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Encyclopedia > Harold Hilton

Harold Hilton was an English golfer. In 1892, he won The Open Championship at Muirfield, becoming the second amateur to do so. He won again in 1897 at his home club, Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake. The only other amateurs who have won the Open Championship are John Ball Jnr. and Bobby Jones. Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Religion... 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. ... Bobby Jones won the Grand Slam in 1930 Robert Tyre Jones Jr. ...

Hilton also won British Amateur Championship on four occasions, including 1911, when he became the only British player to win the British and U.S. Amateur Championships in the same year. The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held in the United Kingdom. ... The U.S. Amateur Championship is the leading annual golf tournament in the United States for male amateur golfers. ...

Hilton was also a golf writer.

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A Rock of Ages (466 words)
Harold Hilton, while not one of the biggest names in golf lore, certainly was an interesting character who made quite a splash on the American golf scene.
However, Harold Hilton is probably best known for one of the most famous shots in tournament golf.
In 1911, Hilton came across the pond to compete in the U.S. Amateur Championship at Apawamis Country Club in Rye, N.Y. Thirty-six holes wasn’t enough to determine a champion, and on the 37th hole, Hilton had a 3-wood into No. 1 green.
OPENGOLF - News - fullstory (662 words)
Harold Hilton, who was eight years Ball's junior, was to set many records of his own.
The impetus for it was given by the discovery of a selection of Harold Hilton's medals in the desk drawer of the club secretary back in the late '70's.
And joining Hilton's Open Championship and Amateur medals on display now are those of Ball as well as de Vicenzo's putter and the ball he used in the final round of the 1967 Open.
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