins

This list may be incomplete.
  • 1931 News of the World Tournament
  • 1932 Irish Open
  • 1934 German Championship, Dunlop Masters, Yorkshire Evening News Championship
  • 1935 News of the World Tournament
  • 1936 The Open Championship, Dunlop Masters, Daily Mail Tournament, Silver King Championship, Western Province Championship (South Africa)
  • 1938 Dutch Open
  • 1939 Silver King Championship, News Chronicle Tournament
  • 1946 Daily Mail Tournament
  • 1947 Silver King Championship



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