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Encyclopedia > James Braid (golfer)

James Braid (February 6, 1870 - November 27, 1950) was a Scottish professional golfer, who was one of the "Great Triumvirate" of British golfers in the early 20th century alongside Harry Vardon and J.H. Taylor. February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... November 27 is the 331st day (332nd on leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... Golf (gowf in Scots) is a game where individual players or teams hit a ball into a hole using various clubs, and is one of the few ball games that does not use a fixed standard playing area. ... Harry Vardon born May 9, 1870 in Grouville, Jersey, Channel Islands – died March 20, 1937 in Totteridge, Hertfordshire, England, was a champion golfer. ... John Henry Taylor John Henry Taylor (March 19, 1871 Devon- 1963) was a English golfer and one of the pioneers of the modern game of golf. ...

Braid worked as a clubmaker before turnover professional in 1896. Initially his game was hinded by problems with his putting, but he overcame this after switching to an aluminium putter in 1900. He won The Open Championship in 1901, 1905, 1906, 1908 and 1910. In addition Braid won four British PGA championships in 1903, 1905, 1907 and 1911 as well as the 1910 French Open title. He was also runner-up in the British Open in 1897 and 1909. 2005 Open Champion Tiger Woods holding the Claret Jug. ... The Open de France is a PGA European Tour golf tournament. ...

In 1912 Braid retired from tournament golf and became a club professional at Walton Heath. He was also involved in golf course design, and is sometimes regarded as the "inventor" of the dogleg. Among his designs are the "King's Course" and the "Queen's Course" at Gleneagles. The Gleneagles Hotel is a luxury hotel in Auchterarder, Perthshire, Scotland. ...

External Links

  • James Braid Profile at Golf Legends
  • James Braid Profile at Golf About

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