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John Ball (December 24, 1861-1940) was a prominent English amateur golfer of the late 19th and early 20th century. Jump to: navigation, search December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: 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 (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK... Golfer teeing off at the start of a hole Golf is a sport where individual players or teams hit a small ball into a hole using various clubs. ...


After winning the British Amateur in 1888, Ball became the first English-born player to win The Open Championship in 1890, and in the same year won his second Amateur, the first to win both titles in the same year. Ball subsequently won the 1892, 1894, 1899, 1907, 1910, and 1912 Amateurs, a record eight titles in all in addition to two runner-up finishes. Ball was also runner-up in the 1892 Open. The Amateur Championship is a golf tournament which is held in the United Kingdom. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ... The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ...


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John Ball (December 24, 1861-1940) was a prominent English amateur golfer of the late 19th and early 20th century.
After winning the British Amateur in 1888, Ball became the first English-born player to win The Open Championship in 1890, and in the same year won his second Amateur, the first to win both titles in the same year.
Ball subsequently won the 1892, 1894, 1899, 1907, 1910, and 1912 Amateurs, a record eight titles in all in addition to two runner-up finishes.
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