Herbert Gustavus Max Faulkner, (July 29, 1916 – February 26, 2005), was an English golfer. He was the son of a golf professional who owned a course at Selsey. July 29 is the 210th day (211th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 155 days remaining. ... 1916 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar) Events January-February January 1 -The first successful blood transfusion using blood that had been stored and cooled. ... February 26 is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... This article is about the sport of golf. ... Selsey is an English seaside town, about 7 miles (11 kilometres) south of Chichester, West Sussex. ...
Faulkner's tournament career began in 1946, shortly after World War II. He won 16 regular tournaments in Europe, the last of them the Portuguese Open at the age of 52, and two senior tournaments. His greatest achievement was his victory in The Open Championship at Royal Portrush in 1951. The Champions Belt & The Claret Jug. ...
Faulkner played in the Ryder Cup Matches on five occasions, including the historic 1957 contest at Lindrick when the Great Britain team defeated a powerful United States contingent. Great Britain - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ...
MaxFaulkner may have been known as the 'Clown Prince of Golf' but he was deadly serious when a young autograph hunter asked for his signature ahead of the final round of the 1951 Open championship.
Leading the field by four strokes at the 16th hole of the third round, Faulkner hooked his tee shot within a few inches of the out-of-bounds fence and was faced with an important decision.
Reaching for his three wood, Faulkner lashed the ball over the fence and, as the gallery watched spellbound, it dutifully turned right, right and right again as it crossed the fence and bounded up the fairway on to the green.
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