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Encyclopedia > David Huish

David Huish (born North Berwick, Scotland, 4 April 1944) is a European PGA Tour golf professional, currently competing in the Seniors classification. North Berwick is a small Scottish seaside town in East Lothian, on the south shore of the Firth of Forth, about 25 miles east of Edinburgh. ...

David Huish
David Huish

Playing Career

Huish (pronounced "hush") has been the club professional and course manager at North Berwick West Links for over 30 years. After turning pro in 1959 he was known as a competent tournament player until 1975 when, after qualifying for The Open Championship in a seven-way playoff, he shot rounds of 67 and 69 to lead Tom Watson, Peter Oosterhuis and Bernard Gallacher by two strokes, with Jack Nicklaus and others even further behind. Although Huish fell away over the weekend and ultimately finished 13 shots off the pace, the achievement brought him into the public eye. In the same year he also won the British Professional Club Championship and while he never won an elite tournament he won many lower-ranked competitions, particularly on the Tartan Tour. North Berwick, East Lothian One of two golf courses within North Berwick, the West Links is by far the more renowned. ... 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... There are at least four notable people called Tom Watson Tom Watson, the golfer Tom Watson, manager of Liverpool F.C. from 1896 to 1915 Tom Watson, the British politician Thomas E. Watson, the American Populist leader This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that... Peter Oosterhuis (b. ... // Bernard Gallacher (born 9 February 1949 in Bathgate, Scotland) is a Scottish professional golfer. ... Nicklaus celebrates his victory in the 1980 U.S. Open Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940 in Columbus, Ohio), also known as The Golden Bear, was a major force in professional golf, first on the PGA Tour from the 1960s to the mid to late 1980s, and then on...


He has won 5 titles on the EPGA Seniors Tour, the most recent coming in 2001 when he won in a play-off at the Bad Ragaz Open in Switzerland.


Later Career

He has since become a very significant and respected figure on the inside of professional golf, serving as the PGA Captain, a PGA Board Member and Ryder Cup Committee Member. Huish has held the latter position longer than anyone else. In recognition of his achievements Huish received the Special Award at the Seniors Tour annual awards dinner in 2004 for Services to Golf.


Huish married his second wife Diane in 1989 with whom he had a son, Oliver, in 1990. He also has two children from a previous marriage, Susan (b.1967) and Martyn (1969). Martyn is his assistant and also a PGA professional. Huish enjoys gardening and is still actively involved in all golf affairs in North Berwick, especially at the David Huish Pro Shop.


 
 

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